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Global Talent Visa

About the Global Talent Independent Program (updated May 2022)

The Global Talent Independent (GTI) program is a streamlined, priority-processing visa pathway for highly skilled and talented individuals working in any of the key industry sectors, including:

  1. Resources;
  2. Agri-food and AgTech
  3. Energy
  4. Health Industries
  5. Defence, Advanced Manufacturing and Space
  6. Circular economy
  7. Digitech
  8. Infrastructure and tourism
  9. Financial services and Fintech
  10. Education

The GTI program offers a fast-tracked pathway to Australian permanent residency without the added difficulties of a skills assessment, points testing, and employer nomination. The GTI program quickly gained momentum and popularity between 2019 and 2022, with visa quota rising from 5,000 to 15,000, respectively. However, the Australian Migration Program planning level, shows that the quota for GTI visas is being reduced to 8,448 places for the new financial year from 1 Jul 2022 to 30 Jun 2023.

To qualify under the Global Talent Independent Program

  • NO Skills assessment
  • NO Points rest
  • NO Specific English requirement
  • YES Targeted sector
  • YES Current or Potential Income of AUD 158,500 (Fair Work High Income Threshold for 01/7/2021-30/06/2022)
  • YES Australian connection

The processing time for the EOI is now currently taking more than 12 months given the large number of EOIs that are being received by the Department.  However, where the candidate is able to demonstrate exceptionally outstanding achievements, the EOIs may be fast tracked and processed within 1-2 months if it is endorsed by a Global Talent Officer.

Ashton Legal is dedicated to working with Australian Universities, key industry bodies, state and territory governments, and the Global Talent Officers for Department of Home Affairs, to identify and help exceptionally talented professionals in these key areas to obtain permanent residency in Australia.

Since the program’s inception in 2019, Ashton Legal has proudly helped to secure permanent residency for individuals, and their families, in the targeted sectors under the Global Talent Independent Programme. Please visit our “FAQs” page for the updated Q & As.

Update on the number of EOIs received, invitation issued and invitation not issued; as well as visa grants is available through an FOI outcome released by the Department of Home Affairs.

We are confident that we’ll be able to assist more highly skilled professionals to settle permanently in Australia through the GTI program. If you’d like to find out more, please get in contact with us.

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