Main Eligibility

  • Be less than 55 years old (exception applies)
  • Has internationally recognized record of exceptional and outstanding achievements in one of these fields: a profession, a sport, the arts, and academia and research
  • Is still prominent in the field
  • Would be an asset to the Australian community
  • Would have no difficulty in obtaining employment in Australia
  • Be nominated by a person or an organization who has national reputation in this field.
  • If your field is in one of these: AgTech, FinTech, MedTech, Cyber Security, Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT, Space and Advanced Manufacturing, Energy and Mining Technology, and you are earning or is likely to earn a salary of at least AUD149,000, then you may be eligible for streamlined processing under the Global Talent Independent (GTI) program.

Main Conditions

  • For offshore applicants, first entry must be made before the date specified by the Minister

Did you know?

  • This is a permanent resident visa
  • A person nominator must an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident who is usually resident in Australia, an eligible New Zealand citizen, or an Australian organization
  • If you are applying from within Australia, then you will be applying for the onshore Distinguished Talent (Subclass 858) visa instead.

Additional Information

StayThis is a permanent visa
CostAUD4,110 for primary applicant
AUD2,055 for additional applicant over 18 years
AUD1,030 for additional applicant under 18 years
Processing Time75% of applications: Processing times are not available
90% of applications: Processing times are not available

Processing is prioritized for those applying through the GTI Program

Health Requirement

You and your family members may be required to take a health examinations to meet the health requirement to show that you are free from any disease or condition that is:

  • a significant healthcare and community service cost to the Australian community
  • likely to limit the access of Australian citizens and permanent residents to healthcare and community services that are in short supply by placing demand on those services.

Your health examination will include the standard medical examination. Additional tests (such as TB Screen test, chest x-ray, and HIV test) will be required by different age groups. In some circumstances, you may be required to take additional tests such as: hepatitis B and C test, syphilis test, HIV test, and tests that address your specific health risks.

Character Requirement

You must be of good character and pass the character test. There are a number of circumstances where you may not pass the character test. For example, if you have a substantial criminal record. A substantial criminal record means if you have been:

  • sentenced to death or imprisonment for life
  • sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 12 months or more
  • sentenced to two or more terms of imprisonment (even if served concurrently) where the total is 12 months or more
  • found by a court to not be fit to plead in relation to an offence but found to have committed the offence and detained in a facility or institution

You may be required to obtain one or more documents to prove your character, such as: a police certificate, Form 80, character statutory declaration, military certificate, or a letter of good conduct from an employer.

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