Global Talent Visa Australia Subclass 858

This visa is for people who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement.

Global Talent Subclass 858 Visa

Global Talent Visa 858

This visa has replaced the distinguished talent visa 858, and is for people who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement.

Visa Holders Work Rights in Australia

The visa holders have full work rights to work in the regional area of nominating state / territory of Australia.

Including Family Members to Visa Subclass 858

If you have spouse/partner and kids, they can also be included in your application.

EOI Global Talent

An applicant will need to lodge an expression of interest, and be invited, before an application for Global Talent Subclass 858 visa can be made.

Global Talent Visa for Masters and Honours Students

Global Talent visa program now prevents Masters and Honours students to lodge and EOI and receive an invitation to apply for the visa.

Subclass 858 Visa Fees

Department of Home Affairs Base Application Charge: A$4,180; Additional applicant charge for any other applicant who is at least 18: A$2,095; Additional applicant charge for any other applicant who is less than 18: A$1,045.

858 Visa Processing Time

Global Talent Stream: 75% of applications in 61 days, 90% of applications in 3 Months; Distinguished Talent Pathway: 75% of applications in 20 Months, 90% of applications in 23 Months.

Global Talent Pathway Priority Sectors

858 Global Talent Visa Pathway Priority Sectors

The Subclass 858 Visa Global Talent pathway priority sectors are, Resources, Agri-food and AgTech, Energy, Health industries, Defence, Advanced Manufacturing and Space, Circular economy, Digitech, Infrastructure and tourism, Financial services and FinTech and Education.

Distinguished Talent Pathway

The Distinguished Talent pathway is for extremely talented applicants who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievements working in other sectors for either a profession, sport, the arts, or academia and research.

For Talent Visa 858 you must be internationally recognised with a record of achievement in:
- a profession
- a sport
- the arts
- academia and research

Your achievements must be exceptional and outstanding. This means you:
- are prominent in your field
- have superior abilities to others in your field
- are acclaimed as exceptional in any country where your field is practised
- have a record of sustained achievement unlikely to diminish in the near future

You must also participate in a field that:
- is recognised and accepted in Australia
- has international standing

You must be currently prominent in this field.                

Global Talent Subclass 858 Visa Eligibility

Be of benefit to the Australian Community

For 858, Your contribution may be: economic, social, cultural, or to raise Australia's academic, artistic or sports standing international. You must contribute to the nation as a whole.

Has an Internationally Recognised Record of Exceptional and Outstanding Achievement

1. You must be internationally recognised with a record of achievement in: a profession, a sport, the arts or academia and research.
2. Your achievements must be exceptional and outstanding. This means you: are prominent in your field have superior abilities to others in your field, are acclaimed as exceptional in any country where your field is practiced or have a record of sustained achievement unlikely to diminish in the future.
3. You must also participate in a field that: is recognised and accepted in Australia and has international standing.
4. You must have been prominent in this field in the past 2 years.

Applicant has Provided Specialised Assistance to the Australian Government in Matters of Security

The Minister responsible for an intelligence or security agency within the meaning of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979; or the Director-General of Security; that the applicant has provided specialised assistance to the Australian Government in matters of security.

Endorsed by the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Global Business and Talent Attraction

Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Global Business and Talent Attraction means the SES employee, or acting SES employee, who occupies, or is acting in, the position of Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Global Business and Talent Attraction.

Have the Ability to Establish Yourself in Australia

You must be able to find work in your field in Australia, or become independently established in your field in Australia.You can't include income from work outside your field.

High Standard and an Exceptional track record of professional achievement

Candidates must show a high standard of professional achievement and an exceptional track record in their profession. This may include Senior roles, patents, professional awards, international publications and/or memberships of professioanl bodies.

Distinguised Talent Subclass 858 Document Checklist

For all Applicants to be included in the application

1. Identity documents such as passport, birth certificate, proof of name change such as marriage or divorce certificate.
2. If you are or have been married, widowed, divorced or permanently separated, provide proof such as marriage certificates, divorce documents, death certificates, separation documents or statutory declarations.
3. Provide an overseas police certificate from every country, including your home country, where you spent a total of 12 months or more in the last 10 years since you turned 16, any military service records or discharge papers if you served in the armed forces of any country.
4. Passport size photographs.

For Primary Applicant

5. All academic certificates and transcripts.
6. English test results such as IELTS or PTE Academic or TOEFL or OET.
7. Any professional registration or license certificate.
8. Employment reference letters and evidence of payslips, bank statements, tax records and superannuation record.
9. Your curriculum vitae or resume that includes your full employment and educational history, including dates and positions held within last ten years.
10. Provide relevant qualifications and awards, particularly from internationally recognised organisations supporting statements from government, professional, scientific, cultural, sporting or other relevant bodies, and documentary evidence that demonstrates an exceptional and outstanding record of achievement positioning you among the best in your field.
11. The evidence supplied to support your record of achievement must also show recent prominence in the field before applying. It should include a reference from a person or organisation qualified to assess your claims, evidence of recent national and international awards and/or profiles of your achievements in any media, such as magazines, newspapers or TV programs.

All documents are to be color pdf files. Where documents are not in english, an authorised translated version needs to be provided.