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QLD vivas update

Queensland has opened a skilled migration program for visas SC190 and SC491.

 

Only onshore applicants working in Queensland will be considered. The program will be open from 1 to 7 February, 2021.

 

The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 visa

– from 65 points and above
– only onshore applicants working in Queensland
– is open to COVID critical skill or sectors as outlined by the Department in:

  • Air Ambulance, Critical Medical, Medical Technology,
  • Engineering, Critical Infrastructure, Supply Chain
  • Telecommunications, Film & Television Production,
  • Maritime Industry, Agricultural Technology Food Technology,
  • Mining, Emerging Technology, Financial Technology, and
  • Large Scale Manufacturing.

– however applicants must provide submission letter detailing how you meet this, including details of employer and role, and how this position is assisting in the COVID response or recovery
– applicants must also have been working for a minimum of 3 months in a regional location in Queensland and have a job offer for an additional 12 Months from your employer in your nominated occupation

 

State Sponsored Visa 190:

– from 80 points and above – priority consideration
– applicants below 80 points being subject to quota places being available
– is open to the Department of Home Affairs Priority Skills Migration Occupation List (18 occupations in total)
– applicants must also have been working for a minimum of 6 months and have a job offer for an additional 12 Months from your employer in your nominated occupation
– Alumni (Queensland Masters and PHD graduates) must meet the working in Queensland criteria as detailed above
– applications will be prioritized based on the above COVID criteria and occupations

Please note that next scheduled round is expected on April 2021!

For everyone who lives in Queensland, a special offer from me and my team – POST-PAID migration service! Email me for details! And always remember that the CORRECT cover letter is the lion’s share of your success!

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