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The Global Talent Visa-Independent Program (GTI) is designed to provide a streamlined and priority visa pathway for highly skilled and talented individuals to migrate to Australia permanently. The government aims to attract talented individuals from across the world who are at the top of their industries in so-called “target sectors”.
The main criteria for the GTI program include:
That is, the applicant must be working in one of the target sectors, and the applicant must prove that he/she is internationally recognised with evidence of outstanding achievements. He/she is prominent in their field of expertise. Lastly, the applicant must have the ability to attract a salary of $153,600.
To show talent, the applicant must:
How does the Department assess talent?
The Department, when considering the applicant’s international recognition, will look into:
The Department will look into a variety of evidence provided by the applicant to assess the record of achievement. Some of the following will be crucial in proving the applicant’s achievement:
Depending on the applicant’s industry, some of the evidence the Department will consider include:
The Department will consider the same documents as above (documents used to determine the record of achievement) when determining the applicant’s current prominence in the industry. However, the Department will look at the currency of the accomplishments.
‘Asset’ in this situation is not limited to economic/financial benefit. It has a broader meaning, and it extends to social and/or cultural benefits to the Australian community.
The benefit that the applicant would bring to the community:
The Department will review supporting documents to show that the applicant would have no difficulty obtaining employment. The Department will consider:
The nominator must be an Australian organisation or Australian citizen, or permanent resident. Under the policy, the nominator must be nationally recognised. The reputation of the nominator must also be in the same field as the applicant.
Generally, applicants must be over 18 years old or under 55 years old when the visa application is made. However, if the applicant can show exceptional benefit, the Department may consider the application. Applicants arguing exceptional benefit must show that the benefit would elevate the international standing of the particular field in Australia. They would need to demonstrate that this benefit would be immediately realised and be ongoing in the future. It would not be expected that an applicant who intended retiring in Australia or pursuing other activities within a few years of arrival in Australia would satisfy this criterion.
You can find more information on how to apply here.
The current target sectors can be found here.
Applicants should have the ability to attract a salary at or above the Fair Work high income threshold.
In assessing the applicant the Department considers: