The global talent independent program or GTI program is a visa pathway for skilled professionals who are wanting to work and live permanently in Australia. There are seven future-focused sectors that these professionals can work under – each designed to help grow and rejuvenate areas that require innovation and technology. The global talent independent program seeks to create new opportunities for a range of professionals by transferring skills, promoting new ideas, and opening a variety of new jobs. Hence, through the GTI program, more individuals will be given a chance to gain permanent residency and start their new lives in our great nation.
The global talent visa, also known as the global talent independent program, can only be granted to a candidate who is highly skilled in one of the seven target sectors.
The global talent visa sectors include:
However, the GTI visa relies on the candidate’s talent, and therefore, the be eligible to apply for the global talent visa, you must be able to prove your skills in one of these seven sectors. Candidates much prove that they are internationally recognised for their skills and must provide evidence of their outstanding achievements in the field. They must still be prominent in their area of expertise and prove that they would be an asset to Australia in a specific job. Additionally, they must have no difficulty in obtaining employment in the country or becoming established in their field when applying for a global talent visa.
However, above all, this candidate must be nominated as a global talent by a recognised organisation or individual in the country. This nominee must also be in the same field as the applicant – therefore, being able to verify this person’s talents in the area of expertise. It’s not enough to have just had some experience in the field. Instead, you must show a high standard and exceptional track record in the field. You’ll need to identify your professional achievements, such as senior roles, patents, professional awards, international publications, and more.
Candidates must have the ability to earn a salary at or above the Fair Work high-income threshold. This threshold currently sits at AUD153,600 but is adjusted annually to reflect a fair estimation of the Australian job market. For more information on the high-income threshold, and to understand whether or not you fit into this category, contact our GTI visa agents today.
There are two main steps when it comes to applying for the global talent independent program.
1. Submitting an expression of interest. You must submit an expression of interested (EOI) using the global talent contact form. If you meet all the necessary program parameters and are a good match for the GTI program, you will receive a unique identifier and will be contacted once you have been labelled as a successful candidate. However, if you are unsuccessful, you will be notified by email. Please note that expressions of interest can be submitted without contact from a global talent officer, and therefore, our GTI consultants can help with the process instead. If successful, we can help you through the next steps, and if not, we can help you explore other visa options that would be better suited to your skills and requirements.
2. Applying for the GTI visa. Once you’ve submitted your expression of interested form and received a unique identifier, you are ready to lodge a global talent visa application through an ImmiAccount. The visa application you must lodge, whether you are currently residing in or outside of the country at the time of application, is a Subclass 858 Distinguished Talent Visa.
Applying for this visa type involves meeting a few other requirements to be accepted. This includes meeting the appropriate health and character checks – for both you as the candidate and any family members in the GTI visa application. You can add family members to your application at any stage before your application outcome is decided on. Health and character checks are completed to ensure you or any of your family members will not pose as a threat or burden to the nation. For example, to pass a health check requirement, you must be free of any disease or condition that may be a significant healthcare and community service cost to the Australian public or threatens communal health. Similarly, passing a character check guarantees that you will remain of good character throughout your stay in the country. At our immigration agency in Brisbane and Gold Coast, E-Help Consultancy & Migration Services, our GTI visa agents can walk you through this process and help you understand what to expect when it comes to applying for the GTI visa.
Additionally, our team can provide you with other services in your journey to attaining a global visa in Australia, such as a PR calculator (also known as a points calculator). For more information on points and what they mean, contact our team today, and we’ll be happy to have the discussion with you.
The nomination process is integral in retrieving a global talent visa. As part of your application, you must be nominated by an eligible individual or organisation that is highly reputable – nationally, within your desired field of work. This nominator will endorse you, your skills, and achievements in terms of work ethic and international standing. Your nominator must remain the same throughout your global talent visa application process. To find out more about the nomination process, contact E-help GTI visa agents today, and we’ll guide you through the appropriate pathway.
Attaining a global talent visa may seem like a complicated process. It requires a number of steps in order to be completed – each being integral to ensuring you get your visa on time and without any extra hassles. Therefore, our GTI visa consultants can support you throughout the application process and help you gain permanent residency within Australia. We also specialise in other services such as student visas and skilled talent visas. For more information, book an appointment with us or call us on 1300 92 33 22 to talk to one of our helpful GTI visa agents.