Business and Skilled Migration Queensland - Queensland

Description

Migrants make valuable contribution to Queensland's economy and society. Business and Skilled Migration Queensland promotes Queensland as the settlement destination of choice for migrants, and can nominate prospective business and skilled migrants.

What Support is Provided?

The Australian Government provides the opportunity for State and Territory governments to sponsor skilled and business migrants under certain visas.

The Queensland Government nominates individual skilled and business migrants for temporary, provisional and permanent residency visas. Individuals who wish to live in Queensland and establish and run their businesses from Queensland, invest in Queensland, or to take up skilled employment can be nominated by the Queensland Government for business and skilled migration.

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland provides information to potential migrants on nomination and visa options for both the skilled and business subclass that are eligible for state nomination. Appointments may be available on request for business visa applicants.

Business Migration
The business visas which the Queensland Government can nominate are:

Provisional -

  • 188 - Business Innovation and Investment - Innovation (intending to operate a business in Queensland);
  • 188 - Business Innovation and Investment - Investor (intending to invest in Queensland Treasury Corporation);
  • 188 - Business Innovation and Investment - Significant Investor Visa for high net worth individuals wishing to invest $5 million in Queensland.
  • 188 - Business Innovation and Investment - Entrepreneur (for applicants who have sourced $200,000 from a third party to undertake a complying entrepreneur activity).

Permanent -

  • 132 - Business Talent - Significant Business History (high-calibre business people intending to operate a business in Queensland);
  • 132 - Business Talent - Venture Capital Entrepreneur (for people who have obtained at least $1million in funding from an Australian venture capital firm);
  • 888 - Business Innovation and Investment - Innovation (eligible holders of the 188 visa and eligible New Zealand residents);
  • 888 - Business Innovation and Investment - Investor (eligible holders of the 188 visa); and
  • 888 - Business Innovation and Investment - Significant Investor Visa (eligible holders of the subclass 188 visa).

General Skilled Migration
The skilled visas, under which the Queensland Government provides sponsorship for individuals are:

Provisional -

  • 491 - Skilled - Regional Work (provisional) visa for highly skilled migrants with skills in demand in regional Queensland with pathway to permanent residency. Note: This visa will commence 16 November 2019.

Permanent -

  • 190 - Skilled - Nominated visa for highly skilled migrants with skills in critical shortage in Queensland.

Migrants can also apply for visas that do not require state nomination through the Australian Government website.

Migrants can be nominated in occupations that are identified as having a skills shortage to assist Queensland industry in having a highly skilled labour force supply via the SkillSelect Expression of Interest database.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

Details of Queensland Government requirements and application information are available on the Migration Queensland website.

Potential migrants must also meet the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs visa criteria.

Fees

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland State nomination application fees.

Department of Home Affairs visa applcation fees.

Administering agency

Trade and Investment Queensland

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland

Contact details

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Business and Skilled Migration Queensland

Trade and Investment Queensland

Operating address: Level 10
1 William Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 611
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3514 3013
Email: workliveplay@qld.gov.au
Website: Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (Opens in new window)