Queensland 190 Visa requirements and occupations list.
Queensland State Nomination for Visa 190 provides you with five additional points towards meeting the Department of Home Affairs skilled visa points test pass mark of 65 points.
If you want to migrate to Queensland on a skilled migration visa, then you must first obtain a nomination from the state of Queensland. State migration is managed by the Queensland Government, through Migration Queensland, which is a business unit of Trade and Investment Queensland. State nominated subclass 190 visa allow you to live and work permanently in Queensland. You can apply under three main categories:
If you are a current holder of a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 visa, or have applied for a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 visa, you will not be eligible for nomination for the Skilled Nominated (Permanent) Subclass 190 visa. This restriction also applies to the Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa.
This pathway is for high performing graduates, who have graduated from a Queensland university in a PhD or Doctorate, Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree; and are currently onshore in Queensland. Migration Queensland criteria requires Graduate applicants to:
Invitations will go to the highest points per occupation (other requirements may be considered where there are a large number of EOI’s for certain points ie regional location, years of work experience etc). EOI’s will remain in our queue based on the points when they were originally lodged.
To determine whether your qualification is eligible, see the CRICOS website. Please go to ‘Course Search’ and enter your course name or CRICOS code. If your results show one of the above areas listed in the ‘Narrow Field’ you are eligible to be assessed under this pathway if you also meet all other required criteria.
Be employed full-time (35 hours per week minimum) in Queensland in the nominated or closely related STEM occupation (as per list above).
You may undertake employment through:
To be eligible for a Queensland nomination, you must meet both the Australian Department of Home Affairs criteria and Migration Queensland criteria for your chosen visa category.
If you are lodging an Expression of Interest for a 491 visa: Ensure that you can provide evidence that you have been living in regional Queensland and undertaking full-time post-qualification employment (minimum of 35 hours per week) over the past 3 months in your nominated occupation immediately prior to submitting your EOI.
Provide evidence of ongoing employment with a Queensland employer that is registered in Queensland for a further 12 months (minimum of 35 hours per week). For a 491 visa, this must be ongoing employment in a regional area.
Commit to living and working in Queensland for 2 years for a 190 visa and 3 years for the 491 from visa grant.
Businesses must have an office in Queensland. A virtual office will not be accepted (except for Trades occupations, which require 75 or higher). A trade occupation is defined as an ANZSCO occupation grouping beginning with 3
Migration Queensland has been inviting ‘decision ready applications’ who have registered through our recent ‘consideration for priority processing’ campaigns. A new registration campaign will open from Monday 3 April - Monday 10 April 2023, and you or your migration agent will be able to register your existing Skillselect EOI and details through our website.
Please note, only those that meet Queensland’s minimum criteria will be considered for invitation. Applicants who are invited must have their documents ready and uploaded within 7 days of being invited, and no extensions will be granted. Your patience is appreciated throughout this busy processing period, and processing times are currently at 4 – 6 weeks from the date of your invitation.
If you are employed through a labour hire company, make sure that they are registered in Queensland. All labour hire providers operating in Queensland must be licensed under the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017, including those based interstate or overseas who supply workers in Queensland.
You will be required to provide evidence that your labour hire company complies with these registration requirements. Your Statement of service must be written by the company you have been placed within.
To be eligible for a Queensland nomination, you must meet both the Australian Department of Home Affairs criteria and Migration Queensland criteria for your chosen visa category. The Department of Home Affairs criteria requires you to:
Migration Queensland criteria requires you to:
Migration Queensland has been inviting ‘decision ready applications’ who have registered through recent ‘consideration for priority processing’ campaigns. A new registration campaign will open from Monday 3 April - Monday 10 April 2023, and you will be able to register your existing Skillselect EOI.
Only those that meet Queensland’s minimum criteria will be considered for invitation. Applicants who are invited must submit their documents within 7 days of being invited, and no extensions will be available. Processing times are currently at 4 – 6 weeks from the date of your invitation.
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