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The Global Talent Independent Stream


The Distinguished Talent visa is a permanent visa for eligible applicants who have an internationally recognised level of outstanding achievement in a sport, the arts, a profession or in academia and research.

A Harpist, a mixologist & an Emmy award winner…

Over the years our Migration team have assisted, amongst others, a pianist, a harpist, a saxophonist, an advertising guru, an opera singer, an actor, a mixologist, a novelist and a basketball player all under the Distinguished Talent Visa. We have also assisted an Emmy award winner who won the award for his work on the movie, Happy Feet.

We currently have applications before the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) for a number of sports persons who have excelled at Olympic and Commonwealth games level.

With only 200 visas allocated under the Distinguished Talent program each year, the number of visas we have had approved over the years is an indication of our expertise in this area.


The most qualified & talented applicants…

The Global Talent Independent Stream (GTI) is an “invitation only” program which was launched in October 2019 and is processed under the Distinguished Talent visa program.

This program has been allocated 15,000 visas and is an initiative of the Federal Government that aims to attract highly talented and entrepreneurial people, particularly in the resources and technology sectors.

The GTI program is designed to locate and invite the most qualified and talented applicants into Australia.  There are many reasons why anyone that is eligible would consider this visa including:

GTI Program - why consider this visa?

Mapien’s success in assisting clients under the Distinguished Talent program has placed us in a strong position to now assist potential candidates for the GTI visa
Experience & Expertise...

In the last 2 weeks alone Mapien has secured invitations to apply for visas for numerous clients in the resources and manufacturing sectors under the GTI program, whose visas will now be processed under the subclass 858 – Distinguished Talent visa.


If you would like to know more about the GTI visa program, connect with us today!

Please contact our Mapien Migration team here and one of our Workplace Strategists will be in touch within 24 hours.