How Skill Select works
Skilled workers and business people who are interested in settling permanently in Australia must start the process with what is known as SkillSelect.
SkillSelect is an on-line service where your lodge an Expression of Interest to gain permanent residency of Australia.
If your application is successful you will be invited to lodge the visa application.
The following visas require an Expression of Interest to be lodged:
- Subclass 189 Skilled – Independent (Permanent)
- Subclass 190 Skilled – Nominated (Permanent)
- Subclass 489 Skilled – Regional Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional)
- Subclass 132 Business Talent (Permanent)
- Subclass 188 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional)
You can also express interest in the following visa programs on your EOI to be contacted by an employer.
- Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)
- Subclass 187 – Regional Sponsored Scheme (RSMS)
- Subclass 457 – Temporary Business (Long Stay)