BSMQ announced closure of its 491 program for FY 2019-20.
BSMQ SKILLED PROGRAM SUBCLASS 491 VISA CLOSED (FROM 5PM AEST 15 June 2020)
The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 is closed for new EOIs from 5pm AEST 15 June 2020. This includes the 491 Small Business Owners (SBO) program.
Applicants who have been invited to lodge documents will still be processed, up until 30 June 2020. If you do not receive a nomination by 30 June 2020, it will mean that you will need to submit a new EOI once our program opens again.
BSMQ has not yet received advice from Home Affairs in regards to Queenslands nomination allocation for FY20-21 and when we will be able to re-open the business and skilled program. Once we receive advice on nomination allocation, we will post details to the BSMQ homepage and across our social media channels.
Please do not call or email in regards to the re-opening of the program or where your application is in the queue as this significantly impacts processing times.