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Australian Immigration Law Update: Business And Skilled Migration Queensland (BMSQ) Business Program Reopens Business Visa Program

by | Dec 22, 2020 | Migration

Business and Skilled Migration has reopened its Business Program as at 10 December 2020. However, it is noted that BSMQ will be first assessing EOI’s submitted from the interim quota received from 29 September – 05 October 2020, then from 6 October – 9 December 2020 openings. This will result in extended processing times for subsequently submitted EOIs. BSMQ also advises that not all EOI’s submitted will receive an invitation and BSMQ Business Program Guidelines should be followed. BSMQ will nominate high quality applications related to the COVID-19 economic recovery, or those businesses which focus on productive investment and job creation, or have a regional investment focus within the business program. Priority processing for:

  • Subclass 132 – Significant Business History stream
  • Subclass 188 – Business Innovation stream
  • Subclass 188 – Significant Investor stream
  • Subclass 188 – Entrepreneur stream

Skilled Program The BSMQ skilled program remains SUSPENDED while the backlog of applications from 29 September – 05 October 2020 interim quota opening are processed. Also noted is that only selected occupations related to the COVID response and recovery will be processed as a priority. If an invitation is not received before the 25 December 2020, a new EOI will need to be lodged when the skilled program reopens at the end of January 2021. Need Help and Assistance? Contact Us Today So We Can Help Guide You Nevett Ford Lawyers Melbourne Telephone: +61 3 9614 7111 Email: melbourne@nevettford.com.au Visit our website: www.nevettford.com.au