Expression of Interest
The first step is to lodge an Expression of Interest to be considered for the program. The Department will then assess your claims, your nomination and the expression of interest.
If you are invited by the Department of Home Affairs you will be issued with a Unique Identifier (UI) to enable lodgement of your visa application.
Once you have been issued with your UI you are able to apply for your visa online. This is done via the Distinguished Talent (subclass 858) regardless if you are located in or outside of Australia.