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Global Talent Visa Program
(subclass 858)

Global Talent visa program was designed to attract internationally recognised highly skilled professionals and talented people to come to Australia.

This program has 2 streams:

  • For professionals who have skills in 10 targeted sectors of Australian economy;
  • For applicants working in any area with a proven track-record of professional and outstanding achievements.

This permanent visa enables applicants to work and study in Australia, to access Australia’s public medical insurance scheme Medicare, sponsor relatives for permanent residence in Australia, travel from and to Australia for 5 years and apply for Australian citizenship (if eligible).

Benefits of Global Talent Program:

  • Priority processing
  • Applicants can be up to 55 years of age
  • Low English proficiency requirement with the minimum score of IELTS 4.5 based on the 4 test components
New zealand citizens

The Global Talent stream

To be eligible to apply for a visa under this stream an applicant must:

  • be well known worldwide in their field of expertise
  • have been nominated as a global talent by an Australian organisation or individual with a national reputation in the same field
  • provide evidence that they would be an asset to Australia, in their area of expertise
  • have qualifications and experience to be employed in Australia or establish a business in the field of their expertise
  • show the evidence of outstanding achievements and prove they are internationally recognised
  • show their annual income is more than $158,000 (subject to change every year on 1 July)
  • meet health and character requirement

The applicants must also have work experience in one of the target sectors

Application process for the Global Talent stream

If the applicant meets all of the above criteria, they need to submit an expression of interest (EOI) as the first step on obtaining the visa.

If the Department of Home Affairs is satisfied with your evidence you will be approved as an eligible applicant for a visa and will be given an a unique invitation reference identifier and an invitation code which needs to be used to apply for a visa.

After receiving both a unique invitation reference identifier and an invitation code a candidate can submit a visa application.

Distinguished Talent stream

This pathway is for internationally recognised talented and skilled applicants with the proven record of achievements working in other sectors.

To be eligible for this stream an applicant must meet the following criteria:

Application process for Distinguished Talent stream

An invitation is not required to apply for the Distinguished Talent stream and if the applicant meets all the above criteria and has all supporting evidence to provide this, a visa application can be submitted to the Department of Home Affairs

How We Can Help

If you would like to discuss your eligibility of the above options, or if you would like assistance in applying for a visa under Global Talent Visa Program or become an employer under Global Talent Employer Sponsored program please contact our office to discuss your options with one of our team members or book a consultation with one of our solicitors.

Enquire about Global Talent Visa Program
(subclass 858)

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1300 245 756

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Milton, Brisbane, QLD, 4064
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