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BSMQ temporarily suspends issuing new invitations for business applications

Queensland is temporarily suspending issuing new invitations for the following visas under the Business Innovation and Investment Program from 02/01/2019. BSMQ 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.

Investor Retirement Visa closes on 1 June 2018

The class UY Investor Retirement Visa is considered to no longer align with Australia’s economic priorities and will be closed.

The closure of the Class UY visa, which consists of one visa subclass, the Subclass 405 (Investor Retirement) visa, was announced in the 2018-19 Federal Budget, as part of the establishment of a pathway to permanent residence for current holders of the Retirement (Temporary)(Class TQ) visas and the Class UY visa. 

Current visa holders can apply to renew their visas, however the UY class is now closed to new applicants.  No more new applications are permitted from 1 June, 2018.

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New Occupation Ceilings 2017-2018

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released the new occupation ceilings list for the 2017–18 programme year.

Occupation Ceilings refer to the limit of EOI’s that can be selected for skilled migration from a specific occupation group. These limits are applicable to Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) only and are a key element to understand why the minimum points required for an invitation may sometimes be higher than the pass mark of 60 points for certain occupations.

The below are the occupation groups with the higher values assigned:

2544 Registered Nurses: 16741
3411 Electricians: 9354
2414 Secondary School Teachers: 7910
3312 Carpenters and Joiners: 6968
2613 Software and Applications Programmers: 6202
3212 Motor Mechanics: 5980
3341 Plumbers: 5507
1331 Construction Managers: 5400
3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists: 5330
2211 Accountants: 4785

Contact us for more information.