General Skilled migration visas offer one of the finest opportunities for skilled workers to live and work in Australia. Under the Australian General Skilled Migration program, applicants can use their qualifications, work experience and language ability to meet the Australian immigration requirements for the Australian permanent residence visa.

Applicants get selected based on their points test score in a number of selection criteria. Skilled workers and interested in migrating to Australia can be considered for a skilled visa by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect.

An EOI is an indication that you would like to be considered for a skilled visa. An EOI is not a visa application.

You will be asked to provide a range of information in your EOI depending on the visa you want to be considered for, such as:

  • basic personal information
  • nominated occupation
  • work experience
  • study and education
  • level of English skills
  • details of a skills assessment, related to your nominated occupation
  • business and investment experience.

These skilled workers can then be found and nominated for skilled visas by Australian employers or state and territory governments, or they might be invited by the Australian Government to lodge a visa application.