The Global Talent Visa subclass 858, known as the Distinguished Talent Visa Subclass 858 in the past, is for highly skilled and talented individuals with a national reputation. It is an Australian visa streamlined path for professionals with outstanding achievements with an internationally recognised record to permanently live and work in Australia. The Global Talent Visa Program is not like other permanent residence options. There is no point testing. You need an Australian nominator and should be highly skilled in any one of a number of targeted sectors. It is also important to demonstrate you can be of benefit to the Australian community.
The Australian Government acknowledges the Global Talent Independent Program is important and the need for highly skilled professionals in the following 10 targeted sectors:
This is a pathway to Australian permanent residency and there are two visa paths under the Global Talent Visa:
The goal of the Global Talent Independent Program is to attract top talent from overseas in critical areas such as the innovation and technology sectors in Australia. You must be considered to be outstanding in your field with exceptional skills, and likely to earn in the region of $153,000 or more in Australia.
During 2020/2021, the government made 15,000 places available under this program and it should remain relatively stable for the next year. But the number of places available are likely to be cut after 2022. The next year is a good time to apply for a Global Talent Visa if you are eligible, so keep up with the latest Australian migration news and with expats for Australian opportunities. Also contact the Australia Embassy for information about starting your own business.
Benefits of the Global Talent Independent Program include:
It is a two-step process to apply for the Global Talent Independent Program:
To be eligible under the under the Global Talent Independent stream you:
If you are a PhD graduate or student, you can apply if you can demonstrate exceptional talent and international recognition in one of the 10 target sectors.
The distinguished talent pathway is suitable if you have international recognition with a record of your achievements in the arts, sport, research, in another profession or academia. You will need to demonstrate you would:
You must be highly acclaimed for your work in your relevant field with an ongoing record of your achievements. You also need to be nominated by an Australian citizen or permanent resident or organisation in your field. You can also be nominated by an eligible New Zealand citizen.
The Global Talent Visa is a permanent visa so you can stay in Australia indefinitely. You may be able to apply for Australian citizenship when you are eligible. You can also:
The cost of the global talent visa is $4,110 at the time of making your application. It will also cost $2,055 for every dependent over the age of 18 and $1,030 for dependents under 18. For any dependents older than 18 that do not speak functional English, there will be an additional charge of $4,890 before the visa is granted.
Applying for a Global Talent Visa is complex and can be confusing. The specialists at Direct Migration Experts can help you every step of the way. We are registered migration experts and can assess your situation to help you make the right decisions. We can also assist with the documents you need and making your EOI and visa application.
Call us on 1300 015 592 to talk to one of our experienced consultants.