Country of Passport: Sri Lanka
Type of Visa: 858 Global Talent Visa
Sector: Circular Economy
EOI Lodged: 30 January 2023
Invitation received: 11 Aug 2023
Visa Application lodged: 20 Sep 2023
Visa granted: 19 Feb 2024
"I am incredibly grateful to the team at Work Visa Lawyers for their exceptional dedication and support throughout the process of lodging and successfully obtaining my Australian Global Talent Visa. From the very beginning, Rosa and Chris were not just advisors but true partners on this journey. Their expertise in navigating the complex visa application process was evident in every interaction. They were always available to answer questions, provide guidance, and offer reassurance when needed.
Rosa's attention to detail ensured that every aspect of my application was meticulously prepared, leaving no stone unturned. Her knowledge of the requirements and procedures made a significant difference in the quality of my submission. Chris, on the other hand, provided strategic advice that was invaluable. His understanding of the nuances of the Global Talent Visa pathway helped to position my application most favorably.
The professionalism, empathy, and personal commitment shown by Rosa, Chris, and the entire Work Visa Lawyers team exceeded my expectations. They made what could have been a stressful and overwhelming process, a smooth and successful experience. I am deeply appreciative of their hard work and support, and I wholeheartedly recommend Work Visa Lawyers to anyone seeking to navigate the Australian visa process. Their expertise and dedication are truly unparalleled. Thanks!"
“Work Visa Lawyers supported my global Talent visa application and they were very professional responsive and helpful throughout the whole process. Their input was valuable during the EOI phase, and then also during the Visa Application phase, and even though the response from the authorities was a little bit delayed they were always communicative and responsive During my inquiries. I highly recommend them to any prospective Australia Visa applicant.”
"I cannot express my gratitude enough to Rosalina and the Work Visa Lawyer for their exceptional service and unwavering commitment to helping me obtain a Global Talent Visa for Australia. From start to finish, their knowledge, expertise, and support were unparalleled.
Rosalina was an absolute gem throughout the entire process. They provided me with invaluable guidance on the application process, thoroughly reviewed my documents, and provided critical feedback that was crucial to my success. Their attention to detail and personalized approach made all the difference.
The Work Visa Lawyer was equally impressive, providing me with a comprehensive support system that made the application process smooth and stress-free. Their staff was highly responsive, knowledgeable, and dedicated to my success. The level of service provided by the Work Visa Layer was exceptional, and I cannot thank them enough.
Thanks to the expertise and dedication of Rosalina and the Work Visa Lawyer, I was able to obtain my Global Talent Visa for Australia much faster than I ever anticipated. I am now pursuing my dream career in a new country, and it is all thanks to their exceptional service.
If you are seeking professional assistance in obtaining a Global Talent Visa for Australia, I cannot recommend Rosalina and the Work Visa Lawyer enough. They are the best in the business and will go above and beyond to help you achieve your goals."
Global Talent Visa processing timeline:
- EOI lodged 28/10/2021
- Invitation received 1/12/2021
- HK PCC received 25/2/2022
- Visa granted 28/02/2022
Dear Wendy and Chris,
I’ve never thought about I could immigrate to Australia one day. Today - 28th Feb 2022 , you both helped me make it happen!
When I looked back to the whole process, it only took me around four months to obtain the GTI PR visa for my whole family. First round of interview with Chris in Oct. 2021 - his professional advice and experience really inspires me to give a try for GTI application. It’s really hard to get started especially find a best nominee and all the supporting from customers/ previous colleague in proving myself have such expertise to fulfil the requirement and more and more steps …... I just couldn’t imagine how I could go through all those steps without having Wendy’s systemic support and prompt advice.
This is not a dream, this is “achievable” under Work Visa Lawyers' support. I really encourage all of you who see this comments can give yourself a try, believing in work visa lawyers, you will never regret in working with them !! Thank you again Chris and Wendy :-) See you in Australia !
I recently was granted the 858 Global Talent Independent Visa and Work Visa Lawyers, which were crucial to guide me throughout this intricate application. A big shout out to Chris Jonhston and especially for Wenting Guan. She was always attentive to all details, helping me outstanding my qualifications, which is fundamental for a GTI application. Excellent customer service from the first contact to the end. I would not hesitate in counting with Work Visa Lawyer to apply for any Visa.
– André A.
