The Department of Immigration has published the results of the July 2015 skilled migration invitation round.
Under the SkillSelect model individuals seeking an Australian visa under the skilled migration program lodge an Expression of Interest with the Department of Immigration.
In the case of subclass 189 Skilled Independent visas invitations to apply for a visa are then issued at each invitation round – this is now a monthly occurrence – subject to the points claimed and the date the EoI was lodged:
> The highest ranked applicants by points score are invited to apply for the visa noted in the EoI.
> For applicants who have equal points scores the date and time when they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the “date of effect”) determines their order of invitation.
> Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.
Applications for State and Territory sponsored subclass 190 visas are not subject to this process – invitations are issued by the Department of Immigration as soon as the State or Territory Government confirms they wish to sponsor the application.
The process of applying for sponsorship of a subclass 190 visa is discussed here.