Global Talent Visa (subclass 858)

Global Talent Visa Program Australia

The Australian Global Talent Visa (subclass 858), also known as the Global Talent Visa Independent Program, is a simplified way for highly qualified professionals to work and live permanently in Australia.

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Global Talent Visa and the Target Sectors

Australia is looking for the best talents worldwide in future-oriented sectors. The Global Talent Visa (GTI) is designed to support the innovation and technology industries in Australia.

Current target sectors include:

  • Resources
  • Agri-food and AgTech
  • Energy
  • Health Industries
  • Defence, Advanced Manufacturing and Space
  • Circular Economy
  • DigiTech
  • Infrastructure and Tourism
  • Financial Services and FinTech
  • Education


Eligibility for the Global Talent Visa

To apply for the Global Talent Visa Program, visa applicants must:

  • prove their international recognition by providing evidence of outstanding performance,
  • still be prominent in their field
  • demonstrate that they would be beneficial to Australia in their area of expertise
  • have a recognized organization or individual in Australia nominated as a global talent in the same field as the visa applicant.

A track record of professional performance must be shown when applying for the Global Talent Visa. This can also include, for example, managerial positions, patents, professional awards and international publications and memberships. Visas are also available for certain doctoral students who are about to complete their dissertation and who can demonstrate their extraordinary talent and international recognition in a target industry.

You will find an overview on the requirements here:  Global Talent Visa (subclass 858)


Global Talent Visa and Permanent Residency Status in Australia

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Global Talent Visa (subclass 858)
Updated: 2023-01-22
By: Ask-An-Agent