The Global Talent Visa Program, also known as the Global Talent Independent Program, is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia.
Australia is after the brightest and best global talent to work in ten future-focused sectors. The program is designed to help grow our innovation and tech economies. This will create opportunities for Australians by transferring skills, promoting innovation, and creating jobs.
Australia is also a lifestyle destination, and one of the most prosperous, safe and culturally diverse countries in the world. Australia offers opportunities for innovation, with strong trading links and a business friendly regulatory approach. Through the program, talented individuals will be given permanent residency to make their new lives in Australia.
You can include members of the family unit when you apply. You can also add family to your application at any time before we decide on your application.
If you are under 18 years old, you can include:
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To qualify for the Global Talent visa Program, applicants must possess exceptional skills in one of the following ten target sectors:
Income and/or Qualifications Criteria
Must be able to meet at least one of following
Applicants have to display a remarkable history of professional accomplishment. Examples may include patents, senior roles, professional awards, membership in professional bodies, research and thesis publications and any other publications and associations.
Spots are also open for students (PhD) who can illustrate their outstanding talent and global recognition across the sectors mentioned above.
Requirements for Nominators
As mentioned above, applicants must be nominated by an eligible individual or organisation with a reputation in the same field.
The nominator-an Australian citizen, PR, or eligible NZ citizen, or an Australian organisation-should endorse the applicant for their achievements and international standing. Further, the nomination should be able to explain how the applicant will prove to be an asset to the Australian community. It has to be established how the applicant will be able to find employment and become established in Australia.
The nominator does not need to employ the applicant.
Step 1: Submit Expression of Interest
To apply for Global Talent Program, follow the first step and submit an EOI. This can be submitted using the Global Talent contact form. Eligible applicants should gather the required documents to demonstrate the eligibility mentioned above and submit the expression of interest.
Step 2: Apply for the Visa
Successful applicants who can demonstrate their eligibility can then receive a unique identifier which can be used to apply for the Subclass 858 visa.
As a part of Subclass 858 visa application, all applicants need to satisfy Health and Character requirements.
Once the application is assessed, and all the requirements have been satisfied, the department shall finalise the application.
If granted the subclass 858 visa, the applicant can live and work in Australia permanently.