Australian Government can grant Permanent Residency within weeks if you are a highly skilled migrant

In a push to attract global talent from across the world the Australian Government has official launched the Global Talent Independent Program (GTIP) on November 4, 2019.

Details of the program

Under GTIP highly skilled migrants in selected industries will receive a fast-tracked process to permanent residency in Australia. To help these skilled migrants Home Affairs will provide them with a dedicated Officer to guide on a one on one basis throughout the process and these highly skilled migrants applications will receive the highest priority processing.

As per this scheme applicants who are likely to earn more than $149,000 per year in Australia, will be eligible for permanent residency. These skilled migrants should be from one of the seven future focused industries.

The seven industry sectors are as follows:

  • AgTech
  • Space and Advanced Manufacturing
  • FinTech
  • Energy and Mining Technology
  • MedTech
  • Cyber Security
  • Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT

Do you think your occupation comes under one of the highly skilled categories? Reach out to our expert MARA agents here to understand more.

To find these highly skilled migrants the Department of Home Affairs has deployed Global Talent Officers in Berlin, Washington DC, Singapore, Shanghai, Sanago, Dubai, and in New Delhi to further the reach of the program. The talent Officer will handpick the skilled migrants and help them with lodging their visa applications.

On the date of launch of this program, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman said:

“Through this new fast-track PR system, initially 5,000 highly talented workers and professionals will be recruited from across the globe. The first time ever in history, the designated officers of ‘Home Affairs Australia’ will on one help applicants to apply for the programs”.

“With this program, we are targeting the world’s most highly skilled migrants.”

“We want to position Australia at the forefront of major growth trends in the world economy. By enabling local businesses to access the world’s best talent, we will help to grow high growth industries in Australia. Over me, the Global Talent program has the potential to have a transformative impact on the Australian economy.”

Additionally, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Global Talent – Independent program will drive growth in the Australian technology industry and will also see local jobs created.

“These high-growth sectors exist in truly global markets. For our domestic tech industry to grow, businesses need to be able to hire skilled Australian workers as well as access the capabilities of specialists from across the world,” Minister Andrews said.

“We can create high-paying local jobs by making Australia a global technology hub and the Global Talent program is a signal to tech companies that we’re open for business.”

Up to 5,000 places will be offered in the Global Talent – Independent program in 2019/20.

Expected salary threshold

The income threshold to be eligible for this program is AUD148,700. This figure is adjusted annually on 1 July.

How to apply for this program

Access to the program will be via a referral from either:

  • a Global Talent Officer
  • an organisation or an individual with a national reputation in the same field as the candidate

Highly skilled professionals referred to the Department may be invited to apply for a Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 124 or subclass 858).

Use our Global Talent contact form:

  • to refer a highly skilled individual at the top of their field to the Global Talent Independent program (to receive a global talent unique identifier), or
  • to lodge a Distinguished Talent visa application through the Global Talent Independent program (you will need a global talent unique identifier)

What will be the cost of this program?
Visa processing fees for this program will be AUD 4,110 under the sub class 124 or subclass 858. In addition to the visa processing fees there will be usual expenses such as character certificate and medical examination that are not part of the visa processing fees.

How much time will it take to process my application?

No set timelines have been indicated by the Immigration Department under this specific visa stream. However, if one were to infer from the key excerpts of the press release it can be safely inferred that applicants under this specific category will receive the highest priority processing.

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What can be my next Step?

At first one needs to research and find out if their occupation falls under this category. At this juncture, Valet Migration can help you identify your occupation and advice you if your application should be lodged in this category? Please get in touch with Valet Migration to know more.

Valet Migration can help potential applicants to identify key regional areas as per their skillset and educational qualifications to help them get a higher chance at Permanent Residency in Australia.

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