Essential Information for Submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect for NSW Nomination


Migrating to New South Wales begins with understanding how to correctly submit an EOI in SkillSelect. Below, you'll find essential guidelines to ensure your EOI is considered for NSW nomination.

Subclass and State Selection

To be considered for a NSW invitation round, your EOI must target a single visa subclass and specifically seek nomination by NSW. If you select multiple visa subclasses or states (including 'Any'), your EOI will be disqualified.

You may submit multiple EOIs in SkillSelect.

Submission Timing

There's no need to submit a new EOI for the current program year. All valid EOIs are considered equally during an invitation round, and the timing of your submission doesn't affect your chances of being invited for NSW nomination.

Document Validity

Ensure that all your documents are valid on the day you're invited to apply and remain so for at least five business days after applying. If any documents, including your English and skills assessments or passport, have expired or will expire within five business days, you'll be ineligible for NSW nomination.

Points Claims

If invited, you must provide valid evidence for all points claims in your EOI. This evidence must remain valid for at least five business days after you apply for NSW nomination. If you can't meet this requirement, you won't be able to apply using your invitation.

Employment Claims

For NSW nomination, you can only claim skilled employment after a specific date:

  • Deemed Skilled Date: If stated on your skills assessment, you can claim skilled employment only after the date you're deemed skilled in your occupation.

  • Date Qualified: If your skills assessment doesn't state a deemed skilled date, you can claim skilled employment only after completing your qualifying study in your nominated occupation.

Claiming skilled employment before NSW deems you skilled will make you ineligible to accept an invitation for NSW nomination.

Integrity and Compliance

NSW maintains a strict stance on the submission of false documents or misleading information. Should you provide false or misleading information to NSW, be aware that it will lead to the refusal of your application. The consequences may extend to a permanent ban on future eligibility and a referral to the relevant authority for investigation or prosecution.

Final thoughts

Navigating the process of submitting an EOI in SkillSelect for NSW nomination requires careful attention to detail. From selecting the right subclass to ensuring all documents are valid, each step is crucial. Remember, the path to NSW nomination is not about haste but precision. Multiple EOIs are permissible, but each must be meticulously crafted. Keep your documents up to date, and align your claims with the evidence. Your future in NSW is not just a dream; it's a possibility that begins with a well-prepared EOI. If you have any questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team.

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