Category: GTI

Category: GTI

Goodbye Global Talent Visa, Hello National Innovation Visa

Goodbye Global Talent Visa, Hello National Innovation Visa: Embracing Change for a Brighter Future

In a world where innovation and talent drive economic growth, countries are constantly seeking ways to attract the brightest minds from around the globe. Australia has been no exception, with its Global Talent Visa program serving as a beacon for exceptional individuals looking to make their mark in the land down under. However, as the saying goes, change is the only constant, and the Australian government has recently announced a new direction in its approach to nurturing international talent.

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Australia’s Bold New Migration Strategy (Dec 2023): A Comprehensive Overview

Australia's Bold New Migration Strategy (Dec 2023): A Comprehensive Overview

Today (Dec 11 2023), Australia's Minister for Home Affairs, The Hon Clare O’Neil MP unveiled the much-anticipated Migration Strategy. It's a substantial document, a full 100 pages, packed with insights and significant changes to the visa system in Australia. But, don't worry, we've got a brief overview to keep you in the loop! Over the next few days, we will go deeper into each aspect of the announcement to look at how it might impact various visa options in the coming years.

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September 2023 Australian Migration Update – New Visa Planning Levels Announced

Key Takeaways

  • New 2023-24 planning levels set at 190,000 places, a reduction of 5000 from last year
  • Skilled visa numbers for Subclass 189, Subclass 190 and Subclass 491 reduced slightly, GTI numbers maintained at 5000
  • No new allocations for BIIP program. Numbers cut to 0.
  • Most family visa numbers maintained. Parent visa numbers boosted to 8500


Hey there! We wanted to share some of the latest announcements about Australia's permanent Migration Program for 2023-24. As you might've heard, there has been some major changes to the Migration Program Planning Levels for this year as compared to last. The 2023-24 migration program has been set at 190,000 places. This represents a reduction of 5000 places from last year's levels. The program is divided into the Skill stream, Family stream, and Special Eligibility stream. This post discusses the allocation of visas across these streams.

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Engineers Australia is now a nominating organisation for Global Talent Independent Visa

Finding a nominator for the Global Talent Independent (GTI) Visa is often the biggest challenge for many applicants. If you are an Engineer then you can add a new nominating peak body to your list.

Last week, Engineers Australia announced that the Department has accepted it as a nominating organisation for the GTI Program. EA is a peak body for almost all engineering related professions. Until now Australian Computer Society (ACS) was the only option for most applicants who did not personally know a reputed Australian individual or organisation. With EA in the mix, there are now more nomination options.

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July 2021 Updates to FWHIT & Visa Costs For GTI Visa

It's that time of the year when applying for Australian visas gets more expensive. Every year on 1st of July, a number of changes are announced to the planning levels of various visas. Additionally, visa application charges (VACs) charged by the Department are revised up in line with the CPI forecast. This year, as per the Migration Amendment (Visa Application Charges) Regulations 2021 – F2021L00842 the VACs of a number of visas have been increased by 1.75%, rounded to the nearest $5.00 and Business Innovation & Investment Program VACs have gone up by 11.345% + the 1.75%.

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What should you look for in a nominator for GTI Visa?

The Global Talent Independent Program is a fairly new visa program that was announced last year by the Australian Government. We have written a step-by-step guide for the GTI visa to help you learn more about the various eligibility requirements.

One of the key requirements for the GTI visa is having a nominator who is also internationally recognised in your field. This nominator must be an Australian PR, citizen or Australian organisation.

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