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How Long Does A Global Talent Visa Take? Processing times for the Australian Global Talent visa

How Long Does A Global Talent Visa Take? Processing times for the Australian Global Talent visa

This article is updated regularly. Last updated: Friday, 5th January 2024


At Work Visa Lawyers, we understand that the Government’s processing times are important to your expectations and how you plan your life. Unfortunately, as with all visa processes, these are difficult to predict and are never guaranteed. We write about our experiences across many Global Talent visa applications, to help you to gain an understanding of the processing times which might lie ahead if you choose to pursue a Global Talent visa.

The Global Talent visa is this year's most popular visa. For the right candidate, it is an extremely fast and easy way to gain permanent residency in Australia, even in a pandemic!

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What is the Application Process for the Global Talent visa?

  1. EOI

    Step 1 is to submit an Expression Of Interest (EOI). This involves answering some simple questions about your identity, employment, income, and your area of talent.

  2. Application

    If your EOI is well received, the Department of Home Affairs will invite you to submit a visa application. This is a more detailed submission in which you will need to provide evidence about your character, travel history, and family.


How long will the EOI stage take?

Each application is different, but the average processing time for the Expression of Interest (EOI) is 6 to 10 months. Stronger applications can be processed more quickly.


How long will the visa application take?

Generally, the visa application process takes around 6 to 11 months to be processed.

Having all documents organized and undergoing medical examinations before lodging contribute to the success of the application and may lead to a faster processing time.

If you need assistance to apply for your Global Talent Visa, please contact us


Can I Get a Global Talent Visa Faster?

The Global Talent is already one of the fastest visa options available but for some appllicants it can go even faster! The Federal Government has directed the Department of Home Affairs to give processing priority to applicants who are either:

  • "highly desirable by the Government"; or
  • coming to Australia from Hong Kong.

"Highly desirable" in this context means:

  1. earning above, or able to earn above the Fair Work High Income Threshold (AUD $167,500 per annum); and
  2. specialising in one of the target sectors.

The current target sectors are:

  • Resources
  • Agri-food and AgTech
  • Energy
  • Health industries
  • Defence, advanced manufacturing and space
  • Circular economy
  • Digitech
  • Infrastructure and tourism
  • Financial services and FinTech
  • Education



The Global Talent visa grants immediate Australian permanent residency and permits you to fly in to the country, even with the borders closed. It is a very fast visa when compared to almost every other option in Australia.  If you are a top candidate, you may have your Global Talent visa within a month. 



Luke Edwards, Immigration Lawyer, Work Visa Lawyers


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This information is correct at the time of publication but is subject to change without notice.  All information provided on this page is provided for purely educational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  For advice on your situation, please speak with an Immigration Lawyer or a Registered Migration Agent.


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