Expression Of Interest / Registration Of Interest
What is an Expression Of Interest?
All overseas applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to apply for a skilled migrant visa for Australia. It is a formal document submitted to the Department of Home Affairs that expresses the applicant’s interest in applying for a skilled visa for immigrating to Australia. The application process can go ahead only after the Department selects the individual to make an application, which is known as the Invitation to Apply (ITA).
All EOIs must be lodged online using SkillSelect, an Australian immigration program matching skilled international workers with Australian employers. The EOI includes a series of questions to be answered about the applicant’s skills and past experiences. Based on this EOI, an employer or the Australian government may nominate an individual for a visa application.
Once you have completed your EOI, it is stored in SkillSelect and is valid for 2 years. Incomplete EOIs will also be stored for 2 years, but will not be eligible to receive an invitation. You can access your EOI and update your information at any time.
What is a Registration Of Interest?
The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent visa for skilled migrants with advanced talent currently working in Victoria using their STEMM skills. An applicant must receive a nomination from the state of Victoria before applying for the visa.
To be selected for Victorian skilled visa nomination, an applicant must submit a Registration of Interest (ROI). The information provided in the ROI helps to determine whether the individual will be selected to apply for a Victorian visa nomination.
The candidates are considered against other skilled candidates who have registered their interest in Victorian visa nomination. Nomination places are limited, and as such, this process is highly competitive.