December 24, 2020

Queensland: State Sponsorship; General Skilled Migration 2021

Queensland: State Sponsorship; General Skilled Migration 2021


The state of Queensland is currently processing the backlog of applications from 29 September – 05 October 2020 interim quota opening (for standard subclass 491 and 190 visas).
Please note: only selected occupations related to the COVID response and recovery will be processed as a priority. If you do not receive an invitation before the 25 December 2020, you will be required to submit a brand new EOI when we reopen our program on the 25 January 2021.

  • The Critical industries and critical sectors as per the Department of Home Affairs are critical or specialist medical services, including air ambulance, medical evacuations and delivering critical medical supplies with critical skills required to maintain the supply of essential goods and services (such as in medical technology, critical infrastructure, telecommunications, engineering and mining, supply chain logistics, aged care, agriculture, primary industry, food production, and the maritime industry)
  • delivering services in sectors critical to Australia’s economic recovery (such as financial technology, large scale manufacturing, film, media and television production and emerging technology), where no Australian worker is available
    If you are living and working in Queensland in any of the critical sectors/industries, you are eligible to apply for state nomination.


Be invited to apply

You must be invited to apply for NSW nomination – you cannot apply directly.
NSW does not invite EOIs outside the normal functioning of an invitation round. This includes because of visas expiring, losing eligibility for the visa, or points for age.

You must be under 45 years of age.

Points claim
You must obtain a minimum score of 65 points in your SkillSelect EOI.

English language
At the time of invitation, you must have an English score of at least Competent English
If you are a citizen of the USA, UK, Canada, Republic of Ireland or New Zealand, you are not required to complete an English language test.
You must hold a valid skills assessment in an occupation that exactly matches the occupation entered in your SkillSelect EOI.
Your commitment to NSW
You must commit to living and working in NSW for at least the first two years of your subclass 190 visa.

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