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Visas for innovation

Australia needs to attract the brightest and the best, to help grow a stronger economy.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Expression of Interest ​Submission


Candidates may seek to have their Global Talent (subclass 858) visa application made under the Global Talent program processed ahead of others if they meet the Expression of Interest (EOI) requirements.​​

You can submit an EOI using the Global Talent Expression of Interest form.

An EOI is not a pre-assessment of your eligibility against the requirements of the Global Talent (subclass 858) visa. You are encouraged to check that you meet the criteria for the Global Talent (subclass 858) visa before you submit an EOI.

The EOI form and all supporting documentation must be submitted in English.

Required documentation includes:

  • passport
  • statement of nominator​’s national reputation in your area of expertise
  • Nomination for Global Talent - Form 1000
  • evidence of:
    • employment status
    • earnings
    • qualifications
    • internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in one of the Minister's defined sectors (or in a related sector).

For Minister's defined sectors, refer to EOI requirements. 

EOIs are usually assessed in the order they are received. They will remain active until you are notified of an outcome. Do not submit multiple EOIs. 

All EOI outcomes will be notified via email. Successful candidates will receive a unique reference identifier and code they can use to make their Global Talent (subclass 858) visa application under the Global Talent program. Unsuccessful candidates may explore other visa options.

Please note Departmental officers (formerly known as Global Talent Officers) no longer provide individual support to candidates.

Apply for the visa

When you have received an email with a unique reference identifier and code through an EOI submission, you can lodge your Global Talent (subclass 858) visa application via ImmiAccount.

You can add Members of the family unit to ​your applicatio​n at any time before we make a decision. All applicants including members of the family unit must meet health and character requirements.​

For information on visa requirements​, refer to Global Talent (subclass 858) visa​. ​​

Visa applications are decided in accordance with Skilled visa processing priorities. For an indication of visa processing times, see our Global visa processing times​ guide​

Delays can be experienced if your visa applications are incomplete.​​