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QLD Has anyone received an invitation to apply for state nomination from Queensland for Visa subclass 491?

AnnieAus

Wanderer
Messages
34
Points
6
MSA
2020-02-03
Skill
261314
SC
491
Point
95
EOI
2020-02-03
I am not sure either, but I was definitely surprised and a little underprepared.
Just make sure that when you do get your invite for a 491, you are ready to submit their required documents. You are only given 14 days to complete the application and make sure you have cash in your bank account to the value of $15000.
perfect thank you for this info:) Wishing you all the best and keep us posted on how it goes:)
 

crocoDundee

Wanderer
Messages
30
Points
6
MSA
2019-02-25
Skill
261314
SC
491
Point
85
EOI
2019-11-26
I can answer this question for you. The pickup in the queue means BSMQ has seen your EOI and think u are eligible for their policy and put ur EOI into their state selection system. however, they still dont choose u and give ur preinvitation because some factors. For example, they want to wait for other applicants submmitted EOI to compare with.

At this stage, it does not mean anything, as last 190 round, more than 1000 EOIs have been pickup, but only 300 EOIs have been nominated by qld state.

Good luck
Thank you very much for your insights. This is helpful.
 

crocoDundee

Wanderer
Messages
30
Points
6
MSA
2019-02-25
Skill
261314
SC
491
Point
85
EOI
2019-11-26
I am not sure either, but I was definitely surprised and a little underprepared.
Just make sure that when you do get your invite for a 491, you are ready to submit their required documents. You are only given 14 days to complete the application and make sure you have cash in your bank account to the value of $15000.
Thank you for the information. All the best for the road ahead.
 

Eesh_Kishan

Newbie
Messages
1
Points
1
MSA
2019-10-04
Skill
263211
SC
491
Point
75+15
EOI
2019-12-08
Hello Forum,
Anyone from "Offshore" category for 491 Visa with 263211 (ICT Quality Assurance)? Please help in assessing.
I have applied for QLD-491 in December-19 with 85 points then. Last month my experience has reached 5 years. So total points are 90 now. What are the chances for getting a pre-invite for QLD?
 

crocoDundee

Wanderer
Messages
30
Points
6
MSA
2019-02-25
Skill
261314
SC
491
Point
85
EOI
2019-11-26
Hello Forum,
Anyone from "Offshore" category for 491 Visa with 263211 (ICT Quality Assurance)? Please help in assessing.
I have applied for QLD-491 in December-19 with 85 points then. Last month my experience has reached 5 years. So total points are 90 now. What are the chances for getting a pre-invite for QLD?
Hi,
Your points look good but I am not sure about the chances. You can contact BSMQ and check with them if your EOI is picked up. If it is picked up, it still is in a queue - refer "https://www.migrationdesk.com/goto/post?id=123922"
 

AnnieAus

Wanderer
Messages
34
Points
6
MSA
2020-02-03
Skill
261314
SC
491
Point
95
EOI
2020-02-03

clumsycloggs

Newbie
Messages
4
Points
1
MSA
2017-10-20
Skill
334111
SC
190/491
Point
65/75
EOI
2020-01-06
Hi all,

New to this forum and love how everyone is keeping each other informed. I'm offshore under 334111 Plumber with 75 points (60+15) and applying for 491. Anyone have any idea of my chances with QLD? Currently have EOI for 190/491 dated 06 Jan 2020. Like others that might be doing, should I lodge a separate 491 EOI to increase chances of being picked up?
Thanks in advance
 

AnnieAus

Wanderer
Messages
34
Points
6
MSA
2020-02-03
Skill
261314
SC
491
Point
95
EOI
2020-02-03
Hi all,

New to this forum and love how everyone is keeping each other informed. I'm offshore under 334111 Plumber with 75 points (60+15) and applying for 491. Anyone have any idea of my chances with QLD? Currently have EOI for 190/491 dated 06 Jan 2020. Like others that might be doing, should I lodge a separate 491 EOI to increase chances of being picked up?
Thanks in advance
Hi there:) Not sure about your chances, but it wont be bad to give it try:) You can check the SOL to see if your occupation is on the list:) If you have a 190/491 with QLD as your preferred state then I don't think you need another application however if you didnt specify QLD then maybe create a new 491 with them:)
Hope this helps:)
 

crocoDundee

Wanderer
Messages
30
Points
6
MSA
2019-02-25
Skill
261314
SC
491
Point
85
EOI
2019-11-26
Thanks, did you call or just send a message via the page. Also how long before they responded?
Just the query form they have in there at the site. They got back the next day. For some queries they did not answer, specifically speaking the ones where you ask them chances/how long and things like that.
 

crocoDundee

Wanderer
Messages
30
Points
6
MSA
2019-02-25
Skill
261314
SC
491
Point
85
EOI
2019-11-26
me either:( They haven't replied to any of my queries for a status update.
Hi @AnnieAus I inquired with them if the Corona situation is delaying processing of applications and about my EOI status. They replied back informing that they are currently processing Medical and Health care professional cases at the moment. No reply about my EOI or the slowdown in processing times due to COVID-19 crisis. I guess it would be little longer all the more this waiting period. Let us be in touch if there is any update from any of us here, in the meanwhile, pray that this Global Crisis come under control.
 

AnnieAus

Wanderer
Messages
34
Points
6
MSA
2020-02-03
Skill
261314
SC
491
Point
95
EOI
2020-02-03
Hi @AnnieAus I inquired with them if the Corona situation is delaying processing of applications and about my EOI status. They replied back informing that they are currently processing Medical and Health care professional cases at the moment. No reply about my EOI or the slowdown in processing times due to COVID-19 crisis. I guess it would be little longer all the more this waiting period. Let us be in touch if there is any update from any of us here, in the meanwhile, pray that this Global Crisis come under control.
Yeah guess all we can do is wait, will def keep you posted if anything changes. I have had no replies from them at all. So not even sure if they have previously looked at my EOI:( Definitely praying every keeps safe during this global crisis and hoping all will be resolved soon.
 
Hi @AnnieAus I inquired with them if the Corona situation is delaying processing of applications and about my EOI status. They replied back informing that they are currently processing Medical and Health care professional cases at the moment. No reply about my EOI or the slowdown in processing times due to COVID-19 crisis. I guess it would be little longer all the more this waiting period. Let us be in touch if there is any update from any of us here, in the meanwhile, pray that this Global Crisis come under control.
I think overseas applicant should be ready for a extremely long waiting time. although the website states the overseas pathway is still open , I think BSMQ may take action to limit overseas applicants as they are potential temporary residence can enter Australia. Because the normal eoi process capacity of BSMQ is around 300 eoi per months including 190 491 188 132. however, 190 188 132r closed at this moment, so BSMQ have enough time and quotas to process overseas application. But they didn't.
 

Braydenbbk

Wanderer
Messages
47
Points
6
MSA
2018-09-21
Skill
233213
SC
190-QLD
Point
70
EOI
2019-11-25
Nom.
2020-02-21
Inv.
2020-02-02
u guys should consider alternativ options recently as BSMQ has announced the offshore pathway closed from today (25/3). good luck
 
Hi guys I'm gonna apply for 491 onshore as a civil engineer soon. Just wondering if the 5 points difference in the age matters for getting the nomination? I'm concerned about this as i'm turning 25yo this May. I can get 85 points when I turn 25 otherwise I will stay at 80 pts. Not sure if it's worth waiting until then cause I'm scared that they will close the application at any time. Thanks!
 
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