The Global Talent Visa

The Global Talent Visa Program is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia.

GLOBAL TALENT VISA

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Earlier this year immigration announced a new visa to attract highly talented individuals in future-focused sectors.

The Global Talent Visa Program is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia.

The processing times for these visas is incredibly quick. A Pathway to Aus client was recently granted this visa and became a permanent resident of Australia in less than a month after application.

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Target sectors

The Government has identified several different industries or occupations in which Australian is in need.

AgTech

Space and Advanced Manufacturing

FinTech

Energy and Mining Technology

MedTech

Cyber Security

Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT

Eligibility Requirements

To meet the requirements for this visa applicants must:

prove they are internationally recognised with evidence of outstanding achievements

still be prominent in their field of expertise

provide evidence that they would be an asset to Australia, in their area of expertise

have no difficulty obtaining employment in Australia or becoming established in their field

have a recognised organisation or individual in Australia endorse them as global talent, in the same field as the applicant

applicants who apply for this visa should have the ability to attract a salary at or above the high income threshold of AUD153,600.

The Global Talent Visa

This video will outline the requirements for obtaining the Global Talent Visa (Independent Program).

Application Process

If you meet the requirements for this visa, you would submit an expression of interest to Immigration. Immigration will then contact you and invite you to lodge a distinguished talent visa.
1

Submit EOI

Submit an expression of interest (EOI) using Global Talent contact form.

2

Wait for a Response

You will be contacted if your EOI has been successful and if not, you will be notified via email.
3

Apply for Visa

You can lodge the visa application via ImmiAccount from offshore or onshore.

Alternative Options

Alternatively, if you can’t meet the requirement for the Global Talent Visa you may check out other visa options.

Student Visa through Pathway to Aus

Student Visa

You are required to obtain a student visa if you want to study in Australia for more than 3 months (or 4 months if you are on a working holiday visa) and your genuine reason for coming to Australia is to study.

Graduate visa through Pathway to Aus

Graduate Visa

The Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows recent university or certain vocational graduates to remain in Australia and work after their studies have finished.

Training Visa through Pathway to Aus

Training Visa

The Training Visa (Subclass 407) allows Australian companies and government agencies to sponsor applicants to participate in occupational training activities and professional development activities.
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Frequently Asked Questions

In case you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to consult with one of our agents.

Can I apply for the global talent visa if my occupation is not on the list of occupations?

At the moment, immigration has said that they would only invite applicants in these specific occupations:

  • Agriculture Technology
  • Space and Advanced Manufacturing
  • FinTech
  • Energy and Mining Technology
  • Medical Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT
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How much does it cost to lodge an expression of interest for the Global Talent Visa?

There is no cost to lodge an EOI for the Global Talent Visa

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How many Global Talent Visas are issued each year?

Immigration has announced a quota of 15,000 Global Talent Visas for the 2020/2021 financial year.

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Do I need a job offer to apply for the Global Talent Visa?

No, you do not need a job offer to apply for the Global Talent Visa.

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Do I need a skill assessment to apply for the Global Talent Visa?

No, you do not need a skill assessment to apply for the Global Talent Visa.

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How long does it take to process the Global Talent Visa?

The Global Talent visa is processed very quickly. In many cases it can take only a few weeks. However, there is no specific timeline for receiving an invitation to apply for this visa. You may not receive an invitation after you lodge your expression of interest.

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Do I need to earn over $153,600 to be able to apply for this visa?

In order to apply for this visa you need to demonstrate that in Australia you can command a salary above $153,600 or be a highly graded recent PhD or Masters Graduates who is highly talent and recognised in their field for outstanding achievement.

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How much does the Global Talent Visa cost?

The visa application charge for the Distinguished Talent visa is $4,110.

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Can I apply for the Global Talent Visa form outside Australia?

Yes, you can apply for the Global Talent Visa from inside or outside of Australia.

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