Visa type: Subclass 858 Global Talent Visa
EOI lodgement: 2 March 2021
EOI Invitation: 10 March 2021
Date of visa application: 6 April 2021
Date of visa grant: 3 June 2021
Occupation/Distinguished talent: DigiTech
Passport: Hong Kong
This is Casper from Hong Kong. I am writing to thank Work Visa Lawyers for assisting me throughout the GTI Visa application, and I have now become an Australian PR through the GTI DigiTech stream.
Migration application is not an easy process; it comes with lots of document preparation. In addition, you would need an expert to validate the quality of your supporting documentation to make a strong case and reach out to your application case officer if necessary.
When I first met with Chris on Zoom, he was frank with me about the GTI is a highly competitive process. His "data point first, no rush for application" tactic genuinely convinced me that Work Visa Lawyers is my right partner for this Visa application.
I want to pay my tribute to Wendy Guan for her professional guidance throughout my visa application. Her input makes my Visa application become a strong case and help to secure my GTI visa.
Visa type: Subclass 124 Distinguished Talent
EOI lodgement:17 August 2020
EOI Invitation: 21 August 2020
Date of visa application: 17 September 2020
Date of visa grant: 16 November 2020
Occupation/Distinguished talent: FinTech
Passport: Hong Kong
Thank you Work Visa Lawyers team for assisting us with our GTI visa application. Our GTI visa was granted in less than four months. From Day One we scheduled our online consultation session with Chris and Wendy, we knew we had found the right migration agency to work with. Chris' extensive knowledge and experience in GTI visa application was the initial reason we chose WorkVisaLawyers. Thereafter we found the entire team was very friendly, responsive and professional.
A heartfelt thank you to Wendy! She is not just knowledgeable but always available to answer our questions. She is exceptionally organized, always kept us well informed on progress, and gave us clear instructions and advice on what to prepare and how to prepare. Frankly speaking, preparing and submitting GTI visa materials is not easy at all, but Wendy always kept things in simplest manner for us. Thank you Wendy, you are such a wonderful "partner" to work with!
Thank you once again - Chris, Wendy and the WorkVisaLawyer team!
- Jason and Family, Happy Client from Hong Kong
Date of EOI: 19 May 2020
Date of visa application: 29 June 2020
Date of visa grant: 13 August 2020
Target Sector: ICT
I arrived in Australia 12 months ago on a Temporary Skills Shortage visa (subclass 482). Within a few months I had an email from the [Department of Home Affairs] to tell me that it may be possible to apply for a Distinguished Talent visa.
The first thing I did was pick up the phone and make an appointment with Work Visa Lawyers. The reason I had done that is that I had spoken to these guys before I even moved to Australia and I knew that the best way to get an honest, informed conversation was to have that discussion with the team.
If you want to put a visa application in or anything around immigration in Australia, you will get an honest but informed piece of advice from Chris. The money that it costs to have that first conversation is worth its weight in gold.
Almost 6 to 7 weeks from the date of application until the date that I got my visa.
If you’re looking for the right advice, the right people and the support to get the right information in to maximise your opportunity to get your visa, I recommend that you call Work Visa Lawyers and get your application in.
Visa type: Subclass 124 Distinguished Talent
Date of visa application: 12 November 2015
Date of visa grant: 28 July 2016
Occupation/Distinguished talent: Specialist Consultant Scientist – Petroleum industry
Passport: United Kingdom
Last year I paid a visit to my Australian relatives and used the opportunity to investigate the possibilities for migration. I undertook a dual approach, firstly to visit petroleum companies for whom my specialist skills and services would benefit in order to see if I could obtain support for my application from any of them and secondly to research appropriate legal firms who could assist in advice on a suitable route.
Owing to the current severe downturn in the petroleum sector I had, not unexpectedly, mixed results in obtaining industry support, although I did get good advice and found a consultancy whom were able and willing to fulfil that requirement.
Of the legal firms researched, the only consultancy that seemed to offer potential in my case was Work Visa Lawyers of Torrensville, Adelaide. I thus ended up contracting one of their chief partners Chris Johnston. On our first meeting Chris immediately advised that I aim at applying for a Distinguished Talent Visa, as this most suited my profile.
As an applicant with special requirements I can thoroughly recommend Chris for the following reasons.
- Clear advice given at all times
- Selection of the most suitable visa type for my application
- Prompt and informative response to all my enquires
- Detailed guidance with the extensive documentation required
- Timely follow-up with the application progress after submittal to the authorities and additional advice on the additional requirements requested thereof
Given the perceived headwinds associated with such an application, his advice and judgement proved to be impeccable and I am delighted to report that my application for Distinguished Talent Subclass 124 visa has been a success.
(A Successful Distinguished Talent Visa Applicant)