858 Visa Overview

This permanent visa will let you stay in Australia permanently if you have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in a profession, sport, the arts, or academia and research as a part of the Global Talent Visa Program. You must be in Australia when the visa is applied and granted.

Subclass: 858 Visa (onshore)
Stay Duration: Permanently
DoHA Fee: AU$4,110. There is an additional charge for each family member who applies for the visa with you.

Visa Conditions

As the visa applicant, you must,

  • be in Australia when you apply and when this visa is granted
  • have an internationally recognized record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in one of the following areas:
    • a profession
    • a sport
    • the arts
    • academia and research
  • be nominated by an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, eligible New Zealand citizen, or Australian organisation with a national reputation in relation to your area of talent

Visa Eligibility

  • You must be in Australia when you apply and when this visa is decided. If you are outside of Australia for a long period, you should consider applying for the Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 124).
  • You must be of benefit to the Australian community: Your contribution may be economic AND/OR social AND/OR cultural, AND/or to raise Australia’s academic, artistic or sports standing internationally. You must contribute to the nation as a whole.
  • 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 even if this is only part of your overall income.
  • You must be internationally recognised with a record of achievement in:
    • a profession
    • a sport
    • arts, or
    • academia and research
  • Your achievements must be exceptional and outstanding. This means you:
    • are currently 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 that is unlikely to diminish in the future
  • You must also participate in a field that:
    • is recognised and accepted in Australia
    • has international standing
  • You must have been prominent in this field in the past two years.
  • You must be nominated to apply for this visa. Your nominator must also meet DOHA criteria. Your nominator must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, eligible New Zealand citizen or an Australian organisation with a national reputation in the same field as you. Where appropriate, the nomination should come from the peak Australian body.
  • You can be any age to apply for this visa. If you are under 18 years old or you are aged 55 years or older when you apply, you must be of exceptional benefit to the Australian community.
  • You do not need to hold a specific visa to be able to apply for this visa; however; you cannot be granted this visa if you hold one of the following visas at the time you apply:
    • Business (Short Stay) visa (subclass 456)
    • Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)
    • eVisitor (subclass 651)
    • Maritime Crew Visa (subclass 988)
    • Special purpose visa
    • Superyacht Crew visa (subclass 488)
    • Temporary Work visa (subclass 400)
    • Tourist visa (subclass 676)
    • Visitor visa (subclass 600)
  • Applicants aged 18 or over must have functional English, or you will need to pay an extra charge, called the second instalment to be granted this visa.
  • You must meet all the health and character requirements.
  • You must not have any debt to pay to the Australian government.
  • If you are 18 years of age or older, you must: have read, or had explained to you, the Life in Australia booklet AND confirm you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws when you sign an Australian Values Statement.

Note: If you have had a visa cancelled or previous application refused, you may not be granted a visa.

858 Visa Benefits

  • stay in Australia permanently
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare
  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • travel to and from Australia for five years
  • if eligible, apply for an Australian citizen

General Notes

  • You can include members of the family unit when you apply. You can also add family to your application at any time before DOHA decides on your application. If you are under 18 years old, you can include a parent OR members of the family unit of that parent.
  • You might have to pay an extra fee for any applicant 18 years old or older who has less than functional English. This charge is called the second instalment. The second instalment charge is AU$4,890.

858 Visa Processing Time

The processing time for this visa can range from 5 months to 7 months. However, note that it might take longer, depending on your specific circumstances.

To minimize the likelihood of delays, ensure that you completely fill in your application form and submit all required documentation on time.

How can KBA Global assist you with this visa application?

With a team of experts led by registered migration agents, KBA Global proudly stands as one of the very few highly trusted consultancies for its efficient, reliable services, and high visa success rates.

At KBA Global, all of our clients are served by highly qualified and trained migration agents who review each case thoroughly in adherence to the requirements set by the respective authorities.

Our expert and experienced migration agents will provide personalised service for your needs and availability to ensure your visa success. We are there for you to provide an in-depth understanding of what is required to get the visa and will provide help throughout the visa process.

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