Global Talent Visa Subclass 858 by Sidra Shahab

Global Talent Visa Subclass 858

Global talent visa subclass 858 is a permanent resident (PR) visa to attract highly skilled and talented individuals who have an internationally recognized record of exceptional achievement in future-focused sectors announced by the Government of Australia.

Target Sectors for global talent visa

You must be exceptional in any of them i.e.

  • Resources
  • Agri-food and AgTech
  • Energy
  • Health Industries
  • Defense, Advanced Manufacturing and Space
  • Circular Economy
  • DigiTech
  • Infrastructure and Tourism
  • Financial Services and FinTech
  • Education


Benefits of GTI Subclass 858 visa

  • As a Global talent visa holder:
    • (if eligible) will become a permanent resident of Australia and move to wherever in Australia you want to.
    • Can work and study in Australia
    • Enroll in Australian medical care and get the benefits of public health care scheme Medicare
    • Are eligible to sponsor your loved ones to move to Australia
  • You can include your family members when you apply for the visa.
  • You will receive priority processing if you apply for the GTI visa.
  • There is also no age limit for applicants.
  • It is NOT a point-tested visa.
  • Your children will receive free State schooling.
  • This visa stream is given priority processing which means they are given the highest priority of all Australian migration programs. This visa is usually granted within 1 to 2 months of lodgment.


Eligibility Requirements for Subclass 858 - Migration Agent Melbourne Australia

Eligibility Criteria for the global talent visa program

You must be beneficial for the Australian community and your contributions may be in:

  • Economic
  • Social
  • Cultural

to raise Australia’s academic, artistic, or sports standing internationally

Income Requirements for Global Talent Visa Subclass 858

Applicants ought to have exceptional abilities to attract a salary at or above the Fair Work high-income threshold of AUD 153,600. In assessing this, the Australian government will consider candidates:

  •       the current salary showed through payslips or a contract, or
  •       future job offers to outline remuneration, or
  •       recent Ph.D. graduates in the target sectors



You must be remarkable in the above-mentioned target sectors

You must be exceptional, outstanding, and internationally recognized with a record of achievements in

  • a profession
  • a sport
  • the arts
  • academia and research

Your achievements must:

  • be prominent in your field,
  • have best abilities among others in your profession
  • have to be superior and acclaimed as best in any country where your field is practiced
  • have a record of sustained achievement unlikely to diminish in the future

You must prove that you will have no difficulty obtaining employment in Australia

You must be part of the field that is recognized and accepted in Australia

You must have an exceptional track record of professional achievements which may include senior roles, patents, professional awards, and international publications and memberships.

Ph.D. graduates and certain Ph.D. students may still be eligible to apply for the GTI Program if they can demonstrate exceptional talent and international recognition in a target sector. In addition, Ph.D. students who are nearing completion of their degree must be able to demonstrate they had a record of achievement before commencing their Ph.D. studies. (directly copied from source)


Nomination  Requirements

You must have a recognized organization or individual in Australia (who must be a permanent resident, or an Australian citizen, or an eligible New Zealand citizen) who can nominate you for a GTI visa. For visa nomination, the nominator must have a national reputation in the field same as you, and they are not required to provide you with employment in Australia.

Age Requirements

You can be of any age to apply for this visa but if you are under 18 years or 55 years or older then you must be exceptionally beneficial for the Australian community.

English Language Criteria

You must have functional English, and be required to meet Australian health and character requirements.


Application Process for Global Talent Visa Subclass 858 - Migration agency

Application Process for Global talent visa Subclass 858

Before you apply, you must go through health examinations.

Step 1: Expression of Interest

You are first required to submit EOI using the Global Talent Contact form on the department of home affairs website.

If you meet the government-defined criteria, then you will be given a unique invitation number and invitation reference identifier. If your EOI is unsuccessful then you can explore other visa options by the Australian government.

Documents Requirements:

  • You must provide accurate information and you are required to provide identity documents which include
    • a passport which is showing your photo, personal details, passport expiry date, and issue date.
    • a national identity card


If you have been married, widowed, divorced, or separated you must provide proof.

  • You must prove your achievements in your eligible field by providing:
    • relevant qualification and awards from internationally recognized institutes or organization
    • supporting statements from the government, professional, scientific, cultural, sporting, or other relevant bodies
    •  a piece of evidence that shows you are extraordinary and have an outstanding record of achievements positioning you among the best in your field.
  • Provided documents that support your record of achievements, should also include:
    • a reference from a person or organization to assess your claims
    • proof of international and national awards
    • your achievements displayed in media such as magazines, newspapers, or TV programs.
  • You must provide nominator documents that contain a form 1000 nomination for global talent with relevant supporting documents and a statement by your nominator that supports your claim
  • You must prove you will establish yourself and get work in Australia in your field. For that, you are required to provide
    • a written document statement detailing your knowledge of opportunities in Australia
    •  information provided by your nominator
    • letters from organizations or other relevant bodies in Australia that show future employment or possible business opportunities
    • qualifications or experience you have gained during the previous residence in Australia
    • your employment or business background
  • You will be asked to provide a character document that includes a police certificate from your country or provide Australian police certification if you have spent 12 months or more in Australia in the last 10 years since you turned 16.
  • You are required to provide proof of at least a functional English document. If you are 18 years and above and you don’t have proof of at least functional English, then you must buy the second installment of the visa application charge.
  • You must provide partner documents which include:
    • identity documents and photos
    • character documents
    • marriage certificate, if applicable
    • documents about other relationships, if applicable


For de facto relationships

  • evidence that your relationship is registered by an Australian State or Territory 
  • enough documents to prove you have been in a de facto relationship for at least 12 months before you apply


For both de facto and married you should provide evidence of:

  • joint bank account statements
  • billing accounts in joint names
  • joint leases or mortgages
  • documents that show your partner has lived at the same address as you.
    • If your dependents are under 18 years old or younger, you should include copies of birth certificates or the family book showing the names of both parents of any dependent children or copies of adoption papers if necessary


If dependents are over 18 years then they must be

  • over 18 years of age but not yet turned 23, and dependent on you or your partner, or
  • over 23 years of age, and unable to earn a living to support themselves because of physical or cognitive limitations and dependent on you or your partner


Must provide 

  • identity documents
  • documents about their other relationships, if applicable
  • character documents


If the child is above 23 years old and he is dependent, then you must provide proof of dependency by providing

  • proof of your relationship with the dependent such as a birth certificate or adoption papers
  • if the child is aged 23 or is likely to turn 23 while your application is being processed, you must also include a report from a qualified medical practitioner. This must state they are dependent on you or your partner because of the total or partial loss of their bodily or mental functions
  • a complete form 47a


You also have to provide proof that the dependent has been financially dependent on you for more than 12 months before you apply for application


Step 3: Apply for Visa

After receiving a unique invitation number and invitation reference identifier on a successful EOI you can lodge a visa via an Immi account.

If you are onshore or offshore at the time of application, then lodge a Global Talent subclass 858 visa. Then submit the application and wait for results and also take a note of the transaction number of application charges submitted to the Australian government.


Step 4: after visa application

After your visa application, you are required to stay lawful while your application is in process. You may be granted a bridging visa when you applied for a global talent visa.

You can add family members after you apply for a visa but it should be before your visa application results. If anything is changed do tell the Australian government and your migration agent which includes:

  • changes to your phone number, email, address, or passport
  • changes to your marital or de facto status
  • the birth of a child
  • you want to withdraw your application