Purpose of Global Talent Visa Australia Subclass 858 Global Talent Visa
The purpose of Global Talent Visa Australia subclass 858 is to grant a permanent visa to individuals who have internationally recognised exceptional records and achievements in the field of:
- Agri-food and Ag-Tech
- Health industries
- Defence, advanced manufacturing, and space
- Circular economy
- Infrastructure and tourism
- Financial services and FinTech
Base Application Charge of Visa AUD 4180.
Additional Applicant Charge of Visa for 18 years or over AUD 2095
Additional Applicant charge of Visa Under 18 years AUD 1045
Second Instalment of 858 visa needs to be paid before the grant of the visa.
Applicants of visa who are 18 years of age and do not have functional English. AUD 4890. For other applicants NIL.
Location at the time of the application of 858 Visa
Applicant may be inside or outside Australia but not in immigration clearance.
Visa Status at the time of the application of 858 Visa
A person lodging an application for an 858 Global Talent Visa should hold one of the following visas at the time of the application:
(i) a substantive visa; or
(ii) a Subclass 010 Bridging A visa; or
(iii) a Subclass 020 Bridging B visa; or
(iv) a Subclass 030 Bridging C visa.
Further Criteria to be satisfied at the time of application of Global Talent Visa Australia
- If the applicant seeks to meet the requirements that they are likely to make a significant contribution to the Australian economy if granted a Subclass 858 (Global Talent) visa, the applicant must have been endorsed by the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Global Business and Talent Attraction as being likely to make a significant contribution to the Australian economy if granted a Subclass 858 (Global Talent) visa.
- If the applicant claiming to satisfy the criterion that they have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement and are still prominent in the fields below and would be an asset to the Australian community and can obtain employment or establish themselves independently in Australia in the fields above, they need to submit an approved form 1000 at the time of the application.
What is Form 1000?
A form 1000 needs to be completed by an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, Eligible New Zealand citizen or an Australian Organisation attesting the 858 visa applicant’s record of achievements in the below fields. These people attesting the 1000 form should have national reputation in the above fields.
If the Global Talent Visa Australia 858 applicant is less than 18 years old or already 55 years of age, they should be of exceptional benefit to the Australian community.
- A profession (refers to ‘a vocation requiring knowledge of some department of learning or science’).
- A sport (refers to ‘an activity involving physical exertion and skill, in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment’).
- The arts (refers to ‘the theoretical or physical expression of creativity found in human cultures and societies. Major constituents of the arts include visual arts, literature, and performance arts’).
- Academia and research (refer to ‘scholarly and systematic inquiry into a subject to discover facts or principles’).
- If the 858 visa applicant is claiming to satisfy the criterion that they have provided special assistance to the Australian government in the matters of Security, the minister should be of the opinion that the applicant has provided special assistance to the Australian government in the matters of Security as per advice of the Minister responsible for an intelligence or security agency within the meaning of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 or Director-General of Security. To make a 858 visa valid application, the applicant must provide advice or a letter of support from the relevant Minister or Director-General of Security that they have provided specialised assistance to the Australian Government in matters of security. Section 4 of the ASIO Act defines ‘intelligence or security agency’ as meaning any of the following:
- the Australian Secret Intelligence Service.
- the Australian Signals Directorate.
- the Office of National Intelligence.
- that part of the Defence Department known as the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation.
- that part of the Defence Department known as the Defence Intelligence Organisation
- At the time of the 858 visa application, if the applicant is a holder of a Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)) visa or a Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)) visa; or the last substantive visa they held was a subclass 491 or 494, the applicant must have held the visa for 3 years at the time of the application.
Endorsement by the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Global Business and Talent Attraction (the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy) is intended for use in extremely limited circumstances including in situations where standard nomination requirements may be a barrier to exceptionally high calibre people who do not have established networks in Australia and would find it difficult to secure a nomination.
Applicants endorsed by the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy will be issued with a Unique Identifier (BCC file number) and Invitation Code.
Further Criteria to be satisfied at the time of the grant of the Subclass 858 Global Talent Visa
- Applicants of 858 Global Talent Visa must take the medical assessments and satisfy the health criteria.
- If the visa applicant intends to live permanently or temporarily for more than 12 months, they must not pose undue difficulties or costs to the Australian community and satisfy the minister that they can obtain support from family in Australia.
- Applicant of Global talent visa must have a valid passport.
- 858 Visa applicants should not have provided bogus documents in the current application and in the last 3 years before the application, the applicant’s visa should not have been cancelled due to bogus documents, or misleading or false information.
- Unless the 858 visa applicant has provided special assistance to Australia on matters of security as discussed above, in the last 10 years, the applicant should not have their visa refused for failing to satisfy the minister of their identity.
- The applicant of visa should not have been deported due to character concerns.
- Applicant needs to satisfy special return criteria 5010.
- Under 5010, if an 858 visa applicant currently, or previously, held a specified type of student visa, they cannot be granted a visa unless they have been outside Australia for at least 2 years since they ceased their study. Exceptions to Special return criterion:
- the course was for a period of 12 months or less; or
- if the course was of more than 12 months, the Foreign Minister or foreign government that supported the grant of the student visa also supports the grant of the current visa being applied for.
Special return criterion 5010 includes the following visa holders:
- current or former holder of a Foreign Affairs student visa.
- the current holder of a student visa which was granted with financial support from a foreign Government; and
- a previous holder of a student visa which was granted with financial support from a foreign Government, who has never held a Foreign Affairs student visa and who does not currently hold a substantive visa.
Location at the time of grant of Visa 858
Applicant of 858 visa must be outside Australia at the time of the grant of their subclass 115 visa.
Visa period of 858 Visa
The 858 visa applicant is granted a permanent visa for 5 years from the date of grant.
Visa Conditions for Subclass 858 Global talent Visa
The primary applicant 858 visa holder must enter Australia before the date specified by the minister.
Condition 8515: For secondary applicants of 858 visa, condition 8504 may be imposed stating that holder must not marry pr enter a de facto relationship before entering Australia.
For More Information Visit: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/global-talent-visa-858