Global Talent visa subclass 858 is for those who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievements in the area of their expertise or research. It aims to bring benefits to Australian community economically, socially, culturally and academically.
Applicants for this visa must demonstrate they have achieved outstanding achievements in the following areas and they are still prominent in the area and would be an asset to Australian community:
a profession of expertise
the arts or
academia and research
How can you prove you have achieved international recognition?
Applicants need to demonstrate that they have good standing of achievement in relation to international standards:
Their field is undertaken and recognised in a number of countries.
The achievements would be similarly recognised in relation to international and Australian standards for that area.
Applicants are nominated by an accepted nominator who has a national reputation in relation to the applicant’s area of claimed achievements.
Applicants can provide supporting statements and materials detailing relevant aspects of their records of achievements, including their qualifications, awards, and professional or academic positions held either in Australia or overseas.
Their prestigious and internationally recognised awards received from internationally recognised institutions or organisations.
What sectors are considered for Global Talent Visa
People who have been prominent in the following areas of industries or sectors can consider applying for this visa:
Agri-food and AgTech
Defence, Advanced Manufacturing and Space
Infrstructure and Tourism
Financial Services and FinTech
Who can nominate and national reputation of the nominator ?
This visa must be nominated to apply. The nominator must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand citizen or and Australian organisation with a national reputation in the same field of the applicant.
A nomination that is provided by a person holding a senior position may indicate that the nominator had legal authority to act on behalf the nominating organisation.
What is“national reputation ?
A national reputation generally means an image or opinion which is held by the Australian public about an individual or an organisation as being a leader or innovator in their field. Factors to be considered include: solid track record of achievements and excellence in the relevant fields; evidence of high calibre; leadership in the field of expertise; professional associations with lead organisations and industry bodies; current and previous employments history; their contribution to a number of international journals which would be utilised by researchers , academics and organisations undertaking work in the same field of research;
What is “international recognition” ?
International recognition means the achievements made by an individual are rated at or near the top of their fields in their home country that would be considered to have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievements if:
the field is undertaken and recognised in a number of countries;
the achievement would be similarly recognised in relation to international and Australian standards for the area;
an individual holding a senior position in an organisation with an internationally renowned reputation;
an individual with an established track record of holding senior positions in organisations in a number of countries;
an individual completing major international projects that have had a wide reaching impact;
an individual whose research in their fields is internationally lauded or has global applications.
What is an asset to Australian community?
Applicants must demonstrate they would be an asset to the Australian community. An applicant would be considered an asset if their settlement in Australia will be “useful” to and benefit the Australian public, not limited to the applicant’ and or the nominator, a prospective employer or the applicant’s local community. The following are being considered as asset:
Will introduce and /or transfer skills to Australia;
Will elevate Australia’s competitiveness and reputation in sports and the arts; or
Will make a significant positive social or cultural impact on the Australian community.
What is being prominent ?
Applicants must demonstrate they are not only prominent in their identified area of expertise at the time of application, but also still be prominent in the years to come. Examples of their prominence include:
Details of recently completed projects;
Details of recent publications;
Details of current and recently held senior positions in a sizable business or organisation;
Evidence of delivering a presentation at professional forums, conferences and events;
Reference letter from a university or employer;
Evidence of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property held;
Evidence of recent national and international awards;
Evidence of membership of prominent international bodies, professional associations and current registrations/licences.
Applicant must demonstrate they have no difficulty in obtaining employment or in becoming established independently in Australia within their area of achievement. The following are being considered as their employability:
Employment contracts or offers of employment related to the area of achievement for work in Australia. This may be evidenced by current and future employment opportunities from employers, employment/recruitment agencies, universities or organisations involved with the area of achievement in Australia;
Evidence of self-employment or opportunities to establish a viable business within the area of achievement;
Evidence of sponsorships, scholarships, grants or other payments intended to support the applicant while they are engaged in activities related to the area of achievement;
Evidence of academic qualifications in their area of achievement;
Demonstrated track record of previous employment in their area of achievement.
Criteria to meet for the Global Talent visa
Applicants have an internationally-recognised record of exceptionally and outstanding achievements in one of the following areas: a profession; a sport; the arts and academia and research;
Applicants must demonstrate they are of benefit to Australian community;
They are still prominent in the areas;
They would be an asset to Australian community;
They would have no difficulty in obtaining employment or in becoming established independently;
They must be nominated an Australian citizen or permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand citizen or and Australian organisation with a national reputation in the same field of the applicant;
Applicants can be any age to apply for this visa;
Have functional English, which is equivalent to IELTS 4.5 or PTE 30;
They must meet the health and character requirements;
Applicants or their family members do not owe Australian government money;
Applicant may be in Australia or outside Australia at the time of application.
Please contact Korrylink for more detailed information and process if you are interested in this visa.
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