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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
    • income
    • qualifications
    • internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in the sector.

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.

EOIs remain active until you are notified of an outcome. Do not submit multiple EOIs.

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.

Refer to this information for details about visa requirements​, including health and character requirements. You can add members of the family​ unit to your application at any time before we make a decision. Family members who apply for the visa must also meet health and character requirements.

Processing time

Visa applications will be decided in accordance with Skilled visa processing priorities. We are prioritising visa applications from holders of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China passport or the British Nationa​l (Overseas) passport. You can also review our Global visa processing times​

Note: Delays can be experienced if your EOI submission or visa applications are incomplete.​​