BSMQ temporarily suspends invitations for business applications

‘BSMQ temporarily suspends issuing new invitations for business applications’

The Business & Skilled Migration Queensland’s webpage displays the following announcement:

Queensland is temporarily suspending issuing new invitations for the following visas under the Business Innovation and Investment Program from 02/01/2019. Queensland are not accepting any new EOI’s submitted from this date.

The visa subclasses suspended include: 188 – Business Innovation (188A), Investor (188B), 188 Significant Investor (SIV or 188C), 188 Entrepreneur (188E), 132 – Significant Business History (132 SBH), 132 -Venture Capital Entrepreneur.

Queensland will still be processing completed applications prior to this date. We will advise when applications for QLD nomination are open again.


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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at

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