Global Talent Independent (GTI)

The Global Talent Independent (GTI) visa is a new visa program to attract highly skilled tech professionals in seven target sectors to Australia.

It uses the existing Distinguished Talent subclass 858 visas.

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

To be eligible to apply for the Global Talent Visa Program under the Distinguished Talent visa, individuals must:

  • prove they are internationally recognised with evidence of outstanding achievements

  • still be prominent in their field of expertise

  • provide evidence that they would be an asset to Australia, in their area of expertise

  • have no difficulty obtaining employment in Australia or becoming established in their field

  • have a recognised organisation or individual in Australia endorse them as global talent, in the same field as the applicant

Candidates must meet a high standard and show an exceptional track record of professional achievement. This may include senior roles, -patents, professional awards and international publications and memberships.

Places are also available to students who can demonstrate their exceptional talent and international recognition.

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, we 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

GTI applications require robust well presented submissions

At Migrationburo we offer practical professional Australian migration advice 

We can manage your Australian visa application from beginning to end.   

If you think you are eligible to apply for a GTI, take only 5 minutes to complete our free online GTI assessment form.

Tel: 1300 VISA OZ (1300 8472 69)
44 Cleveland House
120 Bloomfield Street
Cleveland QLD 4163
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