Global Talent Independent Program

The global Talent visa is a pathway for permanent residency for highly skilled professionals, it allows them to work and live here in Australia. Through this visa Australia is looking for the brightest and highly talented professionals to work in seven future-focused sectors. The program is designed to help grow Australia’s innovation and tech industry.

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About Global Talent Independent Visa

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In 2020-2021, there are 15,000 places available under the program.

A candidate must be highly skilled in any one of the following target sectors:

  • AgTech (Agriculture Technology)
  • Space and Advanced Manufacturing
  • FinTech (Financial Technology)
  • Energy and Mining Technology
  • MedTech (Medical Technology)
  • Cyber Security
  • Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT

To be eligible for this visa, candidates should be from one of the target sectors. Moreover, individuals 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 nominate┬áthem as global talent, in the same field as the applicant
  • have the ability to attract a salary at or above the Fair Work high income threshold of AUD153,600*

Candidates should have the ability to attract a salary at or above the Fair Work high income threshold of AUD153,600. This figure is adjusted annually on 1 July.

In assessing of this visa, immigration will consider:

  • current salary shown through payslips or a contract, or
  • future job offers outlining remuneration, or
  • recent PhD graduates in the target sectors

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