Australia SkillSelect EOI Sample for 189, 190, 489 PR

Sample Australia SkillSelect EOI step by step procedure for 189, 190. Update Expression of Interest anytime after submission to update points for next draw.

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta          Updated  24 Oct, 19


What is Australia SkillSelect EOI

An expression of interest (EOI) is an application method of showing your interest in applying for a skilled visa for immigrating to Australia.

EOI is an online application form that needs to be filled by applicant using an Australian government website commonly called as SkillSelect .
You select the visa type and submit your family, education, employment details and wait for the invitation to finally apply for visa.

SkillSelect analyzes your eligibility to meet the points test for certain visas like 189, 190 and 489.

Documents Required for Australia EOI

You need these mandatory documents to create and submit EOI for the first time:

  1. Education and Work Experience Assessment
  2. English-Language Test Report

Other PR documents like Police clearance reports can be arranged later after filing EOI.

Sample Australia SkillSelect EOI – Step by Step Process

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Do I need to File 190 PR EOI Separately?

You can select all 189 and 190 PR option in same EOI. There is no need to file separate 190 EOI in state website.

Once you select 190, system gives you option to select the specific state. At this time, you can only select either one state or all. There is no option of selecting multiple states in SkillSelect.


If you are only interested in NSW (New south wales), then you can select only NSW. All other states will not even look at your EOI for invitation.

If you select all states, your profile and points will be visible to all Australia states and they can invite you.

Note that 190 visa has the condition of staying for at-least 2 years in the state after getting PR.

State Pre-Invite

States do not follow any monthly process of sending invites. 190 invite, which is normally called a pre-invite can be sent anytime.

States usually send invite to people with highest points in their ANZSCO code. It is also important to get the highest English language score to improve your chances for 190 visa invite.

Is Pre-Invite Same as 190 Invite?

State’s pre-invite is not same as 190 visa invite.

Once a state sends an invite, you may have to pay a nomination evaluation fees. As an example, NSW charges AUD $300 to evaluate your documents and then nominate you for 190 visa.

Ore-invite by state does not guarantee a 190 invite.

Victoria is notorious to reject high number of pre-invited applications after evaluating the candidate documents. NSW is more reliable and has high percentage of nomination approval if your documentary proof is reliable.

189 and 190 Visa Invite

189 invites are sent monthly at this time on 10th midnight after the automated computer draw.

190 invite is followed by the state’s approval of your nomination after the pre-invite.

Your EOI can only get 1 invite at a time.

If you have received 190 invite, your EOI is taken off the 189 visa pool and will not be considered for the next draw if you have accepted the 190 invite.

Create separate EOI for each State

SkillSelect system allows you to create as many EOIs as you want.

People usually create one EOI for 189 visa and then separate ones for each state they are interested to live in.

Filing multiple EOIs allows you to have other EOI available for selection even when one of them has received an invite.

EOI Date of Effect Change

EOI date of effect changes if your points change.


  • If you have improved your English Language score and now updated EOI to get more points.
  • You left your current employment date empty, the EOI updates automatically to add more work experience points.
  • If your age reaches next point slab, the EOI will update itself to reduce your points.

Is ACS assessment Required for filing EOI?

ACS assessment is required before you file your EOI. You need the English language test score report to submit your EOI.

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Recent discussion on forum

  1. Nishant_Kumar

    Hi, I have filed an EOI for software engineer 2613 with 80 points effective 03-May-2019. Looks like I didn’t get invited in May round. Can I expect by next month or should I explore 190 option as well.

    Point break up: 20 English, rest experience and spouse points.

  2. turboracer

    @Anil.Gupta he is European Citizen and he also holds British passport

  3. Anil.Gupta

    Hi @viru

    There is no fixed time for state’s 190 invite but you have good chances of invite within 2-3 months.

