Queensland State Nomination Criteria Updated for both 489 Visa and 190 Visa

Queensland has released it's new nomination criteria and the new Queensland Skilled Occupation List for the migration program 2019-20 on 29 July 2019.

The important notice for Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (subclass 489) in Queensland:

Queensland will open 489 processing for a limited period only - until mid-August 2019, to allow enough time to process applications. This is due to the Department of Home Affairs announcing that the final date of nomination by States and Territories for the 489 as being 10 September 2019 to allow time for the lodgement of final 489 applications.

Implementation of the new subclass 491 Regional Work (Provisional) visa will take place on 16 November 2019.

 

489 applicants will receive priority processing during this period and the time to receive an invitation for the 190 may take longer.

 

The highlights of the state nomination criteria updates are as follows:

 

'Working in Queensland' Applicants - eligible for 190 visa & 489 visa:

  • For 489 Visa - applicants must have 3 months living and work (minimum 35 hours per week) experience in regional Queensland and have evidence of ongoing employment for 1 year with a registered Queensland employer

  • For 190 Visa - applicants must have 6 months of work experience (minimum 35 hours per week) in Queensland and have evidence of ongoing employment for 1 year with a registered Queensland employer

'Offshore' Applicants - eligible for 190 visa & 489 visa:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years of post-qualification work experience in the nominated occupation. More experience may be required for certain occupations.

  • If the applicant is an overseas Ph.D. graduate and has a minimum of 12 months job offer with a Queensland registered business, the work experience requirement may be waived.

‘Queensland Postgraduate’ Applicants – eligible for 190 visa:

  • Must have completed 100% of the qualifications in a Queensland based institution in the last 2 years, with the qualification related to the nominated occupation

  • Master graduates must provide evidence of current full-time employment with a Queensland employer registered in Australia in the nominated occupation (or closely related occupation)

  • Master graduates must provide evidence of ongoing employment from a Queensland employer registered in Australia in the skilled occupation (or closely related occupation). This job offer must be for a minimum of 12 months (35 hours per week).

  • A job offer is not required for Ph.D.graduates unless otherwise stated.​

To find out your eligibility for Queensland State Nomination and check if your occupation is on the QSOLs or not, book a FREE consultation now with Registered Migration Agents at RACC.

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