Migration Queenslands 2023-24 Program Update

Migration Queenslands 2023-24 Program Update
Competitive State Nomination Program

Migration Queensland has opened its state nomination skilled migration program for the 2023-24 fiscal year. However, with a reduced allocation from the Department of Home Affairs this year (1550 skilled nominations and no BIIP allocation), the program is highly competitive. Invitation rounds will begin in September 2023 and continue monthly, with capped invitations to maintain fairness. Applicants are encouraged to consider alternative migration options.

Source: https://migration.qld.gov.au/news

Queensland-s 2023-24 Nomination Quota- Updates and Impact

Queensland-s 2023-24 Nomination Quota- Updates and Impact
Focus on High-Skilled Migration Amidst Reduced Allocations
The Queensland government has received updated nomination quotas from the Department of Home Affairs for the 2023-24 program year with a total allocation of 1,550 skilled visa nominations, Queensland is faced with a significant decrease from its initial request. This year’s selection criteria will prioritize attracting highly skilled migrants to the state, and adjustments are being considered regarding the program’s opening timeline.

Migration Queensland Registration for Priority Processing Open

Migration Queensland Registration for Priority Processing Open
Wednesday 14 June – Sunday 18 June 2023
Migration Queensland invites onshore and offshore applicants who meet Queensland skilled nomination criteria, and are decision-ready, to register for consideration of priority processing.

Registrations are open from 14 to 18 June 2023.

Source: https://migration.qld.gov.au/visa-options/skilled-visas/skilled-workers-living-offshore

South Australia Subclass 190 visa allocations have been exhausted

South Australia Subclass 190 visa allocations have been exhausted
Program will remain open until 8 June 2023
South Australia’s Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa allocations have been exhausted for 2022-23. However, we are pleased to announce that the General Skilled Migration program will remain open until 8 June 2023. This means that pending an allocation of Subclass 190 nominations from the Commonwealth Government for the 2023-2024 program year, applicants who are assessed as eligible for a Subclass 190 nomination will receive this nomination in the upcoming program year.

Skilled and Business Migration will be contacting all affected clients over the coming days with next steps. Options for individuals who meet the subclass 190 requirements at the time of lodgment are

Elect to be nominated in the 2023-2024 program year (there will be no need to resubmit an application, which will have been assessed under the eligibility requirements at the time of application). The nomination will occur immediately upon an allocation of subclass 190s in the 2023-2024 program year.
Accept a Subclass 491 nomination instead of a Subclass 190 nomination this program year.
Withdraw the Subclass 190 application and request a refund. With this option, any future applications will be assessed against new criteria and refunds will not be offered to applicants who have lodged an application and do not meet the published criteria.

Source: https://www.migration.sa.gov.au/news-events/south-australias-skilled-nominated-subclass-190-visa-allocation

South Australia skilled and business migrations key dates – Program closures from 8 June 2023

South Australia skilled and business migrations key dates
Program closures from 8 June 2023
SA Skilled & Business Migrations key dates for the remainder of the 2022-23 program year follow:

At 4pm, ACST, Thursday 8 June 2023, the following programs will close to new applications:

General Skilled Migration (GSM) Registration of Interest (ROI)
General Skilled Migration (GSM) Direct applications (491 and 190)
Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) Entrepreneur Stream (Subclass 188E)
Any applications that have been commenced but not lodged before 8 June 2023 will be deleted from our system.

Existing applications lodged before this date will continue to be assessed by Skilled & Business Migration. All BIIP applications including 188A Intention to Apply (ITA) applications will be processed by 30 June 2023.

At 5pm, ACST, Tuesday 4 July 2023, Skilled & Business Migration will hold a webinar regarding the 2023-24 program year. Further information, including links to register, will be published closer to the webinar date.

Source: https://www.migration.sa.gov.au/news-events/important-message-skilled-business-migration-programs