The Global Talent Visa that is the Subclass 858 visa in Australia is an attractive visa option for highly skilled professionals with exceptional talent who are looking to use their skills in some specific industries within Australia. Before February 2021, the Global Talent Visa was called the Distinguished Talent Visa.
According to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), the Subclass 858 visa is a permanent visa that is meant for people who have an internationally recognised record or exceptional and outstanding achievement in an eligible field. They can thus contribute to the Australian community, and to Australia's national reputation.
It is a highly selective and streamlined visa program offered by the Australian government. These applications sometimes undergo priority processing.
Moreover, global talent visa comprises of two pathways under the global talent visa program. These include the streamlined global talent independent program pathway and the distinguished talent visa pathway.
Which are the eligible fields or identified priority sectors? Who can apply for the Global Talent Visa in Australia? What are other eligibility requirements? In this article, we go over these points in detail.
Under this visa steam, there are 10 target sectors that are eligible. To be selected, a candidate must be highly skilled in one of these 10 target sectors. Given below is a list of eligible fields/sectors.
There are many different specialisations, fields and occupations that fall under these 10 target sectors. We will explore some of them in this section.
Given below are some of the specialisations that are included within this Sector:
This includes specialisations like:
Under this, the Defence sector includes:
Australia's financial sector is recognised as one of the best in the practice globally. Some specialisations include:
Infrastructure includes the following specialisations:
Tourism includes:
Apart from the sector related requirements, there are some other requirements for the Global Talent Visa that parties must meet. These include age requirements, salary requirements and language requirements.
While applicants can be of any age, if they are under 18 or over 55 years of age, they must demonstrate that they can provide exceptional benefits to Australia's economy.
In terms of language requirements, all applicants over 18 years age must demonstrate that they have functional English. They can do this by submitting test scores for certain English-language tests such as PTE, IELTS, OET or TOEFL iBT.
Additionally, there are certain salary requirements and applicants must be able to show that they can obtain a high-income. There is a high-income threshold which means that they must demonstrate that they are able to procure at least 162,000 Australian dollars.
As mentioned above, there are 2 types of pathways within the 858 visa. Of this, if you wish to apply for the Global Talent pathway, you must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). You will then need to wait for an invitation to apply for the visa. On the other hand, you will not require an invitation for the Distinguished Talent pathway.
In order to make an application for the global talent visas, you must be nominated by an eligible person. Eligible people include those who are an:
They will be your sponsor who must nominate you. Once they nominate you, they will receive a transaction reference number. You will then need to make an application using this transaction reference number.
Having years of experience in this field, our immigration lawyers can assist global talent visa applicants with all Australian migration programs including temporary and permanent visas, or the global talent pathway.
These processes can be very complicated. Because there are numerous steps involved, it is important to know exactly what you are required to do.
Our immigration lawyers can provide market-leading advice to you to help you with your global talent visa application, or with permanent residence and Australian citizenship to make you an Australian citizen.
There can be many confusions regarding eligibility, application procedures and costs when it comes to such visas. Our solicitors can help you answers all these questions and more.
The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.
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