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Global Talent Visa News – Australian Migration Review

The Australian Government announced that it will close the Global Talent Visa in late 2024 and replace it with the new National Innovation Visa. Follow this link for more details about the National Innovation Visa.

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Since the Federal Labor government came into power in May 2022, there had been a number of concerns raised in relation to the future of the Global Talent Visa (subclass 858). However, based on the recently released Review of the Migration System and the speech of the Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Claire O’ Neil MP, it seems that the Global Talent Visa still has a place in Australia’s migration system and the this visa still has a bright future.

The concerns about the future of the Global Talent Visa came about when the Australian government significantly decreased the allocations for this visa from 15,000 places to just 5,000 places. The visa also got de-prioritised and the Global Talent Attraction Officers’ roles had been changed which resulted to the significant slowing down of the processing of the Global Talent visa Expressions of Interest (EOIs) and of the visa applications. Before this visa got de-prioritised, some EOIs was being processed in about 2 days to about 1 month and the visa granted within a month (or less) depending on the health and character checks.  It now takes 4-6 months for prioritized EOIs to get a response and about 7 months for Global Talent Visa applications to be decided.

Some even feared that the Global Talent visa will be abolished because of the perceived government attitude towards the Global Talent Visa and their preference for employer sponsored visas, independent skilled and regional visas.

However, based on the report and the Minister’s speech, the Global Talent Visa will still be a good option for those high-performing, specialized highly skilled, highly paid professionals who have the skills, talents and innovative spirit that Australia wants and needs to create jobs, help the economy, raise Australia’s technical and academic standards, and its competitiveness in the global market and contribute to Australia’s growth.



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If you are interested in the Global Talent Visa or needs help with this visa, Work Visa Lawyers can assist you.

Work Visa Lawyers is highly experienced in all parts of the Global Talent visa application process. We are able to assist with all aspects of the application, and can also provide advice in relation to:

  • your eligibility for a Global Talent Visa
  • documents to demonstrate your skills and ability to attract the FWHIT salary

Work Visa Lawyers will provide an eligibility assessment before advising you to proceed with a visa application.

Our team of experienced Immigration Lawyers and Migration Agents look forward to assisting you with your Global Talent EOI, visa application or appeal.

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This article is not intended to be or taken as migration legal advice. The author of this article disclaims any liability for any action or omission on the information provided or not provided in this article. You should always consult an immigration lawyer or a registered migration agent (like Work Visa Lawyers) to form an informed opinion on your immigration matter.

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Sunday, 16 June 2024

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