Global Talent Visa Australia

The Global Talent Independent Program is for the brightest and best global talent.

The Global Talent Visa Program

The Global Talent Visa Program, also known as the Global Talent Independent Program, is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia.

Australia is after the brightest and best global talent to work in seven future-focused sectors. The global talent independent program is designed to help grow our innovation and tech economies. This will create opportunities for Australians by transferring skills, promoting innovation, and creating jobs.

Australia is also a lifestyle destination, and one of the most prosperous, safe and culturally diverse countries in the world. Australia offers opportunities for innovation, with strong trading links and a business friendly regulatory approach. Through the program, talented individuals will be given permanent residency to make their new lives in Australia.

In 2020-2021, there are 15,000 places available under the Global Talent Independent Program.

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Benefits of the GTI Program

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Permanent Residency

With the global talent independent program visa you can work and study in Australia permanently and if eligible you can eventually become an Australian Citizen 

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Priority processing

The global talent visa program is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia.

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Sponsor your family

You can include members of your family unit on the application including your partner and children.

If you meet the requirements for Global Talent Visa Program, you would submit an expression of interest to Immigration. Immigration will then contact you and invite you to lodge a distinguished talent visa

Application process

Submit EOI

Submit an expression of interest (EOI) using Global Talent contact form. The Departmenrt will then assess your application and let you know the outcome in around 2-4 weeks

Global Talent Form

Use this form to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Global Talent Visa Program. If eligible, we will provide you an Invitation reference identifier and an Invitation code to lodge a Distinguished Talent (subclass 858) visa application.
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Wait for a Response

You will be contacted if your EOI has been successful and if not, you will be notified via email.
There can be three outcomes: you receive a unique identifier, The officer emails asking for more information about your achievements. These can include recommendation letters, proof of pay and documents specific to your application. More on this later. A rejection email if the officer does not think you qualify
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Apply for Visa

Subclass 858 Distinguished Talent Visa. This is a permanent visa for people who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in an eligible field.

Visa Application process

We assist you to lodge the visa application via ImmiAccount from offshore or onshore We will also provide you with a checklist of required documents.
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Eligibility Criteria:

Subclass 858 Distinguished Talent visa

This is a permanent visa for people who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in an eligible field.

To meet the requirements for this visa applicants 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 in Australia endorse them as global talent, in the same field as the applicant
  • applicants who apply for this visa should have the ability to attract a salary at or above the high income threshold of AUD153,600.

The Government has identified several different industries or occupations in which Australian is in need.

  • The relevant sectors are:

    (a)  AgTech (the application of technology to agriculture and food production);

    (b)  FinTech (technology that seeks to improve and automate the delivery and use of financial services);

    (c)  MedTech (medical technologies and pharmaceuticals);

    (d)  Cyber Security (the protection of digital systems connected to the internet, including the prevention of technical exploitation and mitigating the risk of such exploitation occurring);

    (e)  Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT (key digital capabilities including: data management and analysis; artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning; robotics; advanced mathematics and statistics);

    (f)  Space and Advanced Manufacturing (the area of industry dedicated to space technology and manufacturing; and the entire value chain of advanced manufacturing from research, design, logistics to after-sales service of manufacturing products); and

    (g)  Energy and Mining Technology (the development and improvement of energy and mining technologies).

    Applications made in relation to the above-mentioned sectors by applicants who provide evidence of their current earnings or future salary equal to or above the FWHIT will be given priority processing of their Distinguished Talent visa application.

    All other Distinguished Talent visa applications receive the second highest priority under Direction No 85.

    The rationale for the direction is to give priority to applicants viewed as ‘highly desirable’ because of their skills and salary in sectors identified by the Australian Government as a priority for future industry growth, and with emerging opportunities for Australia’s economy. These sectors have been highlighted as priorities through the Industry Growth Centre initiative and through targeted consultation with key industry stakeholders including: Austrade; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science; Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business; and academia.

Processing times vary from 2 days to 2 months with many being decided in one to two weeks. For distinguished talent applications, The Department is considering the following order:
  • Priority 1 (the following are equal in priority):
    1. You have an Australian job offer paying higher than the $153,600 Fair Work High Income Threshold, or
    2. You are currently earning more than the $153,600 Fair Work High Income Threshold
    3. You can show that you are likely to attract a salary greater than the $153,600 Fair Work High Income Threshold
  • Priority 2:
    1. All other distinguished talent applications

Immigration has announced a quota of 15,000 Global Talent Visas for the 2020/2021 financial year.

As part of the application, you must be nominated by an eligible individual or organisation with a national reputation in your field. The nominator will endorse your achievements and international standing. They are not required to provide you with employment in Australia.

Once you receive your Permanent Residency through Global Talent, you are entitled to:

There is also no age limit for applicants. However, if an applicant is aged below 18 or above 55, an exceptional benefit to the Australian community needs to be established.

Clients Testimonial

Palmer Migration and Education Services assisting clients with a 98.5% success rate 

The process was very quick and stress-free, after submitting the EOI, I received a positive response within 3 weeks and then Palmer Migration assisted me with the whole process until I received my visa, great work
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Charles Cooper
Programmer, Cyber Security
James and his team helped us through the entire process of securing a Global Talent Visa. From the first consultation until the end, her team was diligent and professional, helping us secure a result that exceeded our expectations.
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Patricia Kelly
Financial Analyst
Palmer Migration was with me every step of the way through the visa decision making the process very stress free, They were a great source of wisdom but also a great source of encouragement for me.
Richard TRAN - Managing Director
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Our services

Mission & Values

To be the number one Migration Agent in Australia constantly delivering highly-skilled and personalised immigration services to both our corporate and individual clients.

At Palmer Migration and Education Services we believe the client must always come first, whereby everything we do for our clients is dedicated to assisting them to achieve their goals.

Since our inception, we have grown and built a respectable name amongst a diverse clientele, both individual and commercial. Undertaking each migration case with a focus on reliabilityintegrity, and professionalism, and with a consistent dedication to our customers and values.

We are experts in identifying your best options and streamlining the entire visa application process on your behalf.

Our team of experienced registered migration agents can advise on the best Australian visa for your situation – be it a student visa, business or skilled worker visa, family visa, partner visa, or global talent independent visa. We can also help you attain permanent residency or citizenship if you have already spent some time living in Australia.

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Relationship & Communication

At the core of our firm is the relationship with you as the client. we empower people around the world to migrate to Australia to enjoy a better life.

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Expert Legal Knowledge of Migration Law

The Australian visa process can be daunting and complicated, but we can help by doing all of the hard work for you. With a fixed fee guarantee and 98% Success rate

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Higher Success Rate with Fixed Price Fees

Concerns about fees prevent many businesses and individuals from seeking the best advice. We provide certainty around application costs with our fixed fee policy. No surprises.

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We give you a free consult, no strings attached.

During consult, we will identify your visa options by discussing your situation in depth with you. After consult, you will receive an initial MAP (Migration Action Plan), this way, you get the best advice tailored to you.

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