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Business and Skilled Migration Queensland State Nomination Program to open from February 1 2021

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 28, Jan 2021

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland State Nomination Program to open from February 1 2021 The Queensland state of Australia will open the Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) - State Nomination Program on February 1 2021. The BSMQ provides successful skilled migrants with the opportunity to join the community and contribute to the state's economy.

Queensland nominates skilled migrants with experience in high demand occupations for both temporary and permanent visas, which allows you to live and work in Queensland.

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland

The BSMQ is not open right now for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491 and Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190 Visa; however, it will open from February 1, 2021.

Also, read-How to apply for a Subclass 190 visa in Australia?

Business Program is open right now for key visa categories

The BSMQ or the business program is open right now for following visa categories for priority processing:

  • 188 - Innovation Stream
  • 132 - Significant Business History Stream
  • 188 - Significant Investor Stream
  • 188 - Entrepreneur Stream
The program will also focus on the businesses, which create jobs, support global pandemic recovery industries, or located in a regional area.

Skilled Program for Small Business Owners

The Subclass 491-SBO (Small Business Owners) program is already open from December 18, 2020. However, the main subclass 491 and subclass 190-visa pathway will only open to onshore applicants from February 1 2021. Until that time, BSMQ will not pick the new Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the skilled migration program.

  • Subclass 190 Visa: It is a state nominated permanent visa that allows you to live and work in Australia permanently.
  • Subclass 491 visa: This is the skilled regional visa. The Department of Home Affairs, Australia allocate this visa for five years. However, this visa also offers a permanent residency pathway later on.
To apply for Skilled PR visa, study visa, family-sponsored visa, etc. in Australia this year, you may contact the Visas Avenue on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777, or you can drop us an e-mail at It is a leading and registered Visa Consultancy Company in India.


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