Last Updated on May 28, 2018 by West Highlander
EOI (Expression of Interest) is an indication that you would like to be considered for Australia skilled migration. It is just detailed information in which you mention all about yourself like experience, study and education, level of English, details of Skills Assessment, Business and investment experience. For all these details, you get points that enhance your chances of getting a visa. It is a very first step when you apply for the visa.
If you are interested in applying for Australia skilled migration you need to know more about how to go about doing it. If you are eager to move to Australia then you must have heard about the changes the way immigrants apply for the visa which has been transformed by the Australian government. The method is called SkillSelect which is an online system. Through the system, an applicant has to mention his or her complete details and this is called an Expression of Interest or EOI.
The EOI is a record about you and your skills and helps Australian employers or other various governments to decide whether to invite you to apply for a visa or not. After getting an invitation, you are allowed to apply for a visa. The system speed-up the entire process and also assists Australia to choose the suitable people who seem fit with the requirements and even make it more streamlined.
What do you need to do before you put in an EOI?
Prior to visiting Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s website to submit an EOI, a candidate needs to assume what he or she will need to include. These are the things you can include:
What is your level of English?
You need to get familiar with English in terms of speaking as the Australian government thinks that immigrants will not only do their job well but they will fit into Australian society better too. If you speak English well just like your first language and have a passport from the country like USA, Canada or UK, then it is ok, if not then you have to show that you have a minimum level of English. We would recommend you to complete an IELTS test as the minimum level for Australia skilled migration is IELTS level 5, however, the actual level depends upon the job you want to do in Australia.
What skills do you have?
Although, Australia is developed country but it is in dilemma due to a shortage of skilled workers this is why a number of jobs introduced from time-to-time in various skilled categories by an Australian government. Minimum qualification criteria you must have to meet which will be acceptable in Australia. For this, you will need to complete a Skills Assessment if you are residing outside Australia or a Job Ready program if you are in the country.
Where would you like to live in Australia?
Most immigrants either prefer to live in the big cities, places where relatives or their own original countrymen live or a town near or on the coast. However, in Australia, there are numerous places which are short of skilled workers, whereas in big cities or popular places usually have too many skilled people already surviving. So, it is definitely a chance of getting a visa if you think to live and work in the area of Australia where few people are a skilled or heavy requirement of skilled people.
Are your all documents ready?
You do not need to have any documents for the EOI at all, but if you are invited to apply for a visa then you will definitely need documents for everything – language ability, skills, qualifications, work experience, medical and health checks, character and criminal record and so on and these documents will need to be translated into English by an approved translator if they are in another language.
So, this is what Expression of Interest mentioned above you would like to know and essential to understand for those who want to migrate Australia. Knowing the procedure will lessen the hassles at the time of applying visa but firstly it would boost the chances of getting your invitation.