491 – NSW State Sponsorship – open!

Why Choose Us

We have received notification today that NSW State sponsorship for the 491 visa is open.

We encourage that applicant’s check the following occupation list to see if your occupation is on their list.

Orana’s – https://www.rdaorana.org.au/migration/dama/dama-occupations-list/

Northern Inland’s occupation list https://www.rdani.org.au/skilled-migration/skilled-work-regional-visa-subclass-491/occupation-list-for-the-northern-inland.php

If your occupation is on their list,  NSW State are offering the following streams:

Stream 1 – Living and Working in regional NSW

Stream 2 – Recently completed study in regional NSW

Stream 3a – Job Offer in Regional NSW, nominated occupation 12 months, full time

Stream 3c – Family ties in regional NSW

Please contact our office to discuss your eligibility further.

Skilled Nominated Visa 190 NSW

Skilled Nominated Visa: Subclass 190

 2020-21 Financial Year Update

Invitation rounds will commence shortly for Subclass 190.

As per Home Affair’s decision, only applicants with occupations in

health, ICT and engineering occupations and residing in NSW will be invited.



You must be aged under 45.

Points claim:

If you do not obtain a score of at least 65 points, you are not eligible to be invited to apply for NSW nomination.

English score:

Competent English score is a must at the time of invitation.


You must hold a valid skills assessment in an occupation that exactly matches the occupation entered in your SkillSelect expression of interest.

You must commit to living and working in NSW for at least the first two years of your subclass 190 visa.

For more information visit: https://www.business.nsw.gov.au/live-and-work-in-nsw/visas-and-immigration/skilled-visas/Skilled-Nominated-visa-subclass-190

You do not need to submit a new EOI in SkillSelect if your current EOI is valid.

NSW Business and Skilled Migration Update 2020-21


  • NSW State sponsorship has been provided with a limited number of interim nominations for 2020-21 for Australian Skilled Migration.
  • Nominations are limited hence the NSW Government has made temporary changes to their application process.
  • These changes will be reviewed later on if they are provided with more nominations later in the financial year.

Business and Investor Visas (Subclass 188):

Potential business and Investor applicants will be nominated by invitation ONLY.

For consideration by the NSW gov for subclass 188, please ensure you have a valid EOI in SkillSelect, and NSW as your preferred state.

Skilled Visas (Subclass 190 & 491):

Invitation rounds will commence shortly for subclass 190.

Only applicants currently residing in NSW and in selected health, ICT and engineering occupations will receive invitations from the NSW gov.

On-hand 491 visa applicants will be contacted via email to advise them of their application outcomes.

*If your current EOI is valid, you do not need to submit a new EOI in SkillSelect, this applies to ALL visa subclasses*

Australia benches extradition policy and provides 5-year visa to Hong Kong Internationals.

In a landmark move, Australia benched its extradition policy with Hong Kong in light of growing concerns of national security law imposition in Hong Kong.

Australia today has taken steps to suspend our extradition agreement. We have formally notified Hong Kong and advised the Chinese authorities. I also note that our travel advice for Hong Kong has been updated, and we’d encourage Australians to refer to that travel advice.” –  Scott Morrison, PM of Australia.

What does this mean for Hong Kong residents?

  • Current and future students will be eligible for a five (5) year graduate visa  after their graduation with a pathway to permanent residency at the end of that period.
  • Skilled workers and graduate visa holders will be offered an extension of five (5) years from today with a pathway to permanent residency.
  • Temporary skilled visa holders will be offered an additional five (5) years visa extension.
  • Future HK Applicants will receive a five (5) year temporary visa too. This is however subject to meeting an updated skills list and appropriate market testing.

For all the above cases, at the end of the 5 year period there is a PR pathway available for HK residents.

  • Australia will focus on HK residents studying and working in regional areas to make up for skill shortages and provide a 3-year express Permanent Residency pathway.
  • Australia is also welcoming export-based Hong Kong businesses to relocate to Australia.

