Global Talent Scheme for Australia is a new visa program launched by the Australian Government in November 2019 also known as Global Talent Independent Program.
It gives priority to candidates from several prioritised industry sectors.
If the applicant successfully passes the initial stage (Expression of interest), he/she can get the visa invitation.
With the visa invitation, the applicant can apply for a talent visa for Australia and have a faster processing procedure to obtain permanent residency in Australia.
What is the Global Talent Independent Program?
Global Talent Independent Program provides a unique opportunity for highly skilled and talented people to work and live in Australia.
The aim of this innovation Global Talent Scheme for Australia is to attract talented people from around the world to Australia while strengthening the economy and creating new business opportunities.
Through this program the visa applicant obtains a permanent residency in Australia.
Officers for Global Talent Independent Program have been deployed to promote it in several cities around the world. They attend major industry events and exhibitions and promote the program.
They also collaborate with Australian universities, industries, different government organisations, etc. to attract talented candidates from around the world.
See all the events and cities in which the Global Talent Team will be present at the websites The Big Meet and Tertiary Work.
Prioritised industry sectors for Global Talent Scheme for Australia
There are several industry sectors targeted that are considered to be the priority sectors for the Global Talent Independent Program.
- Agri-food and AgTech,
- Health Industries,
- Defence, Advanced Manufacturing and Space,
- Circular Economy,
- Infrastructure and Tourism,
- Financial Services and FinTech, and
Salary for Global Talent Program Scheme for Australia Candidates
Candidates are expected to be able to earn incomes at or above the level of AUD$ 153,600 which is set annually every 1 July.
In the process of evaluating whether a candidate can meet the salary requirement of Global Talent Independent Program, the following requirements are considered:
- Current earnings through contracts or payslips,
- Future job offers that provide at least the minimum amount indicated, or
- Grades in recent Master or PhD studies.
Nominator for Global Talent Scheme for Australia
When applying for a Global Talent Scheme for Australia, you must be supported by a nominator of a recognised reputation in the same industry as you within Australia.
The nominator has to confirm your outstanding achievements and explain what would be your contribution to Australian society, culture or economy.
The nominator must be an Australian citizen or must have a permanent residency in Australia or be an eligible New Zealand citizen. Optionally, your nominator can also be an Australian organisation.
You can have the same nominator for your talent visa for Australia.
Faster Procedure for obtaining a permanent residency in Australia
Under the Global Talent Scheme for Australia, selected candidates in the above mentioned prioritised industry sectors can go through a faster procedure for obtaining permanent residency in Australia.
If you meet all the requirements, there is a chance that your invitation for a talent visa for Australia is approved.
This invitation gives you higher certainty that you will be granted a talent visa for Australia.
In order to receive the invitation, you should collect and submit all the relevant documents with a free of charge Expression of interest.
If you receive the invitation, you can proceed with a talent visa application and expect that your application will be processed much faster.
Applicants will also have a contact person at the Department of Home Affairs who will guide them throughout the whole process.
Their applications will have priority processing.
Talent Visa for Australia
After receiving the visa invitation, you should apply for a talent visa for Australia.
You can apply offshore (outside Australia) or onshore (in Australia). In any case, you should apply for a Global Talent visa for Australia Subclass 858.
Please note that if your occupation is not in any of the priority industry sectors within the Global Talent Scheme for Australia, but you meet the other requirements for a talent visa, then you can apply for a talent visa directly.
For more information about the talent visa, we recommend you to read our blog article Talent Visa for Australia – Only for the Exceptional!
How we can help you
Be free to contact us if you:
- Have a nominator and need assistance with expression of interest for the Global Talent Independent Program or with an application for a Global Talent visa for Australia,
- Are looking for a nominator, and you are prominent in some of the prioritised industry sectors,
- Would like to discuss your visa options for Australia including a Global Talent visa for Australia.
You can contact us on (Viber) phone number +61423706205 or send email to email@example.com.
You can also book a consultation with our registered migration agent to discuss your visa options for Australia.
If you paid the consultation fee, we will give you a discount and reduce the payment of our full service for the price of consultations.
For updated information, check the website of the Department of Home Affairs.
Note: Please, note that the Department of Home Affairs has repealed the Distinguished Talent visa for Australia Subclass 124 on 14 November 2020 and changed the name from a Distinguished Talent visa Subclass 858 to Global Talent visa Subclass 858. Besides, the list of priority sectors has been updated, too. This article has been updated according to the mentioned changes.