The DOHA consistently answers the most popular questions regarding complex and new visa options. We are publishing updates from 21 January 2021 about one of the most popular migration pathway – Global Talent Independent Program.
As we know, Global Talent Visas are prioritizes and they were announced as short time processing visa. However, the processing time of EOI is experiencing significant delays.
The Department will contact you if more information is required or an assessment is made. No email will be sent confirming receipt of your EOI due to lack of time. Please do not submit additional EOIs as this will result in further delays. Check your inbox and junk mail folder regularly.
If you have submitted an EOI and would like to provide additional documents that you have not previously included, please send them to GlobalTalent@homeaffairs.gov.au and include your passport number in the email. Zip files, encrypted files or documents stored in cloud will not be accepted.
From 20 January 2021, Masters by Coursework, Masters by Research and Bachelor with Honours will no longer be eligible for Global Talent program invitations if the application is based solely on their qualifications.
Applicants affected by these changes are encouraged to consider demonstrating other Global Talent requirements as outlined on the official program page on the Department’s website.
Applicants (Masters and Bachelors) who already have a Global Talent invitation ID and an invitation code are eligible to apply and attest for a visa.
PhD graduates must provide proof that they have completed their studies in the priority sector within the last 3 years. PhD students must provide evidence that they are close to completing their doctoral degree and that they have previous records of exceptional and outstanding professional achievement.
Both PhD graduates and students must also provide proof that their qualifications meet Australian standards. They must provide evidence that they are exceptional and outstanding and that their research is of international importance. It is in the duty and interest of the applicants to provide the Department with evidence of compliance. Applicants are encouraged to consult official Australian education resources.
Submitting knowingly fraudulent, false or misleading information in support of the EOI or application for a visa will be considered a serious violation. According to the results of the investigation, a candidate involved in migration fraud could face a penalty. In addition, this will obviously have a negative impact on the migration case: the request may be rejected, and the candidate may be banned from applying for any visa for 3-10 years. Granted visa may be cancelled if the violation is later reported.
Since November 14, 2020, Talent visas for foreign and local applicants have been merged into a single visa (SC 858), which can be applied for and obtained regardless of the applicant’s location.
If you already have a draft SC 124 visa application in ImmiAccount, it will now automatically become an SC 858 visa application. You will need an invitation code in order to edit or submit it.
To apply for Talent Visa, candidate must be nominated by a person or company that meets certain requirements. A candidate cannot change their nominee after applying for a visa. Changing the nominee is allowed until processing of EOI, but this may lead to processing delays.
Global Talent Officers cannot be your nominee. Candidate is encouraged to find their own nominator through connections to Australia.
This is one more way to get a Talent Visa, without an ID and invitation code. The Distinguished Talent pathway has a very small number of annual places (200 places in 2020-21) and is subject to overwhelming demand. The program is only for the most exceptional and outstanding individuals. The current average processing time for the Distinguished Talent program is 12-16 months.
In addition to proof of compliance with the requirements for obtaining an invitation, candidates must provide the following set of documents as part of the visa application process:
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