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November 10, 2021

Queensland State Nomination Program Now Open

Queensland State Migration Program has recently announced the opening of skilled visa nomination program for 2021/2022. Scroll below to find out which visas are now available. 

Skilled Program

The Skilled Migration program will remain available until quotas filled. However, for the Skilled Migration Program, only “decision-ready” applications will be accepted, meaning that if an application is incomplete or contains out-of-date documents, these applications will not be processed. 

The Skilled Migration program is highly demanded and competitive. It is a game of chance; therefore, always wise to consider other migration options.  

The Subclass 190 visa is a permanent state nominated visa.  

The Subclass 491 visa is a 5-year provisional state nominated visa with a pathway to permanent residency. 

It is essential to have an occupation on Home Affairs’ relevant list of eligible skilled occupations. Click here to see the complete list. Please note that the program is currently open only to onshore applicants.  

Other programs available through Queensland Migration

Business Migration Program

The state-nominated five-year provisional visa is currently open. This visa is a pathway to the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888). The program is available until the quota is filled. 

State nomination for these visas is managed by the Queensland Government, through Migration Queensland, collaborating with the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs. 

For nomination, it is vital to meet the eligibility criteria of both Home Affairs and Migration Queensland. 

188 – Business Innovation 

Generally, importing business will not be accepted unless the imported products are highly innovative, advanced in technology, or currently unavailable in Queensland. Property Development business will also not be considered. 

188 – Investor 

Among the requirements, the investor must have a net business and personal assets of at least A$3 million ready to be transferred to Queensland, Australia (including A$2.5 million for Complying Investment and A$500,000 for Settlement in Queensland). 

188 – Significant Investor 

The Queensland state nomination eligibility criteria highlights that it is vital to demonstrate a genuine commitment to Queensland and have net assets of at least A$5 million, which will be invested in Complying Investment under Complying Investment Framework (CIF) 

188 – Entrepreneur – not yet open 

Small Business Owners Pathway

The 491 small business owner’s pathway is open as well. However, the criteria were changed starting from 1st April 2021. The new standards stated that the purchased pre-existing business must be in operation for two years rather than one year. In addition, businesses must have a minimum purchase of $100,000 instead of the total investment. However, businesses purchased before 1st April will be exempted if there is a valid contract. 

The application process can get confusing and time-consuming as well. Therefore, it is wise to get it done through a trusted migration agent. Contact the E-Help team today. 

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