For some clients, meeting the visa requirements of the General Skilled Migration, Employer Nomination Scheme and Regional Skilled Migration Scheme is not possible despite their having a world class reputation in a profession, a sport, the arts or academia and research.
There is a special eligibility visa called the Distinguished Talent visa which can be a pathway to permanent residency for internationally recognised individuals.
A Distinguished Talent Visa is available to individuals with an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in a profession, sport, the arts, or academia and research who is still prominent in the area, would be an asset to the Australian community and would have no difficulty in obtaining employment or becoming established in Australia in the area.
Mackey Lawyers has just assisted Reuben Koskei Seroney to obtain permanent residency on the basis of his international athletics career in middle and long-distance running and coaching. Read the full story on Reuben's Distinguished Talent Visa application