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Global Talent Visa (subclass 858)

Global Talent Visa (subclass 858)


EMK Global

Benefits of the visa 858

  • Grant permanent residency, allowing you to live, work, and study in the country without time limitations
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Access to a wide range of social benefits, including healthcare through Medicare and certain social security advantages
  • Bring your family member to Australia with you
  • Apply for Australian citizenship if eligible


  • Your talent and achievements must be attested to by a nominator who has a national reputation in the same area as you, and is one of the following:
    - An Australian citizen
    - An Australian permanent resident
    - Eligible New Zealand citizen
    - An Australian organisation
  • You must have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in one of the following:
    - A profession
    - A sport
    - The arts
    - Academia and research
    This means that you:
    - Have superior abilities to others in your area
    - Are acclaimed as exceptional in any country where your area is practised
    - Have a record of sustained achievement unlikely to diminish in the near future
  • You are prominent in your area of expertise
  • You would be an asset to the Australian community.
  • You must demonstrate that you would be able to find work, or become independently established, in your area of expertise in Australia without difficulty
  • You must have at least functional English (IELTS 4.5 or PTE 30)

Visa Fee Charge

  • From AUD 4,710.00
  • There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa.

Processing Time

  • Global Talent Pathway: 90% of the visas are processed in 9 Months
  • Distinguished Talent Pathway: 90% of the visas are processed in 33 Months

Your Obligations

  • No condition

How to Apply for an Australian visa?

  • Step 1: Submit your expression of interest (EOI) – apply for Global Talent pathway
  • Step 2: Receive an invitation to apply for visa– apply for Global Talent pathway, no need for Distinguished Talent pathway
  • Step 3: Gather your documents (identity, Record of achievement documents, nominator documents, etc)
  • Step 4: Complete the Visa Application Form via the online IMMI Account
  • Step 5: Pay the Visa Application Fee
  • Step 6: Complete the biometrics collection and health examination

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t find an answer to your question below, feel free to get in touch with one of our agents, they will be more than happy to share their wisdom.

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The two types of patents granted in Australia are the standard patent and the innovation patent. Find out about the differences in the type of inventions they cover and the length of protection they offer.

Are incentives available for start-ups?

You can find out more about tax incentives available for early stage investors here: Tax incentives for early stage investors | Australian Taxation Office (ato.gov.au).

I have submitted an EOI and it’s been 3, almost 4, months now, and I haven’t received anything from the Global Talent Team. Should I submit a new EOI?

You should not submit a new Expression of Interest (EOI) via the Global Contact Form if you have already submitted an EOI that has been unfinalised. The Global Talent team is experiencing significant delays due to the increasing number of EOIs submitted and the ‘popularity’ of the visa program. You should wait until you receive a response from the Global Talent team. They will send you an email to notify you of the outcome of your EOI.

If I am not eligible under the Global Talent stream (GTIP), should I/can I still apply under the normal Distinguished Talent visa?

Yes. If you fall short of the Global Talent requirements but you may still be eligible under the normal Distinguished Talent visa criteria

What if I Cannot Find an Australian Nominator?

It is a legislative requirement for the subclass 858 Distinguished Talent Visa to identify an appropriate Australian nominator. If you cannot do so, you will not meet the criteria

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