The Australian Global Talent Visa Program, known as the Australian Global Talent Independent Program (GTI), is a streamlined permanent visa pathway for highly talented and skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia.
The Australian government officially launched the Global Talent Independent Program (GTI) on 4 November 2019. In 2019-2020, this Global Talent Independent Program (GTI) was awarded 5000 places. In 2020-2021, the Government has increased the places to 15,000 under the Australian Global Talent Visa Program.
The Australian Global Talent Visa is designed to attract highly talented professionals, with entrepreneurial innovative ideas and cutting-edge skills within specific target industry sectors, who can contribute to Australia’s economy.
Australian Global Talent Officers are usually located in different key locations including London, Shanghai, Singapore, and Washington DC. They promote the Australian Global Talent Visa program by engaging with prospective Australian Global Talent Visa applicants, business and industry.
To be granted an Australian Global Talent Visa, an individual should be highly skilled in one of the 7 target sectors. They will also be able to attract a salary that meets the Fair work Australia high-income threshold. In 2020, the Fair work Australia high-income threshold is at $153,600.
Seven Target sectors for Australian Global Talent Visa
To apply for the Australian Global Talent Visa Program under the Distinguished Talent visa, individuals must:
Places are also available to master’s students and PhD students who can demonstrate their exceptional talent and international recognition across the seven target sectors.
Candidates should have the ability to attract a salary at or above the Fair Work high-income threshold of AUD153,600. This figure is adjusted annually on 1 July.
In assessing this, the current salary shown through payslips or a contract, or future job offers outlining remuneration, or recent PhD or master’s graduates in the target sectors will be considered.
Individuals granted a visa under the Australian Global Talent Program do not require a travel exemption. All travellers arriving in Australia must quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility, such as a hotel in their port of arrival.
Following a recent announcement, visa applications by Hong Kong passport holders are being prioritised. Prospective applicants can contact the Global Talent Officer for Hong Kong.
If you would like to consult regarding Distinguished Talent or Australian Global Talent visa eligibility contact our registered migration agent at Visa Help Australia.
Source: For the latest updates and further information on the Australian Global Talent visa, please always refer to the Department of Home Affairs website.