Visas for Australia

Global Talent Visa


The Australia Global Talent Visa Program is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled and talented individuals. Highly skilled professionals can apply for the visa to work and live permanently in Australia

The Australian Government wants to create a pathway for highly skilled individuals to work in their country’s ten future-focused sectors. The Global Talent Visa program is designed to develop the economy by bringing in a highly skilled and talented workforce to high priority industries. This program is aimed at creating opportunities for Australians by helping to transfer skills, promoting innovation, and creating jobs.

Australia is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. It’s one of the most prosperous, safe, and culturally diverse countries in the world. Australians are known for their innovation skills and openness to new ideas. Through the Australian permanent residency program, talented individuals are invited to apply for the visa to come to live and work in Australia.

Global Talent Visa
Global Talent Independent Program (GTI) is for highly skilled workers from target sectors to boost the Australian economy.
This is a permanent visa that does not require a job offer or a Sponsor in Australia. Moreover, it allows you and your family to live and work anywhere in Australia indefinitely.

There is also no age limit for applicants. However, if an applicant is aged below 18 or above 55, an exceptional benefit to the Australian community needs to be established.

Global Talent Visa Program is not a points-tested visa scheme, candidates need to be nominated by an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an Australian organization, who can endorse the candidates’ internationally recognized record of exceptional and outstanding achievements.

Eligibility for Global Talent Independent Program (GTI)

To be granted a visa under the Global Talent Visa Program, a candidate must:

  • Be highly skilled in one of the 10 target sectors.
  1. Resources
  2. Agri-food and Ag Tech
  3. Energy
  4. Health Industries
  5. Defence, advanced manufacturing, and spaces
  6. Circular economy
  7. Digitech
  8. Infrastructure and tourism
  9. Financial services and FinTech
  10. Education
  • Should be able to attract a salary that meets the high income threshold – currently AUD$158,500
  • Prove they are internationally recognised with evidence of outstanding achievements
  • Should be prominent in their field of expertise
  • Provide evidence that they would be an asset to Australia, in their area of expertise
  • Should have no difficulty obtaining employment in Australia or becoming established in their field
  • Should have a recognised organisation or individual (Nominator) in Australia endorse and support your application.

Before applying for the Australia Global Talent Visa every applicant is required to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) for consideration under the Global Talent Independent Program.

If the applicant meets the eligibility criteria, they will be provided with a unique identifier number (UIN) that offers priority processing for a Distinguished Talent visa application.

Once the applicant is issued a unique identification number, they have (60) sixty days to apply for their visa.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the processing time for a Global Talent Visa?

In our past experience, we have seen Subclass 858 visas being granted in just a couple of days upon application submission for highly skilled and talented applicants. However, the Visa Department has stated the standard processing time for a global talent visa as 73 days to 3 months.


How long does it take to get a global talent visa in Australia?

The Global Talent Visa usually takes around 4-8 weeks to process. The processing time is comparatively faster than other visa categories.

How many places for Global Talent Independent Visa are available?

In the financial year 2021-22, 15,000 places were available for the Global talent Independent Visa.

What are the age requirements for Global Talent Visa?

There is also no age limit for applying to a Global Talent Visa. However for applicants aged below 18 or above 55 an exceptional benefit to the Australian community needs to be established.

Can Family Members be included in my global talent visa application?

Yes, family members can be included in the same visa application.

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