Create an EOI

An Expression of Interest is the way in which people, who want to migrate to New Zealand under the Skilled Migrant Category, notify Immigration New Zealand of that desire.

Is it worth completing an Expression of Interest?

The Skilled Migrant Category 'Points Indicator' will give you an indication of whether you should proceed to complete an Expression of Interest.  The Points Indicator is available online at

Points indicator

Is there a charge for completing the Expression of Interest online?

No.  There is no charge for completing the Expression of Interest online until you are ready to submit it.  Therefore if you meet the criteria Points Indicator we recommend you complete an Expression of Interest online and then decide whether or not to submit it.

How long will it take to fill in the Expression of Interest online?

If you have the information you need, and are familiar with the Skilled Migrant policy, you may be able to complete the online Expression of Interest in less than two hours.

However, we recognise that many people won't be able to complete the online Expression of Interest in 'one sitting'.  You can save your details and complete the Expression of Interest over a period of time.

Why name my Expression of Interest?

We ask you to enter a name so you can identify your Expression of Interest. You may prepare more than one Expression of Interest, for instance, you may wish to compare points totals - you may prepare an Expression of Interest using one qualification, and then another using another qualification. However, you can only submit one Expression of Interest.

Add to the Information to help you use this form:

  • Use the Validate button to check your input. If you tick the 'Display Mandatory fields' option, the requirement for each mandatory field is displayed beside each field that contains an error.
  • You can monitor your progress as you fill out the form by watching the bar beside the word Progress. The bar fills up with red as the sections are completed.
  • You'll also notice at the top right of the screen in blue the words  Printable Version.
  • Each section of the form is listed. Beside each section is the points calculation for the section and Yes/No.  Yes says the section is complete, ie all mandatory fields are complete. No means all mandatory fields are not complete.

How do I start?

Choose a section from the list and start entering your details.

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Points indicator