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Global Talent Visa

About the Global Talent Independent Program

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. Agricultural Technology (AgTech)
  2. Space and Advanced Manufacturing
  3. Financial Technology (FinTech)
  4. Energy and Mining Technology
  5. Cyber Security
  6. Medical Technologies (MedTech) and Pharmaceuticals
  7. Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT

This new strategy from the Australian government opens 5000 visa quotas per program year. 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.

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 153,600
  • YES Australian connection

The processing time is between 1-2 months to get permanent residency for you and your direct family.

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. Ashton Legal is also a proud partner with The Global Talent Visa group, set up by successful GTI recipient, Mr Udit Agarwal, with the intention of helping others – just like him – obtain permanent residency in Australia through the GTIP.

Since the program’s inception, 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.

About 1 out 3 EOI assessed are not invited/closed, with about 3,000 EOIs outstanding (as of 4 August 2020).

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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