The Global Talent Visa (Subclass 858) grants permanent residency to highly-skilled individuals within 10 priority sectors.
Global Talent Visa holders can:
To apply for a Global Talent Visa, candidates must:
The 10 Global Talent Visa priority sectors are the following:
The Global Talent Visa application process has six steps:
Any immigration should always start with an eligibility assessment to determine if the prospective migrant meets Australia’s Global Talent Visa requirements.
The next step in the process, if the migrant is eligible to for immigration to Australia, is completing an English test.
English tests are a way to prove your English language skills. Most English tests have four parts that test your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Migrants most often use the IELTS, but other tests are also available.
With the English test completed, the migrant will submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). The EOI is the way in which a migrant shows their interest in applying for a Global Talent Visa.
The EOI will include the following information:
If the candidate meets the Global Talent Visa parameters, they'll receive an invitation email. Unsuccessful candidates may explore other visa options.
Migrants whose EOIs are selected will get an Invitation to Apply. Invitations to Apply include the following information:
The migrant prepares and completes their visa application with all necessary paperwork and submits their application. The migrant can apply from overseas or while in Australia.
The migrant gets the outcome of their visa. They can be in or outside Australia while Home Affairs decides on their application.
Australia has allocated 8,448 places to the Global Talent Visa for the 2022-23 Migration Program Year.
Yes, Global Talent Visa holders are Australian permanent residents. That means visa holders can live in Australia indefinitely.
You only need proof of functional English proficiency to apply for a Global Talent Visa. You can take an IELTS or similar English language test. For the IELTS, you’ll need a score of 4.5.
Some passport holders don’t have to do an IELTS. The same is true for candidates who can meet specific educational requirements.
Yes, Global Talent Visa applicants can include their immediate family in their application.
Family members can get included:
If the applicant is under 18 years old, they can include:
Family members who apply for the visa must meet Australia’s health and character requirements.
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