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Let your talent shine

Nevett Ford Lawyers has successfully assisted a significant number of highly talented and exceptional individuals of international reputation to obtain Australian permanent residence through the previous Distinguished Talent Visa, now the Global Talent Visa.

The Global Talent Visa is designed to attract highly talented individuals with entrepreneurial ideas and cutting-edge skills within the targeted sectors, who are capable of making a contribution to the Australian economy by driving innovation and creating jobs for the local labour market.

To be eligible for the Global Talent Visa, applicants should be highly skilled with an internationally recognised reputation and outstanding achievements in one of the following 10 target sectors:

  • Resources
  • Agri-food and AgTech
  • Energy
  • Health industries
  • Defence, Advanced Manufacturing and Space
  • Circular Economy
  • DigiTech
  • Infrastructure and Tourism
  • Financial Services and FinTech 

Further, applicants must prove:

  • that they are still prominent in their respective field of expertise,
  • that they would be an asset in their field of expertise to Australia,
  • that they would have no difficulty obtaining employment in Australia or becoming established in their field, and
  • that they have the ability to attract a salary of no less than the Fair Work High Income Threshold of AUD153,600 per annum (noting that this figure is adjusted annually on 1 July).

Moreover, each applicant must be nominated by a recognised organisation or individual with a national reputation (who must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident) as global talent in the same field as the applicant.

Applicants need to, first, submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Department of Home Affairs with carefully prepared documentation demonstrating their internationally recognised outstanding and exceptional achievements in one of the above 10 target sectors, as well as their ability to attract the required minimum annual salary.  If the Departments considers the applicant to meet the program parameters, a unique Invitation Reference Identifier and Invitation Code will be issued which the applicant can then lodge their application for a Global Talent Visa.  All applicants, including their family members, are also required to pass health and character checks.

In addition to the Global Talent Visa, the Australian government has established a Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce (“the Taskforce”), which is a cross-agency government initiative to bring the best and brightest businesses and talent to Australia. The Taskforce offers tailored support for high-yield businesses or exceptional talent to relocate to Australia.

For high-yield businesses, the Taskforce will assess the business’ capacity to do all of the following at scale:

  • Create a large number of Australian jobs
  • Invest significantly in Australia
  • Add economic value to Australian society
  • Drive cutting-edge R&D
  • Create or contribute to clusters of expertise, especially in future-facing industries
  • Increase Australia’s economic and supply chain resilience
  • Co-invest with Australian firms.

For exceptional talent, the Taskforce will assess an individuals’ ability to:

  • Generate multiple jobs, particularly in areas that fill critical supply chain and talent gaps
  • Commercialise their ideas at scale
  • Make their mark as an innovator or serial entrepreneur
  • Have been recognised with international distinction as a leader in culture, science, the arts, or commercial enterprise
  • Have the potential to make a significant economic impact
  • Act as a connector between industries
  • Bring exceptional new skills and knowledge to Australia

What we can do for you

At Nevett Ford, we provide quality and sound migration advice, tailoring all services to the individual clients’ circumstances and needs. 

Our experienced Immigration Lawyers and Registered Migration Agents are able to advise you on the types of evidence that you can prepare to make a well documented application.  If we consider or foresee that there are any issues/weaknesses in your case, we shall inform you and discuss with you beforehand so that you can make an informed decision before proceeding. Rest assured that your information and our discussions will remain strictly confidential. 

If you consider yourself an exceptional individual with a proven track record of success and outstanding achievements which are internationally recognised in one of the 10 target sectors, please contact us for an initial consultation.


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