Expression of interest

    Your expression of interest must specify:
  • which stream you intend to apply under
  • whether you are interested in doing business in just one or more Australian states and territories.

When you have submitted your expression of interest, a state or territory government could examine it and decide whether to nominate you to apply for the visa. State and territory authorities have their own criteria for deciding who to nominate. The authority might contact you before you are nominated to discuss business possibilities. In others, the authority will wait for you to contact it.

If you receive an invitation, you will have 60 days to apply online for the visa. During that time, you cannot change the information in your expression of interest. If you receive two invitations to apply for a visa and you do not lodge an application, your expression of interest will be removed from SkillSelect. If you still want to apply for a visa, you will need to lodge a new expression of interest.

Although you do not need to provide supporting documents with an expression of interest, your visa application is likely to need extensive supporting documentation, as listed in the document checklist. Start compiling your documents early in the process, so you can respond within the 60 days if you receive an invitation.