Australia SkillSelect EOI Sample for 189, 190, 489 PR

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta          Updated  14 Jun, 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

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.

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

    Hi how are you I am very interested to know after submitting EOI application for subclass 189 with 65 points how long would it take for an invite ?

    If application is done with vetasses or ACS for EOI how long would it take ?

  3. Anil.Gupta

    The invite depends on your specific ANZSCO code. Which job are your filing for?

    The invite does not vary by the assessment agency i.e. VETASSESS or ACS.

  4. turboracer

    65 points

    anzsco code 261111 ICT Business Analyst

  5. turboracer

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

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  164 Useful Questions & Answers

  1. Neha Malik
    Neha Malik 14 Jun, 19 at 10:07 am

    Hello Anil,
    i have worked with two employers.
    duration – 3.8 years with first (previous)
    post that i changed my company (current).

    if i have experience letter from first company can i get the ACS certificate as getting experience letter from current company is not possible till the time employee don’t resign.

    also can i claim marks for my current experience also on completing 5 years if ACS does not include that.


  2. Vishal Mahajan
    Vishal Mahajan 13 Jun, 19 at 4:32 pm

    Hi anil,

    Can i lodge an eoi with 75points.
    Anzsco code-221111.
    What is the possibility to get invite?


  3. Sreelekshmi G
    Sreelekshmi G 17 May, 19 at 11:48 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I have applied with 75 points for 261112 system analysts on Feb 23rd but still didn’t got the invite. Could you please share your thought on when I can get my invite.



  4. Karan
    Karan 9 May, 19 at 3:57 pm

    Hello Anil, After receiving a positive assessment from VETASSESS, I lodged my EOI on 6-MAY-2019. My occupation code is 234212 (Food Technologist).
    My PR points are 65:
    Age (29yrs)- 30points
    Qualification (B. Tech.)- 15points
    Experience (5.2yrs)- 10points
    PTE score (73)- 10points
    What is the possibility to get the invite?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 May, 19 at 10:57 am

      At this time, the invites are sent with 80 points. You may get a chance starting July 2019 when new year quota kicks in.


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