As mentioned last month, our office has already successfully obtained many Global Talent Independent (GTI) visas for the best and the brightest talent in various tech related sectors. The GTI is focussed on individuals with an internally recognised reputation and the potential to earn above $149,000 p.a. Importantly, the Department’s policy has recently been updated, to clarify the pathway for those who have completed a Masters/Honours (with an 80% average) or a PhD in a relevant field within the past three years.
Achievements by recent graduates will be considered internationally recognised if their research is of international interest, including to governments and industry, or they have presented their research at international forums. The benefit of this program compared to other permanent residence pathways, is that it is not points tested. Indications are that there are 1,000 spots allocated to recent graduates (out of the 5,000 spots this financial year).
The GTI program is seen by government as a huge success and it is likely to continue beyond 1 July 2020, meaning this pathway will become an ongoing option for employers and their talented staff earning a high-income salary.
We have already helped many applicants to obtain permanent residence through the GTI so have employees or colleagues or friends contact us for a consultation.
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