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Global Talent Visa Program - For highly skilled individuals to work and live in Australia permanently

Australia launched the Global Talent Visa Program to attract the world’s best and brightest talent to grow the country’s economy. The Program focuses on 10 economic sectors and grants successful candidates immediate permanent residency.

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WHO CAN APPLY FOR A GLOBAL TALENT VISA?

You’ll be eligible to apply for a Global Talent Visa if you are highly skilled in one of 10 target sectors. You must also be able to attract a salary that meets the high income threshold.

What are the 10 target sectors of the Global Talent Visa Program?

The Global Talent Visa targets highly skilled individuals in these 10 sectors:

  • Resources
  • Agri-good and AgTech
  • Energy
  • Health Industries
  • Defence, Advanced Manufacturing and Space
  • Circular Economy
  • DigiTech
  • Infrastructure and Tourism
  • Financial Services and FinTech
  • Education

How do you prove that you’re a highly skilled individual?

The Department of Home Affairs expects you to:

  • Prove that you are internationally recognised with evidence of outstanding achievements
  • Still be prominent in your field of expertise
  • Provide evidence that you would be an asset to Australia in your area of expertise
  • Have no difficulty obtaining employment in Australia or becoming established in your field
  • Have a recognised organisation or individual in Australia who are in the same field as you are nominate you as global talent

The Department also expects you to show an exceptional track record of professional achievement. This may include senior roles, patents, professional awards, and international publications and memberships.

PhD graduates and some PhD students who are nearing completion of their thesis and can demonstrate their exceptional talent and international recognition in a target sector are also eligible to apply for a Global Talent Visa.

WHAT IS THE HIGH INCOME THRESHOLD?

The high income threshold is another eligibility criteria used by the Department of Home Affairs when assessing your Global Talent Visa application.

You must be able to attract a salary at or above the Fair Work high income threshold of AUD153,600. This figure is adjusted annually on 1 July.

When assessing whether or not you meet the high income threshold requirement, the Department of Home Affairs will consider:

  • your current salary shown through payslips or a contract, or
  • future job offers outlining remuneration, or
  • recent PhD graduates in the target sectors.

THE GLOBAL TALENT VISA APPLICATION PROCESS

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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

This is when you demonstrate your interest in a specific Australian visa. It is essentially an application which details:
  • The visa subclass and stream you intend to apply for;
  • Whether you're seeking sponsorship from a state or territory government; and
  • If you are open to residing in specific states or territories.
The Expression of Interest also judges your application against other Expressions of Interests received. A decision is then made whether or not to invite you to make a visa application.
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INVITATION TO APPLY

If your Expression of Interest is selected, you will receive an invitation to apply for a Global Talent Visa. Invitations are issued during most months. It will details who is being invited as well as the time frame within which the application must be made.
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APPLYING FOR YOUR GLOBAL TALENT VISA

This is a time-driven process, as per the details within the Invitation to Apply. Your application itself, in essence, now provides all the required materials, facts, and supporting documentation to validate the information given on the Expression of Interest.

GETTING HELP WITH YOUR GLOBAL TALENT VISA APPLICATION

Intergate Emigration has two MARA licensed immigration agents who can assist our clients with professional advice and expert assistance with Global Talent Visa applications.

MARA is the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority and regulates immigration advisors.

MARA’s role includes but is not limited to registering migration agents who meet their qualification and character standards, making sure registered migration agents understand their obligations, and checks that registered migration agents maintain the knowledge they need to give clients accurate advice

Thus, when you deal with MARA licensed immigration agents - like ours - you can know you’re getting advice you can trust.

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Our immigration agent is licensed by MARA, giving you complete peace of mind during your migration.

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