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Residence and Citizenship by Investment

Australia is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and has an excellent reputation. It is a developed, multi-cultural country with an extremely high Human Development Index ranking and offers its people an excellent quality of life, economic freedom, and good protection of civil liberties and political rights.


Residence by Investment Overview

Australia's immigration system is objective and merit-based with predictable outcomes. Permanent residents must live in the country for at least two years in a five-year period or demonstrate significant ties in Australia to maintain their residence status.

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No financial contribution


Processing time

Nine–twelve months


Key benefit

Secure permanent residence in Australia and access global career opportunities

The Australia Global Talent Independent Program

Australia, known for its prosperity, stability, and cultural diversity, is not only a sought-after lifestyle destination but also a hub for innovation. With robust trading links and a business-friendly regulatory environment, Australia provides ample opportunities for both local and international talents to thrive and contribute to its dynamic economy.

The Global Talent Independent Program is a streamlined pathway to permanent residence for highly skilled executives, businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and professionals. It is designed to help grow Australia’s innovation and tech economies and create opportunities for Australians by transferring skills, promoting innovation, and creating jobs.

Benefits of the Global Talent Independent Program

  • Applicants are not required to make any investment in Australia
  • There is no age limit (however, applicants over 55 years must demonstrate exceptional benefit to the country)
  • The program is a direct route to a permanent residence program

Requirements for the Global Talent Independent Program

The Australian government is seeking the best and brightest global talent in the following 10 future-focused target sectors:

  • Resources
  • Agri-food and agtech
  • Energy
  • Health industries
  • Defense, advanced manufacturing, and space
  • Circular economy
  • Digitech
  • Infrastructure and tourism
  • Financial services and fintech
  • Education

Applicants for the Global Talent Independent visa must be internationally recognized, currently prominent in their field, and able to provide evidence of outstanding achievements over their career. This may include senior roles, patents, professional awards, and international publications and memberships.

They must provide evidence that they would be an asset to Australia in their area of expertise and have no difficulty obtaining employment in the country or becoming established in their field.

Applicants must be able to obtain a nomination from a recognized organization or individual in Australia, in the same field as the applicant.

Places are also available to PhD graduates and certain PhD students who are nearing completion of their thesis and can demonstrate their exceptional talent and international recognition in a target sector.

Procedures and time frame of the Global Talent Independent Program

To apply under the Global Talent Independent Program, applicants are required to lodge an expression of interest. The necessary documents for this lodgement include a detailed résumé or curriculum vitae and a brief statement describing their profession, internationally recognized achievements, relevant prominence in their field, and how they intend on being an asset to the Australian community. Australia’s standard health and character assessments apply.

The application processing time is nine–twelve months.


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