The Global Talent Visa Program  (also referred to as the Global Talent Independent Program) is a streamlined pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live within Australia.  The visa has been designed to attract the best and brightest talent to work within seven future-focussed sectors – AgTech, Space and Advanced Manufacturing, FinTech, Energy and Mining, MedTech, Cyber Security and Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT.

Global Talent Independent Visa

Subclass: 858


The Global Talent Visa Program, also known as the Global Talent Independent Program, is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia.

Basic Eligibility:

  • You must be highly skilled within one of the seven target sectors
  • You must be able to prove your outstanding achievements and prominence within the field
  • You must be able to demonstrate that you will have no difficulty obtaining employment within Australia
  • You must have a recognised organisation or individual in Australia nominate your global talent
  • You must have the ability to attract a salary over or above the Fair Work high income threshold
  • Meet health and character requirements


This process involves 2 steps:

  • Step 1 – Involves an Expression Of Interest about the Nominator (individual or business) who nominates the GTI applicant & information about the GTI applicant.
    • Both nominator and GTI applicant must show their prominence.
  • Step 2 – Once the EOI is accepted a unique identifier is provided so the GTI applicant can apply for a 858 visa.

Additional Information

For more information regarding the Australian Government’s approach to Visas for innovation, please click here.

If you believe you have the expertise and ability to help create a more prosperous Australia, please click here to take a free consultation with our team to discuss your eligibility and options.