Global Talent Independent Program

  • Work and live permanently in Australia
  • 15,000 spaces available for 2020-21

Global Talent Independent Program

Highly skilled professionals across the world choose Australia as their destination to build a career. It’s their ambition to work in Australia, a country that recognizes skilled and talented people and welcomes them. The country is confident that these foreigners are most productive and resourceful. Australia bets on its contribution to developing the country’s economy. Hence, Australia has created the Global Talent Visa under the Global Talent Visa Program.

What’s the Global Talent Visa Program?

The GTI visa pathway is a streamlined one meant to attract highly skilled foreign professionals to work and reside in Australia.

The brightest and best global talent is in high demand in Australia as they are sought after to work in 10 industrial sectors that are future-focused. The GTI visa program was designed to support the economy by bringing innovative skills to industries that are high-priority in the country.

The Global Talent Visa Program will create opportunities for Australians too. This will happen through:

  • The transfer of skills
  • Promotion of innovation
  • Creation of jobs

Eligibility criteria for Global Talent Visa

If you want to receive an invitation for a Global Talent Visa, you will have to be highly skilled in one of the 10 target industry sectors. You must be able to fetch a salary that meets the high-income threshold.

The aim of the Global Talent Independent program is to get exceptionally talented and skilled professionals who are at the cutting edge of innovation within the target sectors. They will help create opportunities in Australia through the promotion of innovation and job creation.

Target sectors for GTI visa

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

Talent specifications for GTI visa 858

You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a GTI visa:

  • You must prove that you have international recognition. You must produce proof of outstanding achievements.
  • You must give proof that you would be an asset to Australia, in your area of expertise.
  • You must have in Australia a recognized organization or an individual having a national reputation in the same field offer a nomination to you as global talent.
  • You must still be prominent in your field of expertise.
  • You mustn’t have difficulty getting a job in Australia or in becoming established in your field.

Your record of professional achievement must reflect a high standard. You must also have an exceptional track record in

  • Patents
  • Senior roles
  • Professional awards
  • Memberships
  • International publications

You must be able to attract a salary that’s at level with the fair work high-income threshold which comes to AUD158,500.

Note: Every year this figure is adjusted on July 1.

While making this assessment, one of the following is taken into account:

  • Future job offers outlining remuneration
  • Recent Ph.D. graduate in the target sectors
  • The current salary revealed through a contract/payslip

How to apply for a Global Talent Visa?

To begin with, submit an EOI. For this use the Global Talent EOI form. The form and the necessary documents must all be submitted in the English language. The required documents include:

  • A valid passport
  • The details of nomination viz. nominator passport
  • Nomination for Global Talent – Form 1000
  • Proof of:
    • Qualifications
    • Income
    • Employment status
    • Internationally recognized record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in the sector

If your submissions are approved, you will receive an invitation to apply for a GTI visa (Subclass 858). You can apply for this visa via ImmiAccount once you fulfill all criteria including the health and character requirements of yourself and the family members you have added to the application form.

About Nominators

A nominator is a person/organization who has completed the application form attesting the information about an applicant for a Subclass 858 visa. Your nominator has to possess a national reputation in Australia in the same field as yours. Besides the opinion of the Australian public/industry community about the nominator being a leader, with a record of excellence in their field, they are also required to be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen
  • An eligible citizen of New Zealand
  • A permanent resident in Australia
  • An Australian organization

After filing a Global Talent visa application, you can’t change your nominator.

How Y-Axis can help you?

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What is the GTI Program of Australia?

Australia’s GTI Program is specifically designed for attracting highly talented individuals – with cutting edge skills and entrepreneurial ideas within any of the 10 targeted sectors – to the country.

By driving innovation, such individuals can contribute to the Australian economy and support the creation of jobs in the local labour market.

How do I apply to the GTI Program of Australia?

STEP 1: Submission of an Expression of Interest [EOI].

STEP 2: Receiving an invitation to apply.

STEP 3: Submitting a Global Talent [subclass 858] visa application through ImmiAccount.

What are the possibilities of holding a Global Talent Visa in Australia?

With a GTI visa, you can:

  • Become a permanent resident in Australia
  • Take part in free English language classes offered by the Adult Migrant English Program, in case you are eligible
  • Sponsor your eligible relatives and bring them to Australia
  • Apply for Australian citizenship (if eligible)
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Enroll in Medicare, Australia’s public health care scheme
  • Travel to and from Australia for 5 years
How can I access the best of my chances of obtaining a Subclass 858 visa?

You must ensure clarity, completeness, and consistency in the information and evidence that you submit in your EOI for Subclass 858 visa application. This way you can be sure that you get the maximum chance of getting a Subclass 858 provided your credentials support it.

What are the requirements of the Global Talent Visa?

Besides being talented or highly skilled in a target sector, you have to meet the requirements given below:

  • Though there are no age criteria for the Global Talent Visa program, in case you are under 18 or over 55 years of age, it’s required of you to show that you would give an exceptional economic benefit to Australia.
  • Every applicant over 18 years of age has to demonstrate their English language proficiency at least a functional level. A secondary visa application charge will be levied on those who cannot show such proof. This charge comes to AUD 4,890 for each applicant.
  • It’s required of the applicants to demonstrate that they can earn at least AUD 158,500 as an annual salary.
  • You must have a nominator with a national reputation in the same field as yours who should attest to your skills. The nominator needn’t do any of the following:
    • sponsor the applicants
    • provide a job offer
    • make any payment

You must produce a record of international recognition/exceptional achievement in your area of expertise. This could either be in profession & academia or research.

Is there a quota set for Subclass 858 - Global Talent Visa?

A quota of 11,000 places for PR has been allocated to the Global Talent visa program for the year ending June 2022, across target sectors. The GTI visa pathway is open for consideration for individuals and organizations.

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