  4. Bharat_Makwana

    hi sir
    i calculate my points,i got 65 points and 5 point spouse added.
    total 70 points.
    PTE i got 65 each.
    i am from Telecommunication branch.which is in AUS Occupation ID 2633.
    is there any chance for invitation in 189,190 or 489???
    my Qualification BE(Electronics & Communication)
    spouse qualification is BE(Computer Eng)
    i have 9 years experience in telecom field.
    My age:- 33 years.

    i checked last year all moths cut off but seems very high but in month November moderate.

    what i do now ?
    pls help me sir.

  5. viru

    HI… I have applied for 190 visa NSW with 80 points as Mechanical engineer. I have updated my EOI in April-2019. How much time will required to get an EOI ?

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  204 Useful Questions & Answers

  1. Munawar Khan
    Munawar Khan 22 Mar, 19 at 1:47 pm

    I am going to submit my EOI for Australian Immigration. Can anyone help me deciding my point for education.
    After matriculation I did three year DAE (Associate Engineer) then I have done B-Tech Hon and my current qualification is 17 years. my B-Tech pass and B-Tech Hons credit are 72+ 81= 153 Credit hours.(all educations are in pakistan)

    Can I consider my education to Australian graduate and claim 15 point for education?

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 1:48 pm

      Your education and work experience has to be assessed by an assessment agency and if they give positive report, then you can claim those points.
      Find your assessment agency for your ANZSCO code here.

      • Munawar Khan
        Munawar Khan 22 Mar, 19 at 2:36 pm

        Thanks Anil, since 2016 I am having positive skill assessment from TRA on behalf of DAE plus work experience. but my current education is more than DAE. and it is B-Tech hons I like to know educational point.

        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 4:15 pm

          I can’t help until you have the education assessment.

          • Munawar Khan
            Munawar Khan 23 Mar, 19 at 6:57 am

            where should I contact for educational assessment for point advice?. although I have TRA assessment already

            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 23 Mar, 19 at 7:44 am

              You said that your BTech has not been assessed yet. Why you did not get assessed it by TRA?

              • Munawar Khan
                Munawar Khan 23 Mar, 19 at 8:09 am

                My occupation require Australian level 4 plus job. that I can fill by DAE + job. moreover at that time I had B-Tech pass but I was doing B-Tech hons..

                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 23 Mar, 19 at 8:09 am

                  If your education has changed after assessment, then you need new assessment.

                  • Munawar Khan
                    Munawar Khan 23 Mar, 19 at 8:41 am

                    My assessment has no issue with my occupation it is valid and relevant. I just want to know point on my highest education to submit EOI moreover, I read that it is not necessary to have highest education according to TRA requirement such as a person having assessment as a chef and having Bachelor degree in IT so he can claim bachelor point. sir what do you say ?

                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 23 Mar, 19 at 9:10 am

                      I have already given my answers clearly above. If you want anymore consultation, please connect with us for ‘paid consultancy’.

                    • Munawar Khan
                      Munawar Khan 28 Mar, 19 at 11:14 am

                      Anil I simplify my question, Since 2016 I am having positive skill assessment from TRA in my occupation 342313. My MSA outcome clearly declare my work experience to claim point but MSA outcome does not mention my educational equivalency. On behalf of TRA positive assessment can I claim 10 point in education?

              • Munawar Khan
                Munawar Khan 29 Mar, 19 at 12:30 pm

                At the time of TRA assessment I thought that B-Tech education need not to share. TRA is vocational level assessor

  2. Sulochana
    Sulochana 22 Mar, 19 at 12:15 pm

    I thought of doing one year course in university of new England. Will that fetch me 5 points towards my PR? I am a computer student with 5 +experience in IT. Or is it compulsory to complete to have 2 years of study?

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 1:23 pm

      The course should be a degree course to give you any substantial benefit in points.

