Visa applied for: Distinguished Visa (subclass 858) through the Global Talent Independent Program
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.