Distinguished Talent Visa (subclass 124)

Distinguished Talent Visa (subclass 124)

This is a permanent visa for people with a history of excellence in an eligible field.

124  Distinguished Talent Visa Details:

Stay period  Permanent
What you can do with this visa 
  • work and study
  • stay in Australia permanently;
  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence in Australia;
  • if eligible, become an Australian citizen.
Requirements Must:

  • have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement (and still be prominent) in a profession, a sport, the arts or academia and research;
  • be nominated by an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, eligible New Zealand citizen, or Australian organisation with a national reputation in relation to your area of talent;
  • be outside Australia when this visa is granted.

Main Applicant:

  • From $3,810 AUD.

Sub Applicant:

  • over 18 years of age: AU $1,910;
  • under 18 years of age: AU $955.
Conditions  No entry before (person).
Processing times  Unavailable due to low volume of applications.

(Note: above fees are subject to the final fee charged by the Australian Immigration Department)