What is state nomination?
State migration plans were introduced in Australia to allow states and territories to nominate skilled and business migration applicants under a broad range of industries – to meet skill shortages in their labour markets and attract business and investment to their states.
For business visas
Queensland welcomes highly skilled and talented business people who wish to bring their investment capital, business acumen, and innovative ideas to Queensland.
Queensland’s Business Nomination Program offers prospective business migrants an opportunity to join our community and contribute to our economic growth and lifestyle development.
You must seek State Nomination if you intend to apply for a Business Innovation and Investment visa.
To be nominated, you can either make a complying investment or establish, develop and manage a new or existing business in Queensland.
For skilled visas
Queensland’s Skilled Nomination Program offers prospective skilled migrants an opportunity to join our community and contribute to our growing economy and great lifestyle. Queensland nominates skilled migrants in occupations that are in demand for both provisional visas and permanent residency, which allows you to live and work in Queensland.
Benefits of seeking state nomination
Nomination from Queensland will provide:
- priority processing of your visa with the Department of Home Affairs,
- an additional 5 points for a Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) towards the Home Affairs points test,
- an additional 15 points for a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) towards the Home Affairs points test, and
- the same work rights as an Australian citizen – granting independence that isn’t tied to a single employer.