Distinguished Talent visa Subclass 124 and 858 now available

Posted on December 11, 2019 by Benson Shi

The Global Talent- Independent Program offers highly skilled migrants who expect to earn above $148 700 per year, a rapid process to permanent residency through the Distinguished talent visa which takes less than 1 month to be granted. The applicants must be able to earn above the threshold within Australia in addition to being highly specialised in one of the following 7 key ‘high growth’ industry sectors:

Cyber Security,
Energy and Mining Technology,
Space and Advanced Manufacturing,
and Quantum Information/Advanced Digital/ Data Science and ICT

Ability to meet the threshold will be assessed on factors such as current salary or the salary of a future job offer. Applicants who have recently graduated or are graduating shortly with a PhD or Masters degree in the above industry sectors are also able to apply.

Applicants will be prioritised as they will be given a Global Talent identifier and they will be guided by a Home Affairs contact to receive the most efficient service. Moreover, applicants will still be subject to the normal requirements, including; character, security and integrity checks.

Applicants will need to have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in one of the following areas:

  • a profession
  • a sport
  • the arts
  • academia and research

Offshore applicants will need to lodge a Subclass 124 Distinguished Talent Visa
Onshore applicant will need to lodge a Subclass 858 Distinguished Talent visa.

For more information on visa’s for skilled migrants please contact our office.

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