Before you submit your expression of interest

    Before you submit your EOI, you should complete all parts on this step. If you are not able to, consider:
  • another visa
  • waiting until you can complete all parts.

Check your points

Check that you can score at least 60 points in the points test. You must score 60 or more points to be invited to apply for the visa.

If you want to be nominated, state and territory agencies can only view your EOI and nominate you for a visa if you score 60 or more points.

If you are invited to apply for the visa, you must prove that the points you claim are correct.

Information about points is available.

Gather your documents

If you receive an invitation and apply for the visa, you will need to provide documents:

  • that prove all of the claims you make in your EOI
  • that support other eligibility criteria for the visa.

It is preferable that you have all of these documents before you submit your EOI.

Documents are listed at Step 2.

Prepare your documents

It is preferable that you prepare all your documents before you submit your EOI.

  • All non-English documents must be translated into English.
    Translators in Australia must be accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters.
    Translators outside Australia do not need to be accredited, but they must endorse the translation with their full name, address, telephone number, and details of their qualifications and experience in the language being translated.
  • Scan all documents (English and non-English documents) in colour in readiness to attach to your visa application.
  • Your documents do not have to be certified.
  • When you apply for the visa, send a document only once, even if you are using it as evidence for more than one criterion.
  • Information about attaching documents is available.

Check your occupation

Check that your occupation is on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations.

Get a skills assessment

Your skills and qualifications need to be assessed so we know you can work in your nominated occupation.

The assessment must be undertaken by a relevant assessing authority. Assessing authorities are listed against occupations in the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations . You might have to pay a fee to the assessing authority.

You must have the results of your skills assessment to submit an EOI.

More information is available about the skills assessment and assessing authorities.

Medical doctors, barristers and solicitors

Medical doctors, barristers and solicitors do not need to have their skills assessed.

Medical doctors must provide one of the following certificates issued by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as proof of full registration:

  • unconditional or general medical registration
  • conditional specialist registration – which allows you to practice only in your particular speciality with no further training or supervision requirements.

Barristers and solicitors must provide proof of admission to practice as a lawyer in the relevant state or territory.

Check you are eligible for the visa

Check that you are eligible for this visa. Even if you receive an invitation to apply for the visa, you might not be eligible for it.