December 2, 2021

Global Talent Independent Visa Program

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Australia Needs Talent

The Popularity of the Australian GTI Visa

The Global Talent Independent visa program (GTI) is off to a roaring success. ZDNet reports that “The Department of Home Affairs has revealed that individuals from the tech sector made up the biggest cohort of those who were granted visas through the Global Talent Independent (GTI) visa program from July 1 to December 31 last year.

“During that six-month period, there were 11,013 visas granted to those who worked in the quantum information, advanced digital data, data science, and IT fields.

“Those in the medtech industry made up the next largest cohort, followed by energy and mining technology, agtech, space and advanced manufacturing, fintech, and cybersecurity.”

Read more from ZDNet about GTI visa approvals.

The Global Talent Independent Program Visa

The Department of Home Affairs notes that “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.

“Australia is after the brightest and best global talent to work in ten future-focused sectors. The program is designed to help grow our innovation and tech economies. This will create opportunities for Australians by transferring skills, promoting innovation, and creating jobs.”

During the current Covid19 travel and entry restrictions, successful applicants in some industry categories of this permanent visa program are fast-tracked for entry into Australia.

Read more about the GTI program to learn if it is appropriate for you.

Read this Department of Home Affairs’ page that explains how to apply for the GTI visa.

Hong Kong Residents Are Especially Encouraged to Apply for the GTI Program

Smart Company reports that “The federal government is prioritising Hong Kong applicants for the Global Talent Scheme visa, in a bid to attract the troubled state’s ‘super talent’ and boost the Aussie economy.”

Read more about Hongkongers and the GTI visa.

Additionally, the Department of Home Affairs has announced that “visa applications [for the GTI visa] by Hong Kong passport holders are being prioritised. Prospective applicants can contact the ​” at Source: The Australian Department of Home Affairs.

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