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BSMQ State Nomination Program is now open for Subclass 190 and 491 Visa

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 02, Feb 2021

BSMQ State Nomination Program is now open for Subclass 190 and 491 Visa Queensland's BSMQ State Nomination Program is open for Subclass 190 and 491 visas from February 01, 2021. Presently the Skilled program of BSMQ is open from February 01 - February 07 2021. You can submit the Expression of Interest (EOI) if you meet the parameters and occupation requirements.

The next skilled Program opening after this will be in April 2021. Subclass 491-SBO (Small Business Owners) pathways are already open for the applicants.

Skilled Nomination Program

You can submit fresh EOI for the skilled program if you meet the criteria and occupation requirements. However, now, the BSMQ will only consider onshore candidates working in Queensland.

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491 (Minimum Points Required- 65 points and above)

The Subclass 491 visa is open to COVID critical skill as defined by the Department of Home Affairs, Australia, i.e. candidates with experience in,

  • Air Ambulance, Critical Medical, Medical Technology,
  • Engineering, Critical Infrastructure, Supply Chain
  • Telecommunications, Film & Television Production,
  • Maritime Industry, Agricultural Technology Food Technology,
  • Mining, Emerging Technology, Financial Technology, and
  • Large Scale Manufacturing.
An applicant must be working for a minimum of three months in a regional area in Queensland and have an employment offer for additional 12 Months from the employer in the nominated occupation.
Also, read-How to apply for Australia Skilled PR visa.
Skilled Nominated (Permanent) Subclass 190 visa (80 points and above as a priority)

As of now, the program will only consider the onshore applicants working in Queensland. The Subclass 190 visa is open to the DHA- Priority Skills Migration Occupation List (17 occupations in total for 190). The program will only consider the candidates with 80 points and above on priority, while the candidates below 80 points are subject to quota places available. You must also be working for six months and have an employment offer for extra twelve months from your employer in a nominated occupation.

If you wish to apply for Australia skilled PR visa, study visa, family-sponsored visa, etc. in Australia, you may contact Visas Avenue for trusted advice and assistance.

You may call VA Australia migration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at


Rajneesh Kumar

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