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Distinguished Talent Visa (Subclass) 858

Subclass 858 is also referred to as a Distinguished Talent Visa in Australia. This visa category is structured for exceptionally talented individuals who have a record in an internationally recognised field, and their outstanding achievements are in the field of-

  • Sports
  • Arts
  • Academia
  • Profession or
  • Research

Subclass 858 is a permanent visa. Normally a permanent resident in the country enjoys similar privileges as a citizen. An applicant applying under this stream will need to be active and functional in the field of his expertise and will need sponsorship. With this visa, the applicant and dependent family members can live in Australia as permanent residents. You must be in Australia when a visa under this subclass is granted. If an applicant is outside Australia, they may apply under Subclass 124 Distinguished Talent Visa.

Why to Apply for a Distinguished Talent Visa 858

Subclass 858 visas (Distinguished talent) is a permanent permit to the country. This visa allows its holder to-

  • Stay and study in the nation indefinitely.
  • To enrol in the health care scheme of the Government.
  • Work in the country, in their respective field of interest.
  • To sponsor other family associates (if eligible) to come to the country.
  • Include members of the family unit in the application form
  • To travel to and fro from the country for five years.
  • To apply for citizenship (if eligible)

Contact our professional 858 visa consultants for complete details on privileges, visa conditions, eligibility, processing rules for different streams of visa.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for a Subclass 858 Visa

The eligibility criteria for a subclass 858 visa are as follows: For a successful visa decision, all the requirements of the required visa category must be met.

  • The candidate must be in Australia while applying for this visa.
  • The candidate must possess a distinguished talent, which has generated an internationally recognised record for their excellence in the eligible field of –
    • Profession
    • Sports
    • Academia
    • Research or
    • Arts
  • The candidate must bring benefit to the Australian community in one of the following fields-
    • Economical
    • Social
    • Artistic
    • Cultural
  • The candidate must be prominent and independently established in their respective area of expertise.
  • The candidate must demonstrate his ability to generate employment for himself in Australia.
  • The candidate must prove to be an asset to the Australian community.
  • The candidate must be nominated to apply for this visa. The nominator must be –
    • An Australian citizen,
    • Permanent resident,
    • New Zealand citizen (eligible)
    • Australian organisation (with a national reputation)b
  • The applicant (aged 18 or over) must have functional English, or an extra charge may be required in the second instalment. ​​​
  • The applicant must sign a values statement to confirm they will obey the Australian laws and living rules.
  • The candidate must meet all the health and character requirements as per the visa conditions.
  • The candidate and their family associates (named in the visa application form)must have paid back any sum due to the Australian Government or have made adequate arrangements for the payment of the same.
  • The applicant must not have a history of cancelled visas as it might lead to rejection of the visa application form.
  • The Department should be convinced that the visa grant is in the applicant’s (If under 18) best interest to grant access under the subclass 858 category.

The details shared are exclusive but not exhaustive; one must go through and comply with all the detailed requirements before making an application. Immigration laws in Australia can get quite complex; the assistance of an experienced consultant or agent is paramount to a successful outcome. Please book an appointment with our 858 visa immigration agents to ensure your favourable visa decision. Our immigration agents are trained to counsel the applicants based on their eligibility with due regard to the visa conditions and requirements.

Subclass 858 visa costs AUD4,110 for the main applicant. There is an additional charge for each family member who applies for the visa with the main applicant.

Furthermore, the candidates must either be in or outside Australia but not in immigration clearance when they apply and when their visa is decided. To know more about 858 visa conditions and eligibility, contact us.

The Department should be convinced that the visa grant is in the applicant’s best interest to grant access under the subclass 858 category.

How to Apply for a Subclass 858 Visa

Before applying for the subclass 858 visa application, the candidate must ensure that they hold a valid passport. If not, it is advisable to secure a new passport before initiating the visa application processing

The next step lies in the gathering of the relevant evidence as per the visa conditions. Candidates need to provide documents to support the claims as per their application form. The evidence should be able to substantiate the achievements of the applicants in an eligible field.

The duly filled and complete subclass 858 visa application form should be filed with the Department along with the requisite fees. Communicate with our 858 visa consultant for accurate filing of all the application information as per the Department’s conditions. Our specialised (858) visa consultants provide all the support to start a hassle-free and effortless visa journey.

After filing the subclass 858 visa applications, the Department intimate the candidate that their application assessment is in place. When the visa decision is made, the Department communicates-

  • The visa grant number
  • the date the visa starts
  • visa conditions,

If the Department refuses a visa, they will communicate-

  • the reason why they refused the visa
  • whether the applicant has a right to a review of the decision

Please schedule an appointment with our 858 visa immigration agents to help you in filing the application form.

Processing Time for Subclass 858 Visa

The usual processing time for the 858 visa application form differs depending upon the individual’s profile and application status. The application processing is subjected to capping and queuing.

Get professional help from our 858 visa immigration agent at E-Help for easy visa processing. The processing time for visa 858 is based on –

  • How quickly the candidate respond to any requests for additional information
  • Whether the applicant has lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents
  • How long it takes the Department to perform required checks on the supporting information provided
  • How long it takes the Department to receive additional information from external agencies, particularly in relation to health, character, and national security requirements
  • How many places are available in the migration program

Contact Us

We, at E-Help, don’t sell. We counsel. Our (858) visa consultant communicate with you, screen your profile to understand your preferences, requirements and then identify the segment that can offer you the highest possibility of successful migration along with the best prospects. Our consultants are frequently updated with the latest changes in immigration laws, conditions, and policies.

Our 858 visa immigration agent will be more than happy to assist you in your range of visa based questions. We understand the value of living with your family.

Our visa consultants would love to be a part of your journey of converting the Australian dream to reality! To book an appointment with our visa immigration agents, contact us or dial us at +61 7 3172 4965.

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