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The Global Talent Visa Program is a streamlined visa program that aims to attract top talent to live and work in Australia. The program helps Australian businesses compete with other countries, like the US, the UK and Canada, to bring highly skilled professionals in a number of target sectors to Australia. 

The Australian government has created this pathway to bring the best global talent to ten future-focused sectors to support the Australian economy and to introduce much-needed skills to high priority industries.

Why Choose the Global Talent Visa Program (GTIP)?

The Global Talent Visa Program is popular for many startups and migrants alike due to many reasons, including:

  • Global talent visas are given the highest priority of all Australian migration programs, which means that the process is streamlined and efficient compared to other visa types. Some Global Talent visas can be granted a month from application lodgement.
  • If granted a visa through the Global Talent Visa program, no exemption to enter Australia is required from the Australian Border Force as individuals are granted Australian permanent residence and are free to travel, even with border closures and restrictions.
  • Being a permanent resident provides a pathway to Australian citizenship.
  • There is no age limit to apply for the visa program.
  • Visa holders can enrol in Australia’s public health care program.
  • Talent can be residing in Australia or offshore when they apply.

Who can apply for the Global Talent Visa Program?

The Global Talent Visa Program is eligible for individuals that meet the following criteria:

  • Are a highly skilled individual who is internationally recognised, with evidence of outstanding achievements, in one of the ten key sectors
    • Resources;
    • Agri-food and Agriculture Technology;
    • Energy;
    • Health Industries;
    • Defence;
    • Advanced Manufacturing and Space;
    • Circular Economy;
    • Digitech (Quantum Information, Advanced IT, Data Science, Data Analysis);
    • Infrastructure and Entertainment;
    • Financial Service and Fintech;
    • Education
  • Applicants must 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.
  • Make the visa application in relation to one of the target sectors set out above or a related sector.

The Application Process

Like any visa process, there are many boxes that need to be checked before the talent can start living it up in Australia. Techvisa will help you and your applicant at every stage of the process and help you make a successful applicant. 

The first step in securing the Global Talent Visa is to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Global Talent Independent Program to be considered for the program.

If the applicant meets the above-mentioned criteria, they will receive a unique identifier number (UIN), which provides priority processing for a Distinguished Talent visa application.

What are the requirements for a nominator?

Here at Techvisa, we can help GTIP nominations with all of the paperwork and back and forth between your talent and the government and ensure that your application ticks all of the boxes. 

To be eligible to be a nominator, you must have a national reputation in relation to the area of achievement and must be:

  • an Australian citizen;
  • an Australian permanent resident;
  • an eligible New Zealand citizen; or
  • an Australian organisation.

Often nominations are an employer, a college or an industry body, such as Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society.

Global Talent Visa Program FAQs

Is there a limit to how many Global Talent visas are granted?

In 2021-2022, there are 15,000 places available under the program, which is three times more than the previous financial years.

What are the Global Talent Visa application costs?

As of 1 July 2021, the following DTV application fees apply.

  • Primary Applicant – $4,180
  • Applicant over 18 – $2,095
  • Applicant under 18 – $1,045

Additional costs may include health examinations, police checks, translations of documents and so forth.

How long does the Global Talent Visa take to process?

After applying for the DTV, processing time can take anywhere from one month to three months. 

How can Techvisa help?

We’re not kidding when we say we have an obsession with ensuring the migration process is as simple as possible for your business, your new employee, or you as an individual!

We’re offering a free assessment of your business to ensure you are eligible and from there will advise you on the process, based on whether you’re a start-up or an established company.

From this very first assessment until the day your new employee walks through the door, we are there to help make the visa journey as easy as possible. From assisting the applicants in preparing and lodging the expression of interest to catering evidence for the case and helping the applicant in obtaining Australian citizenship, we are here to help. 

If you want to find out more or start your assessment, get in touch with the team at Techvisa!