The Migration Queensland Program is NOW OPEN

The Migration Queensland State Nomination Program is now open from Tuesday 26 October 2021.

Below are the highlights of the nomination requirements and pathways for Queensland.

Skill visas (Subclass 190 and 491)

There are 4 pathways for Queensland nominated skill visas:

  • Graduates of a Queensland university
  • Skilled workers living in Queensland
  • Skilled workers living offshore (this pathway is currently CLOSED, but will be reviewed at the end of 2021)
  • Small business owners operating in regional Queensland

You can find out more on these pathway requirements on their website here, or contact us for more information.

Business migration program

There are 4 streams for Queensland Business Innovation and Investment visas:

  • 188 – Business Innovation
  • 188 – Investor
  • 188 – Significant Investor
  • 188 – Entrepreneur (NOT YET OPEN – criteria to be advised in coming months)

You can find out more on these pathway requirements on their website here, or contact us for more information.

491 – Small Business Owners pathway

This pathway is currently open. There are a few changes from 1 April 2021 and new criteria per below:

Your purchased pre-existing business must:

  • have been in operation for 2 years, instead of 1 year, and
  • have had a minimum purchase price of $100,000, rather than total investment in the business.

Commission agents or leasing agents of franchises (such as petrol stations), and home-based businesses (such as courier and cleaning businesses) will not be considered.

Those that have started a business and have continuously run that business for a minimum of 2 years can now apply for the 491-SBO visa stream. The business must be generating a profit and have a turnover of $200,000 in the 12 months prior to application.

You can find out more on these pathway requirements on their website here, or contact us for more information.

Source: https://migration.qld.gov.au/news/the-migration-queensland-program-is-now-open

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