You can apply for a Global Talent visa if you work in a qualifying field and have been endorsed:

  • as a recognised leader (exceptional talent)
  • as an emerging leader (exceptional promise)
  • under the UK Research and Innovation endorsed funder option

Applying

Applicants will need to apply in 2 stages:

1. for endorsement, at a cost of £456 taking 8 weeks for a decision

2. for visa application, at a cost of ~£152/£79 (£608 for dependants) taking 3 weeks for a decision

= You can apply for both at the same time.

= Criteria for faster processing available.

 

Endorsement valid for 3 months and must apply within 3 months of travel date.

 

Digital Technology Specialist also need to apply for Tech Nation Visa Endorsement – this may also get faster visa decision

 

IHS: £400/year

Biometric Enrolment: £19.20

 

Doc Submission at UKVCAS appointment/online service

 

Endorsement Review available for refusals

 

Length of Visa

Duration 1-5 year, with unlimited extensions

 

Settlement eligibility after 3 years

 

Eligibility

Non EEA/Switzerland migrants are required to be endorsed:

  • as a recognised leader (exceptional talent)
  • as an emerging leader (exceptional promise)
  • under the UK Research and Innovation endorsed funder option

 

Eligible to Switch in country from Tier 1, 2 and 5 (GAE) possible as well as Start-Up Visa and Innovator Visa

 

Documentation

  • Current passport
  • TB Test Results (if applicable)
  • Endorsement (valid Tier 1 ET endorsement can also be used)