The Global Talent Visa program targets to attract top talent in specific sectors. This program is mainly designed to help Australia compete with the first world countries such as Canada, the US and the UK for the world’s finest and brightest. This visa subclass aims individuals who are notable in their area and who are expected to be able to earn at least AUD$153,600 in Australia. This volume of earning relates to the Fair Work High Income Threshold (FWHIT) which is indexed yearly generally on 1 July.
With this visa, you can –
- stay in Australia indefinitely
- work and study anywhere in Australia
- avail Medicare
- sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
- travel to and from Australia for 5 years
- if eligible, apply for Australian citizenship and passport
Who is it for
This is a permanent residency program designed for talented people who have an internationally recognized record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in an eligible field.
How to qualify
To be qualified, you must:
- either be in or outside Australia at the time of application but you must not be in immigration clearance when you apply and when we grant this visa
- have a globally recognized achievement in one of the following fields:
- a profession
- a sport
- the arts
- academia and research
you must be nominated by:
- an Australian citizen,
- Australian permanent resident,
- an eligible New Zealand citizen, or
- an Australian organization with a national reputation in your area of talent
Step 1 – Select your visa pathway
The Global Talent visa comprises two visa pathways
- The streamlined Global Talent Visa Programpathway for individuals with skills in recognized priority sectors who have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI); and
- The Distinguished Talent pathway for applicants working in other sectors
If you are applying for the Global Talent Visa Program pathway, you must first submit an EOI.
Before you apply for this visa program, you need an eligible person or organization to nominate you.
Step 2 – Gather your documents
You must provide all types of documents to prove your identity, qualification, work experience and extraordinary achievements in the eligible field.
- Identity documents
- Record of achievement documents
- Nominator documents
- a completed Form 1000 Nomination for Global Talent (216KB PDF)and relevant supporting documents
- a statement by your nominator that supports your claims
- Ability to establish yourself in Australia
- Character documents
- Functional English documents
- Partner documents
- Dependants under 18 documents
- Dependants over 18 documents
Step 3 – Apply for the visa
This visa is to be submitted online through ImmiAccount.
Create an account or sign in to ImmiAccount.
Pay the application charge. We will not process your application until you have paid the charge.
Attach supporting documents to your application.
Submit your application.
Note the transaction reference number (TRN).
Step 4 After you apply
DHA will let you know when they have received your application and documents.
Step 5 – Visa outcome
You can be in or outside Australia, but not in immigration clearance, Department of Home Affairs will decide your visa application. DHA will let you know the visa decision electronically. You can check your visa outcome in your personal ImmiAccount.
You will be notified the following information through your visa grant letter:
- your visa grant number
- the date your visa starts
- your visa conditions, if applicable
*Note: You will not get any visa sticker on your passport. You will receive a visa grant letter which is sufficient for you to travel to Australia.
The document needed
- A completed Form 1000 Nomination for Global Talent (216KB PDF)and relevant supporting documents
- A statement by your nominator that supports your claims
- documents to establish yourself in Australia
- Your personal document to prove your identity
- Skill assessment report from a recognized assessing authority, if applicable.
- Proof of age like passport or birth certificate
- English Language test result (IELTS, PTE or TOEFL IBT)
- color recent passport size photographs (35X45mm)
- Skilled employment documents
- Educational qualification degree
- Australian study requirement
- Partner skills, if applicable
- Documents about relationships
- Marriage certificate
- Documents to prove your previous relationship, if any
- If in a de-facto relationship, provide evidence that you have been in a relationship for at least 12 months.
- If divorced/widowed, provide all required documents
- Health and Character documents
- Job reference letter
- All other application forms including Form 80 – Personal particulars for assessment including character assessment