What happens after you submit your EOI

If you want to be nominated by an Australian state or territory.

Based on information you provide in your EOI, SkillSelect will estimate a points score. If your points are high enough, the state and territory government agencies you seleted will be able to view your EOI and decide whether to nominate you for the visa.

If you are nominated, we will invite you to apply for the visa. You might receive an invitation any time up to two years after you submit your EOI.

If you are invited, you have 60 calendar days to apply for the visa.

You might also need to follow the processes and meet the requirements of the nominating state or territory. Information about these processes and requirements on their websites.

If you will be sponsored by a relative.

Based on information you provide in your EOI, SkillSelect will estimate a points score. If your points are high enough, you will be invited to apply for the visa.

If you are invited, you have 60 calendar days to apply for the visa.

If your current Australian visa is about to expire.

If you are in Australia and your current visa is about to expire, you must apply for another visa to stay in Australia. You are not eligible for a bridging visa because an EOI is not a visa application. You are only eligible for a bridging visa after you are invited to and apply for this visa.