The first step in the process of points tested skilled migration or general skilled migration is to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect. SkillSelect is the Department's online system for assisting with the skilled migration process.
SkillSelect can be used to submit an EOI for all skilled visa subclasses including points-tested skilled migration visas, employer sponsored visas and business visas. For points-tested and business visas, SkillSelect is a mandatory part of the application process. For employer sponsored visas, SkillSelect is not mandatory but can be used to assist in the locating of an employer. Before you submit your EOI, you will need to meet requirements of the visa subclass that you are interested in.
If you have skills and want to apply for a points-tested skilled migration visa to migrate to Australia, you need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and meet the requirements for the visa subclass you wish to express an interest in.
After your EOI has been submitted, you may be invited to apply for a skilled migration visa.
If you are invited to apply for a skilled migration visa you will have 60 days to lodge a visa application which will be assessed by a processing team against the visa subclass requirements. Each visa has different eligibility requirements that you must also meet. We recommend you check the eligibility requirements of each visa prior to submitting your EOI.