Business Migration or Global Talent Visa: A Case Study

Case Study: Successful Vietnamese business owner refused Business Talent (Permanent)(Subclass 132) visa but was granted Global Talent (Subclass 858) visa. Which pathway is better?

Ashton Legal shared a comparative table in Part 1 of our Global Talent Visa Series to highlight the benefits of the Australian Global Talent Independent visa compared to other visa programs, whereby the GTI program is the much better option for clients if they were given the choice between multiple pathways.

Today, we share with you a real case study of one of our clients, where you can see that the Global Talent visa was the much better option but not the most obvious.

This particular client is the Executive Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, and one of four founding members, of a large, multimillion dollar Digital Advertising and Digital Marketing agency in Vietnam. Her company develops digital video advertising eco-systems using data analysis, AdTech, and MarTech, to create, produce, and distribute performance marketing content for local and international brands for the Vietnamese consumer market.

For all intents and purposes, the client was eligible for a Business Talent (Permanent) (Subclass 132) visa and had applied for it in 2020. For whatever reason, it was then subsequently refused. When the client came to Ashton Legal, she had also been previously told that they weren’t eligible for the Global Talent (Subclass 858) visa. Upon reviewing her exceptional profile, Ashton Legal assessed that she would, in fact, be eligible for the Global Talent visa.

We worked closely with the client, putting together the best possible profile to meet the GTI criteria, and then we reached out to the Global Talent Officer (GTO) for Southeast Asia. After four days, we were able to secure endorsement for priority processing of her Expression of Interest (EOI) from the GTO. Needless to say, the client was invited to apply for, and was subsequently approved, the Global Talent (Subclass 858) visa for her and her family.

From submitting the client’s EOI (10th March) to receiving an invitation for the GTI visa (24th March), it only took 2 weeks. We then lodged the visa application on 25th March and it was subsequently approved today, which took 25 business days (5 weeks).

The client was very happy with the service Ashton Legal provided in terms of advising that she is eligible for the GTI visa program and that this was the best possible pathway for her over other options.

It’s apparent – from this case study – the when you’re presented with multiple options, sometimes the most obvious pathway may not be the most beneficial or the most suitable. If you find yourself in a similar situation, unsure of which pathway is the most suitable for your situation, please reach out to Ashton Legal and contact us for tailored, professional migration advice.

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