Global Talent Independent Program

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MARN 0961 448 | UPDATED MAY 2019


Global Talent Independent Program Brief Overview

Global Talent Independent Program is an Australian visa program that is meant for highly skilled and professional workers from around the world to work and live in Australia indefinitely.

Global Talent Independent Program

This visa program targets the brightest and best global talent which specialised in seven future-focused sectors to help Australian innovation and tech economies grow. The seven targeted sectors are:

  • AgTech
  • Space and Advanced Manufacturing
  • FinTech
  • Energy and Mining Technology
  • MedTech
  • Cyber Security
  • Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT

With this program, highly skilled workers will be given an opportunity to be an Australian Permanent Resident.

This program has only 1 visa subclass, which is a Distinguish Talent Visa subclass 858. This visa is for people with recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in the abovementioned seven targeted sectors. Subclass 858 is to be applied in or outside Australia and applicant can be in or outside Australia as well by the time of decision.

GTI - Global Talent Independent Visa Program

GTI – Global Talent Independent Visa Requirements

  1. Be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa and when the visa is granted.
  2. Have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in one of the following areas (and still be prominent in the area):
    • A profession,
    • A sport,
    • The arts, and
    • Academia and research.
  3. Your achievements must be exceptional and outstanding. This means you:
    • Are currently prominent in your field,
    • Have superior abilities to others in your field,
    • Are acclaimed as exceptional in any country where your field is practiced,
    • Have a record of sustained achievement that is unlikely to diminish in the future.
  4. You must also participate in a field that:
    • Is recognised and accepted in Australia,
    • Has international standing.
  5. You must have been prominent in this field in the past 2 years.
  6. Be nominated by an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, eligible New Zealand citizen, or Australian organisation with a national reputation in relation to your area of talent.
  7. Be of benefit to the Australian community.
  8. Must be able to find work in your field in Australia, or become independently established in your field in Australia.
  9. You can be any age to apply for this visa. However, if you are under 18 years old or you are aged 55 years or older when you apply, you must be of exceptional benefit to the Australian community.
  10. Have functional English.
  11. Demonstrate you are likely to earn at or above the Fair Work high income threshold (FWHIT), which is currently AUD 153,600 per year in Australia or be a high performing recent PhD or Masters or Honours graduate in one of the target sectors.

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