The Distinguished Talent (Subclass 124) visa is a permanent visa granted to people who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in a profession, sport, the arts or academia and research or provided specialised assistance to the Australian Government in matters of security.
The visa applicant must be nominated by an Australian citizen, permanent resident, eligible New Zealand citizen or an Australian organisation with a national reputation in relation to your area of talent.
You can be in or outside Australia when you lodge your application. However, you must be outside Australia when the visa is granted.
This is a permanent visa.
The “internationally recognised achievement” category – This category applies to persons with a record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in a profession, a sport, the arts, academia or research. Nomination is required for this category.
The “security assistance” category – This category applies to persons who have provided specialised security assistance to the Australian Government.
You must meet the following minimum criteria:
In order for a visa application to be valid, it must be accompanied by a completed nomination form by your nominator. Your nominator must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, eligible New Zealand citizen or an Australian organisation with a national reputation in the same field as you. Where appropriate, the nomination should come from the peak Australian body.
The nomination should be comprehensive and reflect the nominator’s personal knowledge of your exceptional and outstanding achievements in the relevant area.
Additionally, the nominator should address your standing in your field, particularly your standing internationally. The nomination should also include the resume of the nominator’s own standing in that field.
The visa application fee for the main applicant is $4,110. There is an additional charge for each family member who applies for the visa with you. For applicants, 18 years of old or older who have less than functional English will pay the second instalment of $4,890.
You can include your family members in your visa application.
We can determine your eligibility for this visa. Please email us your details at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you more detailed information on the steps, fees and process.
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