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Global Talent Visa Program for Australia- What Immigrants Should Know?

Launched in November 2019, the all-new Global Talent Visa Independent Program attracts the best and the brightest talents in ten future-focused sectors to Australia. As a streamlined pathway, the GTI program allows selected foreign nationals to permanently migrate to Australia and start a new life in Down Under. It’s a priority visa pathway for highly skilled individuals who are distinguished experts of their fields seeking to migrate to Australia.

Currently, the Australian government has allocated 15,000 places under the Global Talent visa stream.

The Formation of Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce

To ensure the selection of talented individuals, Australia’s government establishes a whole new ‘Global Business and Talent Attraction Task Force’ that will attract Australia’s brightest minds and boost its economic recovery post-Covid-19.

What is the GTI (Global Talent visa) program?

 The Department of Home Affairs will work with Australian universities, industry bodies, and state and territory governments to invite skilled workers and high-value businesses to Australia. Global Talent Officers are usually located in London, Shanghai, Singapore, and Washington DC and promote the program by engaging with prospective applicants, businesses, and industry. They now do this role from within Australia because of COVID-19.  

 The Department aims to select incredibly talented individuals in one of the seven targeted industries and earn a sufficient salary that meets the high-income threshold criteria. The Department will also select high-performing candidates who have earned Ph.D., Masters, or Honours degrees.

Target Industries

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


Who is Eligible under the Global Talent Visa Program?

To be eligible to apply under the Distinguished Talent visa, a candidate must:

  • Prove that they are distinguished leaders and high achievers in their field.
  • Have some international recognition in their field of specialization.
  • Be able to prove that their migration will be beneficial to Australia or in their area of expertise
  • Have no difficulty getting employment in Australia or becoming established in their field
  • Have a recognized organization or individual in Australia nominate them as global talent, in the same area as the applicant

Apart from this, the applicant must showcase an exceptional track record of notable achievements in their domain. It may include:

  • Senior roles in recognized institutions
  • Professional awards
  • International publications and memberships


Expected salary threshold

 Qualified applicants must get a salary at or above the Fair Work high-income threshold of AUD 153 600.

The Department of Home Affairs will evaluate the salary structure based on the following:

  • The current salary of the applicant through payslips
  • Job offer highlighting the salary
  • Recent Ph.D. graduates in the target sectors


GTI Program- How to Apply?

To apply for this visa, you must:

  • First, receive a unique identifier issued by the Global Talent Officers
  • Get a nominator
  • If successful in the steps mentioned above, go ahead to apply for the visa

Highly skilled professionals referred to the Department may be invited to apply for a Distinguished Talent visa.

What is Distinguished Visa?

The Distinguished Talent visa attracts foreign nationals who have attained an “internationally recognized record of exceptional achievement” in either a profession, sport, the arts, or academia and research.

The visa also requires the applicant to be prominent in their area of expertise, or be an asset to the Australian community, or show that they’d have no difficulty in obtaining employment in the area, and be nominated by either an Australian individual or organization with a national reputation in the area.

How Much Does it Cost?

  • Principal applicant – $4,110
  • Dependent (under 18 years old) – $1,030
  • Dependent (over 18 years old) – $2,055

To know more information, you can connect with us on 8595338595 or drop an email at [email protected]. We will provide your evaluation results and chart out the best Australian immigration pathway for you.

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