We will keep you updated as soon as we receive new information.

Source: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/hong-kong

Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) – NSW



Applications open for state sponsorship with New South Wales

NSW are now accepting applications for NSW nomination for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).

Applications must be lodged by 5pm Friday, 26 June 2020.

Who can apply?

You can only apply for NSW nomination if you are eligible for this visa subclass AND:

  • are currently living in a designated regional area of NSW.


Please call our office for any further information required.


𝐐𝐋𝐃 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 – 𝐒𝐮𝐛𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝟏𝟗𝟎 & 𝟒𝟗𝟏

• BSMQ has applied for a small quota to commence state nomination in July 2020.

• They will receive their formal quota in Oct 2020 as a part of the commonwealth budget release.

• The 𝐨𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝟒𝟗𝟏 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝟏𝟗𝟎 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫 as compared to previous years.

• BSMQ will change their process for state nomination and 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐬.

• If no quota is received by BSMQ for July 2020, they will open for state nomination in October 2020.

𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒄𝒕 𝒖𝒔 𝒂𝒕 (07) 3216 0052 𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒖𝒔 𝒂 𝒎𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝑭𝑩 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒌 𝒕𝒐 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒎𝒊𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔!

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As of today, Victoria state sponsorship is closed. Applications received prior to 28th May 2020 will continue to be processed.

To read the official post from Victoria state, please see this link https://liveinmelbourne.vic.gov.au/news-events/news/2020/close-of-victorias-skilled-nominated-visa-subclass-190-and-491?fbclid=IwAR1y5m54pZYNeSSpsLjTkmGeHa4WV6r8-H0-Z1BromYf5-ZJA08VjVorLdg



QLD BSMQ Skilled Migration Program for Subclass 491 visa – Open

Business Migration and Skilled Migration Australia (BSMQ) has opened to processing OFFSHORE Subclass 491 for Selected Medical Professionals.

Please refer to the BSMQ Website for list of occupation via this link https://migration.qld.gov.au/skilled-occupation-lists/

Please note that due to the closure of The Australian Border should you receive a offshore grant you will need to apply for a travel exemption however, your entry to Australia at this time cannot be guaranteed. For  more details please see this link  https://migration.qld.gov.au/

Updated on the 24th April 2020



NSW State Sponsorship (Regional) is now available for Civil Engineers and Accountants/Management Accountants. Accountants/Management Accountants must have 6 months of work experience in the nominated occupation anywhere in Australia,  possess proficient English and must be living and working in the sponsoring regional area of NSW.

If you meet the above and wish to discuss your eligibility further, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Attention: Changes to Pass and Pool Marks

Legislative Instrument-IMMI18/067-Pool and Pass Marks for General Skilled Migration Visas Instrument 2018.

Part 2 of this instrument increases the pool and pass mark to 65 for the following three subclasses where an application is made on or after 1 July 2018 in response to an invitation given on or after 1 July 2018:

  • Skilled-Independent (Permanent) (Class SI) Subclass 189
  • Skilled-Nominated (Permanent) (Class SN) Subclass 190
  • Skilled-Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (Class SP) Subclass 489

Transitional provisions 

For visa applications made on or after 1 July 2018 in response to an invitation given on or after 1 July 2018 the pool and pass mark will be 65. 

For visa applications made before, on or after 1 July 2018 in response to an invitation given prior to 1 July the pool and pass mark remains at 60. 

Part 3 of this instrument maintains the pre-existing pool and pass marks for outstanding applications for the following repealed visa subclasses:

  • Subclass 175 (Skilled-Independent) visa
  • Subclass 176 (Skilled-Sponsored) visa
  • Subclass 475 (Skilled-Regional Sponsored) visa
  • Subclass 487 (Skilled-Regional Sponsored) visa
  • Subclass 885 (Skilled-Independent) visa; and
  • Subclass 886 (Skilled-Sponsored) visa

This instrument revokes IMMI 12/107 and commences on 1 July 2018.