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subclass 858

The Global Talent Visa Stream (Subclass 858) is a permanent visa. This visa allows applicants with internationally recognised achievements in eligible fields to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis. Due to the strict requirements of this visa, nomination is required from an eligible Australian citizen, resident, or organisation.


eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for the Global Talent Visa Stream (Subclass 858) visa, you must:

  • be nominated by an Australian citizen or permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand citizen, or an Australian organisation with a reputation in your field
  • be internationally recognised with a clear record of your achievements in a profession, a sport, the arts, or academia and research
  • provide proof that you will be able to find work in your field in Australia
  • meet minimum English language and health requirements
  • have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government 
  • have not previously had a cancelled or refused Australian visa.

Application Process

In order to apply for the Global Talent Visa Stream (Subclass 858) visa, you will need to provide documentation relating to:

  • your age and identity 
  • education and professional
  • international recognition of achievements
  • English proficiency and health requirements
  • evidence of visa eligibility.

You may be required to provide additional documents for assessment by the Department of Home Affairs.


visa benefits


you can stay in Australia permanently.


you can live, work, and study in Australia.


you can enrol in Australia’s public health care system.


you can travel to and from Australia.


you can sponsor relatives to come to Australia.


If eligible, you may apply for Australian citizenship.

Frequently asked questions

Can Solve Migration help with Subclass 858 applications?

Yes! The professional and experienced legal team at Solve Migration can help you throughout all stages of the Subclass 858 visa process, from application to approval.

Can I submit an application for Subclass 858 myself?

Yes, you can submit your own application for the Subclass 858 visa. However, you will need a strong understanding of migration law in Australia, as a single mistake could cost you thousands. If you plan to self-submit your Subclass 858 application, we recommend getting a professional document check ahead of time. If you’d like an expert to submit your application instead, our team is happy to help.

What is the cost to apply for this visa?

For this visa, the standard cost for a primary applicant is $4,305 AUD. You may also be required to pay other costs associated with health checks, police clearances, biometrics, and other selection criteria.

You’ll only be charged if the Department of Home Affairs grants the visa. Please reach out to us if you need help estimating the complete visa cost for you and your family.

Please note that you will need to enter Australia before the last date specified on your Visa Grant Letter.

How long will processing take?

The typical processing times for the Subclass 189 visa are currently:

  • 25% of applications: 21 days
  • 50% of applications: 35 days
  • 75% of applications: 71 days
  • 90% of applications: 4 months

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