The Global Talent Independent Program is an extension of the Skilled Migration Program, offering a streamlined and priority visa pathway for highly skilled and talented individuals to work and live permanently in Australia.
This Program is focused on attracting highly skilled migrants, within identified target sectors, who can contribute to Australia’s economy by driving innovation and creating local jobs. The program offers highly talented individuals and their immediate family members a streamlined visa pathway to permanent residency and an opportunity to work and live anywhere in Australia. Applicants will be eligible for permanent residency if they are invited to apply for the Global Talent Independent Program via referral from the Global Talent Officer Network. The usual character, security and integrity checks will apply to all applicants.
Up to 5,000 places will be offered in the Global Talent - Independent Program in 2019/20.
To be invited to apply via the Global Talent Independent program, individuals must:
- be internationally recognized in one of the target sectors (this may include: peer reviewed publications; patents; professional experience across different countries; presentations at international conferences; awards from international organizations etc.)
- have a nationally recognized organization or individual in Australia in the same field as them, endorse their credentials
- be able to demonstrate a genuine ability to attract or exceed the Fair Work High Income Threshold in Australia (currently AUD $148,700)
The target sectors for the program are
- Cyber Security;
- Quantum Information/Advanced Digital/Data Science and ICT;
- Space and Advanced Manufacturing;
- Energy and Mining Technology.
Individuals who meet the requirements will be provided with a unique identifier, which provides priority processing for a Distinguished Talent visa application under the Global Talent Independent program. As part of the visa application process, the candidate will be required to submit Application Form and a Nomination Form. The nomination component of the application will require an attestation from an organisation with a national reputation in the same field as the candidate. All legislative requirements including the relevant visa application charge, associated regulations and health and character provisions will need to be met before the visa can be granted. Contact us today and speak with of our Migration Consultants for more information.