Qld to reopen invitations for business nominations

 

‘BSMQ will issue business nomination invitations to selected visa subclasses on Friday 25 January 2019 until additional nomination quota has been filled’

On 3 January 2019, we reported the temporary suspension of invitations for business visa applications in Queensland. Today, BSMQ has announced the following:

BSMQ will issue business nomination invitations to selected visa subclasses on Friday 25 January 2019 until additional nomination quota has been filled. These visa subclasses include:

– 132A Business Talent visa (Permanent) – Significant Business History stream (excluding applications with an intention to invest in residential property development businesses in Brisbane and Gold Coast)

– 188B – Business Innovation and Investment visa (Provisional) – Investor Stream

– 188C – Business Innovation and Investment visa (Provisional) – Significant Investor Stream.

BSMQ will start processing expressions of interest (EOIs) which were lodged after 2 January 2019 in the above visa categories and will consider reopening 188A – Business Innovation and Investment Visa (Provisional) – Innovation Stream on a case-by-case basis.

The following conditions apply: 

– BSMQ will not accept a second EOI from the same applicant for renomination within six months of the first nomination being issued.

– BSMQ will no longer give a special endorsement for an age waiver from 25 January 2019 to 30 June 2019 if the applicant is over 55.

– BSMQ will only consider issuing invitations to applicants who have selected ‘Queensland only’ as their chosen state.


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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 sergio@targetmigration.com.au