Skilled Migration

If you want to permanently migrate to Australia, the General Skilled Migration (GSM) scheme is the most common form of migration and it includes the visa subclass 485/476, 489 + 887, 491/494 and 191.

To apply for GSM, you must have a nominated occupation on the migration list with a suitable skill assessment. Once you have met all the different requirements, you can apply through the EOI (Expression of interest) system which is a competitive points-based system. If you are selected and invited by the immigration department, you can then formally apply for the general migration visa.

Select Skill

Use SkillSelect to make an expression of interest (EOI) if you are a skilled worker or business person from overseas who wants to migrate to Australia. All EOIs must be completed online using SkillSelect. An EOI is not a visa application and there is no fee to create or submit an EOI in SkillSelect.

For certain programs you may be required to participate in a skills assessment or appropriate points test. You will be able to complete an EOI even if you don’t meet the pass mark, but you will not be eligible to be invited to apply for a visa.