Virginia, US
As part of the Australian Government’s Innovation Agenda, the Global Talent Independent (GTI) is an exciting new program designed to compete for the best and brightest migrants from around the globe. The program is in recognition that, internationally, there is currently intense competition for talented individuals.
Under the program the Australian Department of Home Affairs will seek to identify and pro-actively recruit up to 5,000 highly skilled migrants each year in high growth industries to help grow these industries in Australia and facilitate the transfer of skills to deliver a stronger economy.
  • Utilises the Distinguished Talent visa, which means; no upper age limit, no sponsorship requirements and attracts no SAF levy, freedom to work for any employer, immediate permanent residency
  • Application by invitation only
  • Priority processing arrangements
  • A first of its kind in Australian immigration
  • Direct overseas recruitment
Stage 1 – Consultation to assess eligibility for the GTI
Stage 2 – Expression of Interest
Stage 3 – Invitation to apply
Stage 4 – Distinguished Talent Visa
The GTI program seeks to attract highly skilled individuals at the top of their field and the eligibility threshold is relatively high. However, individuals with niche skills or considerable experience in their field may be able to take advantage of the program, particularly where relevant to the identified priority sectors or in cutting edge or high growth industries.
To demonstrate skills and experience at this level, earning capacity at the high income threshold (currently $148,700 AUD), is used to assess eligibility.
Please get in touch for an initial discussion to understand if your skills and experience are suitable for referral under the program. If you are interested in the Global Talent Independent, please contact the Fragomen Global Talent Team at [email protected].