If you’re interested in moving to Australia to work, and you have the professional expertise that we’re looking for, now is the right time to apply, especially with travel restrictions likely to ease over the next 12 months. The Australian Government has announced a series of initiatives aimed at attracting global talent and bringing international businesses into the country to fill skills shortages in particular areas. To make it easier to get here, they’ve introduced a Global Talent visa and Temporary Activity visa. They’ve also set up a Taskforce that’s been charged with locating and prioritising high talent individuals with the expertise the country is looking for. That Taskforce has been active – in fact they’ve already brought in experts in quantum computing, medical technology, energy and mining technology, space, and even computer game creation. To be eligible to apply for the Global Talent Visa Program, you need to: Prove you are internationally recognised with evidence of outstanding and exceptional achievements, Be prominent in your field of expertise, Provide evidence that you would be an asset to Australia in your field of expertise, Be able to easily obtain employment in Australia or become established in your field, and Have a recognised organisation or individual in Australia, in your field of work, who will endorse you as global talent. There are two steps to acquiring a Global Talent visa. The first is to submit an expression of interest (EOI). Then, if you receive an invitation from Australia, you’ll need to apply for a visa. The amount of time all of this takes will depend on your area of expertise and the demand for it in Australia. For example, if you secure priority status under Ministerial direction, you could have your EOI processed within two months. Otherwise, it may take three to nine months. We Make it Happen Faster At the Ayers Group, we help international workers acquire global talent and temporary activity visas that allow them to live in Australia and work for up to four years. We can pre-approve your visa application within 24 hours, then help you collect documentation to expedite your visa approval. And, as one of a few companies to be approved by the Department of Home Affairs (Immigration) to on-hire workers, we can even directly employ you in Australia so you can work on contracts with other organisations. So, what are you waiting for… talk to an expert at the Ayers Group today.