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Global Talent Visa

Global Talent Independent Program (GTI) is for highly skilled workers from target sectors to the Australian economy.
This is a permanent visa that does not require a job offer or a Sponsor in Australia. Moreover, it allows you and your family to live and work anywhere in Australia indefinitely.

Age requirements for Global Talent Visa

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.

What is the point mark for Global Talent?

This is not a points-tested based visa.

Number of places for Global Talent Independent Visa

15,000 places are available for the Global talent Independent Visa for the 2020-2021 financial year.

Visa Subclass for Global Talent Visa

Eligibility for Global Talent Independent Program (GTI)

To be granted a visa under the Global Talent Visa Program, a candidate must:

E.g: Relevant pick body for your field such as ACS for IT occupations in target sector

Steps involved in Appling for Distinguished Talent Visa (GTI)

  1. Submit an expression of interest (EOI)
    If you meet the program parameters, you will receive a unique identifier.
  2. Secure a nominator
  3. Apply for the visa via ImmiAccount.


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.

This can be the most difficult part of the GTI if you don’t work or study in Australia

Global talent visa processing time

At the Law Council’s Immigration Law Conference on 20 March 2020, representatives from the Department of Home Affairs stated that applications under the GTI program are being given priority processing. 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:

Can I include Family Members on my visa application?

Yes, members of the family unit can be included in the same visa application.

English Requirements for Global Talent

You do not need exceptional English skills. For example, an overall score of 4.5 in IELTS or equivalent is acceptable.

Duration and Conditions

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

Do I need a travel Exemption if I was granted a Global talent Visa?

Individuals granted a visa under the Global Talent Visa Program will obtain a travel exemption to enter Australia during our current international border closures, caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

High volume of GTI application for

Not many GTI applications for

Becoming an Australian citizen

After four years of residing in Australia,  you may be eligible for Australian citizenship.



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