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Queensland Migration Program


Skilled Migrant 190 & 489 Visa Sponsorship program closed.


Following suspension of the Skilled Migration Program in April, Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) re-opened the program on 29th July just to close it again on 30th July. The following message appeared on the BSMQ website:

Due to the unprecedented demand of the skilled program the BSMQ skilled program is temporarily CLOSED.

Expressions of interest (EOI’s) submitted for SkillSelect after 5.00pm AEST 30 July 2019 will not be considered at this time.

EOIs submitted from 29–30 July 2019 (5.00pm AEST) will be accepted and considered over the coming months.

Due to this demand, it is unlikely that the subclass 489 program will reopen (for skilled applicants) due to the closure for nominations on 10 September 2019 (to be replaced by the new subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa).

The subclass 190 program will reopen in due course, and BSMQ will publish the re-opening date via and on social media channels.

The BSMQ Business program remains OPEN.”


It is unknown at this stage when the Queensland Skilled Migrant Visa program re-opens again.



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