For Australian Skilled Migration and Business Migration, it is a requirement to submit and Expression Of Interest (EOI) using the SkillSelect system, that is, you cannot apply for the visas directly. Instead, you must show your interest by submitting your EOI. SkillSelect is a three-stage process:
- You submit your details including qualifications, employment experience, English language ability and other information in your EOI
- You wait for invitation
- Once you receive an invitation, you can then make a visa application
Once you have successfully submitted your EOI, you then wait for invitation to apply for your visa. It is important you can get high points as this affects how long this wait will be. The method to calculate your points differ if you are applying for skill migration or business migration. But, both will give you points depending on different categories.
Categories for Skilled Migration
- English Language
- Skilled Employment Experience (overseas and Australia)
- Professional Year
- Education Qualifications
- Australian Study Requirement
- Specialist Education Qualification
- Credentialed Community Language
- Study in Regional Australia
- Partner Skills
- State / Territory Nomination
- Designated Area Sponsorship
Categories for Business & Investor
- English Language
- Educational Qualifications
- Financial Assets
- Business Turnover
- Business Experience (for Business Innovation Stream only)
- Investor Experience (for Investor Stream only)
- Business Innovation Qualifications
- Special Endorsement
Based on the information provided, SkillSelect will calculate how many points you have, and you must have at least 65 points to be able to successfully submit your EOI.
Your EOI data is kept in the system for 2 years, therefore, if you do not receive an invitation within this time, your record will be deleted. However, you can submit a new EOI. Luckily, submitting an EOI attracts no fees.
Once you do receive an invitation to apply for your visa, you have 60 days to do so. That is, if you do not submit your application, your invitation will expire, and it cannot be extended. It is therefore advisable to prepare all your documents when you submit your EOI.
Contact us at Tanson Migration to learn more.
46/F, Lee Garden One, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
SEND US A MESSAGE
Check out our latest updates
- The Migration Queensland Program is NOW OPENThe Migration Queensland State Nomination Program is now open from Tuesday 26 October 2021. Below are the highlights of the nomination requirements and pathways for Queensland. Skill visas (Subclass 190 and 491) There are 4 pathways for Queensland nominated skill visas: Graduates of a Queensland universitySkilled workers living in QueenslandSkilled workers living offshore (this pathway […]
- Western Australia gives priority to State nomination applicants currently residing in WAThe Western Australian government has announced on 22 October 2021 changes to their State nomination ranking system for Skilled visas. Preference will be given to applicants currently residing in Western Australia. The following tables show the priority given applicants in descending order with those applicants currently residing in Western Australia on the top of the […]
- Parents of Australian citizens or PR can now travel to AustraliaFrom 1 November 2021, parents of an adult Australian will be allowed to travel to Australia. Parents have been added to the list of “immediate family member” for travel purposes. Prior to this announcement, only the following people are considered as immediate family member for travel purposes: a spouse a de facto partner a dependent […]