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‘Outstanding’ in academia and research? Here’s your chance to move to Australia via the Global Talent Visa

Global Talent Visa
The Global Talent Visa is a permanent visa for people who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in an eligible field. Source: Tracey Shelton/AFP

Are you an individual with an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in academia and research who would like to move to Australia? You might be able to do so via the Global Talent Visa.

Australia’s Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce notes on its website that eligible individuals can get priority processing for a Global Talent Visa, which comes with permanent residency. Upon arriving in Australia, the Taskforce also offers fast-tracked visas for your immediate family. 

Here’s what we know about the visa.

The Global Talent Visa allows you to work and study in Australia

 The Global Talent Visa will allow you to: 

  • stay in Australia permanently
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare
  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • travel to and from Australia for five years
  • if eligible, apply for Australian citizenship

You must either be in or outside Australia but not in immigration clearance when applying. When Australia grant you this visa, you must have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in one of the following areas:

  • a profession
  • a sport
  • the arts
  • academia and research

You must also have a nominator with a national reputation in your area of talent who is:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • an eligible New Zealand citizen, or
  • an Australian organisation

Among the talents Australia is looking for include the following industries: advanced manufacturing, agrifood, circular economy, clean energy and renewables, critical minerals, defence, digitech, education and research, financial services and fintech, health and life sciences, infrastructure, space and tourism.