You could receive an invitation any time within two years of submitting your EOI. If you are invited to apply for the visa, you will receive an email from SkillSelect. Receiving an invitation does not mean you will be granted the visa.
If you are invited, you have 60 calendar days to apply for the visa. This time will not be extended.
The invitation will include a points score based on your EOI claims. You must demonstrate that you can meet the points score and satisfy all other eligibility criteria. If you cannot meet this points score and all other eligibility criteria, you will not be granted the visa.
If you do not apply for the visa after two invitations, your EOI will be removed from SkillSelect.
You will not receive an invitation if you turn 45.
If you cannot meet the points score or other eligibility criteria
If you cannot demonstrate that you can meet the points score and satisfy all other eligibility criteria you should not apply for the visa at this time. If you want to update your EOI to better reflect your points score, you can do so after the 60 day invitation period has elapsed.
If this is your first invitation, you might be sent a second invitation after the 60 day invitation period has elapsed
If this is your second invitation, you will have to submit another EOI if you still want the visa.