• Moran Shultz

Distinguished Talent visa can change your life!

Updated: Dec 15, 2020

Highly skilled individuals granted a Permanent Resident visa
Highly skilled individuals granted a Permanent Resident visa

How can a Distinguished Talent visa change your life?

Everyone likes a story with a happy end. Especially if you are the person who helped make it happy. A few weeks ago, our client Mr B and his family members received their Australian Permanent Resident visa.

While assessing Mr B's profile we discovered, he is skilled enough for a GSM visa but was also above the cutoff age of 45. At this point, we recommended Mr B to apply for a Distinguished Talent visa (858 visa) based on his occupation as a Security Specialist. It all went smooth, and we've also managed to shorten his waiting time (while holding a temporary visa) from three years to 1.5 months. Mr B was thrilled to learn he and his family can stay in Australian indefinitely having all the social and health benefits.

What do you need to know about the Global Talent Independent (GTI) program?

This unique program offers a priority visa pathway for highly skilled individuals and their families to live and work permanently in Australia. It's designed to gather the world's best and brightest skilled migrants to grow Australian businesses of the future.

Who can apply for a Distinguished Talent visa?

Candidates who are highly skilled and internationally recognised in one of the following target sectors:

  • AgTech

  • FinTech

  • MedTech

  • Cyber Security

  • Quantum Information/Advanced Digital/Data Science and ICT

  • Space and Advanced Manufacturing

  • Energy and Mining Technology

Additional eligibility criteria for Distinguished Talent visa

  • Candidates should be able to earn the Fair Work High Income Threshold (currently $148,700) Or have recently graduated with a PhD or Masters qualification in the target sectors.

  • Candidates must have a recommendation from an Australian individual or organisation with a national reputation in the same field to attest to their skills.

If you think you are eligible for a Distinguished Talent visa, we are happy to support you with your application and start the process which would change your life.

Contact us today