The Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection issued the latest Legislative Instrument on 25th June 2018 with a big change: “INCREASE the EOI minimum score from 60 to 65 points”.
Starting from 1st July 2018, the visas will be affected by this changeg include: Skill Independent Visa 189, Skill Nominated Visa 190 and Skill Regional (Provision) Visa 489.
At the same time, if the EOI has been submitted before 1st July 2018, but has not been invited, the minimum of 65 points for submitting EOI is required. The EOIs of 189 and 190 visa that scored 60 points will automatically expire. Also, after 1st July 2018, visa 190’s applicants need to reach 60 points, and Visa 489’s applicants must reach 55 minutes to submit EOIs.