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Queensland 491 Visa and 190 Visa latest news

491 Visa and 190 visa Queensland

BSMQ State Nomination Program

What is New?

Queensland has  recently opened its skilled program ( Queensland state sponsorship ) for one week. Now you can apply for 491 visa and 190 visa nomination application to Queensland.

What are Requirements? (Skilled visa Program)

Please note that BSMQ program or in simple terms Queensland state sponsorship has limited number of seats, so they are not going to give nomination to all occupations. Queensland has mentioned that they will give nominations to those applications whom they think they are most important in their fight against Covid-19.

Basic Requirements for skilled visa Nominations

You can also apply if you are working in the following

1 in medical services, or
2 in maintaining the supply of essential goods and services, or
3 in delivering services in sectors critical to Australia’s economic recovery OR
4 your occupation in the following list
Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

Priority Processing Requirements

    Subclass 190

If you are applying for subclass 190 visa then must have worked in your nominated occupation       for 6 months and you also must have 12 months full-time job offer with your employer.             (you must have worked full-time (35 hours per week) and must have full work rights )

   Subclass 491 Skilled Regional Visa

If you are applying for subclass 491 visa or regional visa then you must have worked in your             nominated occupation for 3 months in regional Queensland and you must also have 12 months       full time job offer in regional Queensland.
(you must have worked full-time (35 hours per week and must have full work rights )

   SUBCLASS 491 SBO (SMALL BUSINESS PATHWAY)

If you are using 491 small business pathway, you don’t need any experience in your nominated         occupation. However, there are some other criteria you have to meet.

Other Requirements

You must be onshore while applying for above mentioned skilled visa. That means if your living      outside Australia you are not eligible to apply for state nomination.

How to Apply?

You must lodge a new EOI with skill select. If you have already lodged EOI, you cannot apply for      state nomination. Your EOI must be lodged on or after 29-Sep-2020. Then you need to send an        email to migration@qld.gov.auIn the email, you need to explain that how you meet the Department of home affairs Critical skills and sector Direction. Your email must also include your full name, date of birth and EOI number.

After sending email, wait for the invitation from Queensland. If they invite you, you need to              upload all the documents within 24 hours. If you do not provide all documents within 24 hour          period you will not be able to apply.

 Note

Do not make any payment until BSMQ invite you to make the formal nomination application.             BSMQ will not answer any query regarding your application.

Business Program

BSMQ also has business programme under which both onshore and offshore applicants can apply

With limited allocations, BSMQ will only nominate:

  • high-quality applications related to the COVID-19 economic recovery, or
  • businesses that focus on productive investment and job creation, or
  • businesses that have a regional investment focus within the business program.
  • Priority processing for:

– Subclass 132 – Significant Business History stream

– Subclass 188 – Business Innovation stream

– Subclass 188 – Significant Investor stream

– Subclass 188 – Entrepreneur stream

How to Apply?

You must lodge a new EOI with skill select. If you have already lodged EOI, you cannot apply for      state nomination. Your EOI must be lodged on or after 29-Sep-2020. Then you need to send an        email to migration@qld.gov.au. Your email must also include your full name, date of birth and EOI number.

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