  3. Muh-ria Garcia
    Muh-ria Garcia 19 Mar, 19 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Anil,
    I’ve just submitted my requirements for assessment with VETASSESS, can I proceed to EOI or shall I wait for the assessment result? thanks

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Mar, 19 at 8:13 am

      You need the Assessment report reference number to fill EOI. You should wait for Assessment result.

  4. Kim
    Kim 18 Mar, 19 at 2:11 pm

    I’ve heard that it hurts your chances to get an invite if you select “any state” on your EOI. Is this true? I chose any state b/c I thought it would actually help my chances, but now I’m not so sure.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 18 Mar, 19 at 3:35 pm

      Its a rumor. Don’t believe it.

  5. gagan dhillon
    gagan dhillon 17 Mar, 19 at 6:28 am

    I access my degree in networking security, I have 65 point, Nd 10 point from my family 489 , any idia how long it will take to give invitations?

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Mar, 19 at 8:30 am

      What is your ANZSCO code?

  6. Karthik Musalay
    Karthik Musalay 16 Mar, 19 at 4:06 am


    My occupation list is currently not listed in those list (Payroll Analyst), as this is not in the list, what are other ways to immigrate to Australia ?

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 16 Mar, 19 at 4:54 am

      The skilled based Australia Permanent residency is available only for the occupation codes issued by immigration at this time.

      The other way is to get a job from Australia employer and then get a sponsored work visa. Once you are in Australia, you get more options.

  7. Aman Deep
    Aman Deep 15 Mar, 19 at 11:23 pm

    Hi Anil,
    I have lodged my EOI in bricklaying with 65 points and 70 points ( Including state 5 points) in 190 NSW. Can you please tell me when I can expect to get invitation as I lodged my EOI at 28th Feb.
    Looking forward to hear from you.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 16 Mar, 19 at 4:54 am

      I cannot estimate the time without the exact ANZSCO code.

      • Aman Deep
        Aman Deep 16 Mar, 19 at 6:53 pm

        331111 BRICKLAYER

        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 16 Mar, 19 at 10:43 pm

          Invite is difficult for 189 with 65 points. You should try to increase your points to 70.
          You may get 190 visa invite if NSW has any demand for your job but its not guaranteed.

          • Aman Deep
            Aman Deep 16 Mar, 19 at 11:39 pm


  8. Animesh
    Animesh 14 Mar, 19 at 11:33 am

    I have filed EOI for 189 visa on 4/5/2018 (4th May 2018). Scored 70 points for code 261311. Any idea by when I can expect invite? Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Mar, 19 at 6:54 pm

      You can expect invite for 189 visa with 70 points by June 2019 for 261311.

  9. Szmehdi
    Szmehdi 14 Mar, 19 at 6:32 am

    Hey Anil,
    What is the usual response time of EOI invitation for Subclass 489 Provisional with 65 scored points? Application was applied in July 2018? May I know the rejection of application to plan alternatives?

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Mar, 19 at 7:57 am

      I cannot estimate without the ANZSCO code. Sorry.

      • Szmehdi
        Szmehdi 19 Mar, 19 at 3:58 am

        Dear Anil,
        Apologies, ANZSCO code is 263312-Telecommunications Network Engineer

        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 20 Mar, 19 at 2:59 pm

          The chances are very low for an invite with 65 points at this time. My suggestion is to try and increase your points to at-least 70.

  10. Kim
    Kim 14 Mar, 19 at 12:25 am

    Hey Anil,
    If I have 70 points for the 190 and 75 for the 489, what are the chances of getting an invite for job code 311299? I can’t really find much online about this job code. EOI was submitted March 2019.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Mar, 19 at 7:57 am

      You can expect 190 PR invite for 311299 ANZSCO code within 2-3 months with 70 points if the state you have chosen has demand for your job profile.

      • Kim
        Kim 15 Mar, 19 at 1:11 am

        What if I chose “any state” would that help my chances?

        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 15 Mar, 19 at 6:13 am

          You can choose “any state” and that will open up your profile for all available states. You can try it.

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