Subclass 858 Global Talent Visa (GTI Visa)

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GLOBAL TALENT VISA (DISTRINGUISHED TALENT VISA) – SUBCLASS 858

This is a permanent visa for people who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in an eligible field.

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GLOBAL TALENT VISA – KEY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for this visa, you must:

  • Be between 18 and 55 (some exemptions apply);
  • Hold a substantive visa, a Bridging Visa A, a Bridging Visa B or a Bridging Visa C, if applying onshore;
  • Be internationally recognized with a record of achievement. Evidence that he is prominent in the field, has superior abilities to others in the field, is acclaimed as exceptional in any country where the field is practiced and has a record of sustained achievement that is unlikely to diminish in the future.;
  • Be a field that is recognized and accepted in Australia and has international standing.
  • Be prominent in this field in the past 2 years;
  • Be of benefit to the Australian community. Contribution can be economic, social, cultural or to raise Australia’s academic standing internationally;
  • Be able to find work in the field in Australia;
  • Meet the Health Requirement; and
  • Meet the Character Requirement.
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GLOBAL TALENT VISA – Nominator Requirements

  • Can be sponsored by an Australian organisation with a national reputation in relation to the area of talent.
  • Need to be nominated from the peak Australian body. A peak organisation or peak body is an Australian term for an advocacy group or trade association, an association of industries or groups with allied interests. They are generally established for the purposes of developing standards and processes, or to act on behalf of all members when lobbying government or promoting the interests of the members.
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Expression of Interest

On 4 November 2019, the Global Talent Independent (GTI) program was officially launched to provide a streamlined, priority pathway for highly skilled and talent individuals to obtain Australian permanent residency.

This program is another layer of the “Global Talent” initiative that the Department of Home Affairs have rolled out to support innovation in Australia, which joins the recently renamed “Global Talent – Employer Sponsored” (GTES) scheme.

The GTI program is designed to attract skilled migrants at the top of specific key sectors to Australia. It operates through an additional layer on top of an existing visa – being the Distinguished Talent visa

To be granted a visa under the Global Talent Visa Program, a candidate will be highly skilled in one of the 7 target sectors. They will also be able to attract a salary that meets the high income threshold.

Target Sectors

  • AgTech
  • Space and Advanced Manufacturing
  • FinTech
  • Energy and Mining Technology
  • MedTech
  • Cyber Security
  • Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT

High Income Threshold

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 Department of Home Affairs will consider:

  • current salary shown through payslips or a contract, or
  • future job offers outlining remuneration, or
  • recent PhD or Masters graduates in the target sectors

GML have the knowledge and experience to understand your profile and convey the importance of your research, experience and skill sets to the Department of Home Affairs to improve your prospects of receiving an invitation and/or the visa itself.

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Global Talent Visa – frequently asked questions

What is the Distinguished Talent Visa (subclass 858)?

This is a permanent visa for people who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in an eligible field.

Is there a streamlined priority pathway for this Visa?

Yes. In 2019, the Global Talent Independent (GTI) program was officially launched to provide a streamlined, priority pathway for highly skilled and talent individuals to obtain Australian permanent residency. The GTI program is designed to attract skilled migrants at the top of specific key sectors to Australia.

What are the different key sectors?

There are 7, as follows: AgTech, Space and Advanced Manufacturing, FinTech, Energy and Mining Technology, MedTech, Cyber Security and Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT.

Is there a minimum income threshold I must meet?

Yes, 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.

What visa must I hold to apply for the Distinguished Talent Visa (subclass 858)?

If you’re in Australia when applying, you must hold a Substantive Visa or a Bridging Visa A, Bridging Visa B or Bridging Visa C. If you are overseas when applying, you do not need to hold a visa.

What kind of international recognition must I have?

You must Be internationally recognized with a record of achievement. Evidence that you are prominent in the field, have superior abilities to others in the field, are acclaimed as exceptional in any country where the field is practiced and have a record of sustained achievement that is unlikely to diminish in the future.