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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Your visa application starts with an Expression of Interest

To begin your visa application, you must first complete and submit a free Expression of Interest (EOI). Through an EOI, you can be invited to apply for certain visas, such as:

For more information on other visa types, visit Explo​re visa options.

From EOI to apply

  1. Have a skills assessment​
  2. Complete your EOI
  3. Submit your EOI
  4. Receive an invitation to apply for a skilled visa
  5. Apply in ImmiAccount
  6. ​Upload all documents to ImmiAccount

Workflow picture of EOI steps mentioned above


An invitation​ to apply for a visa is sent to those in eligible occupations who submit an EOI that meets or exceeds the points criteria. However, there is no guarantee that you will receive an invitation to apply for a visa, even if you meet the minimum points criteria.

Points are awarded for factors such as:

  • age
  • work experience
  • educational qualifications
  • English language proficiency.

To check the eligibility of your occupation, visit Skilled Occupation List. To calculate your potential points score, visit points calculator.

Submit​ an EOI