What is a Global Talent Visa (GTI)?

Are you a highly skilled professional or specialist in certain areas and interested in staying in Australia permanently?  Then you may be eligible to apply for a Global Talent Visa (GTI) (subclass 858)

The Global Talent Visa Program is a streamlined visa pathway. It is for highly skilled professionals, senior executives, and exceptional individuals to work and live permanently in Australia. This visa also attracts a significant amount of PhD students with the demonstration of their exceptional talent and international recognition in a target sector.

There are 2 visa pathways for GTI:

  • The Global Talent Visa pathway
    – An opportunity for highly skilled people in the target sectors

  • The Distinguished Talent pathway
    -A pathway is for extremely talented applicants who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievements working in other sectors for either a profession, sport, the arts, or academia and research

What are the benefits of holding a subclass 858 visa?

  • stay in Australia indefinitely

  • work and study in Australia

  • enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare

  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia

  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years

  • if eligible, apply for Australian citizenship

What requirements for the GTI?

  1. Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and receive an invitation to apply under this pathway.

  2. To be eligible for a Global Talent visa, candidates 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 (“nominator”) with a national reputation in the same field in Australia nominate them as global talent.

  3. Candidates must meet a high standard and show an exceptional track record of professional achievement. This may include:

    • senior roles

    • patents

    • professional awards

    • International publications

    • memberships.

  4. The high-income threshold is adjusted every financial year, and it is the amount set by Fair Work Australia. This year, the threshold is at $162,000. The Department will assess the applicant’s ability to earn the threshold through:
    • The applicant’s current salary
    • Job offer outlining the salary
    • Recent PhD or Masters graduates in the target sectors.
  5.  To be invited to apply for a visa under the Global Talent Visa Program, a candidate will be highly skilled in one of the 10 target sectors, including:

    • Resources

    • Agri-food and AgTech

    • Energy

    • Health industries

    • Defence, advanced manufacturing, and space

    • Circular economy

    • Digitech

    • Infrastructure and tourism

    • Financial services and FinTech

    • Education

  6. Processing Timelines

    Global Talent pathway

    • 25% of applications: 32 Days
    • 50% of applications: 50 Days
    • 75% of applications: 74 Days
    • 90% of applications: 3 Months


Would you like to explore your option of working and settling down in Australia? Drop us an inquiry or call us on +603-2300 2380 or +6012-238 1380
At Auslife Migration Consultants, we help you to breeze through the process and advise you the appropriate steps until your visa is granted.
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