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Visa of the Stars! The Global Talent Independent (GTI) program is a streamlined visa pathway aimed at attracting the world’s best and brightest migrants and high-income earners at the top of their field to work and live in Australia permanently.

As reported by  AVNEET ARORA “nearly 4,000 applicants jumped administrative queues of the standard visa program to secure permanent residency through this high-priority pathway in the last financial year, despite the onset of the coronavirus pandemic that brought migration to a near halt and forced Australia’s international borders shut. Aimed to headhunt highly skilled technologists, the Global Talent Independent (GTI) scheme was launched in November last year to combat competition from other popular global destinations for skilled migrants – namely the US, UK and Canada.


Super Stars: Distinguished Talent Visa



How does the program work? The pathway is aimed at attracting highly skilled migrants working in one of the seven designated ‘future-focused’ sectors: ag-tech, med-tech, space, fin-tech, energy and mining technology, cybersecurity, and data science. To be eligible, the applicants must demonstrate the potential to earn a salary at or above the income threshold of $153,600 each year and have their application supported by a nominator of national reputation in the same field.


So if you or anyone you know is thinking of applying for a GTI visa or has a GTI application pending or refused talk to us.

Book an initial 30 minute consultation for a flat fixed fee for the initial 30 minutes to discuss your issue with a Master Migration Lawyer and to see if you qualify for a “ABG Coronavirus Grant” and thereby be eligible for significant savings. Book a consultation

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