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Global Talent Visa Fee and Costs Involved [Updated 2021]

Cost & Fee for the Global Talent Visa Fee is  similar to the UK Tier 1 visa. Know more about the required documents, fee and cost in detail.

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The Global Talent Visa is a particular category of immigration route which is designed by the UK government for promising and talented individuals in some specific sectors. This visa came into existence on 20th February 2020.

What is the Global Talent Visa?

The Global Talent Visa is an immigration visa for the UK. It is for talented and high-skilled individuals in the sectors:

  • Academics
  • Arts & Culture
  • Technology

This visa replaced the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa on 20 February 2020.

What are the Eligibility Criteria for the Global Talent Visa?

An individual will be considered as an eligible applicant when he/she has any of the following:

  • An individual fellowship
  • A job offer as a researcher or senior academic (for example professor or reader at a university)
  • A research grant approved by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

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What Documents are Required by the Global Talent Visa?

After securing an endorsement from an authorized endorsing body, the UK Global Talent Visa route directs applicants to proceed for Stage 2. This is where you have to submit several documents to satisfy the Home Office:

  • Passport, in original, with a minimum validity of six months as on the date of submission of the visa application. 
  • One recent passport-size color photograph showing the full face.
  • Proof of residence: Either a copy of National ID Card or Utility Bill such as electricity, telephone, or water bill
  • Proof of profession: Certificate from the employer. In the case of students, a copy of Identity card from the educational institution is to be attached.
  • Proof of funds: Endorsement of foreign currency equivalent to US $150/- per applicant or copy of international credit card or updated bank statement showing sufficient balance to finance travel to India.
  • Tuberculosis Test Result: Clear tuberculosis (TB) test result letter, if the applicant is from one of the countries on the Home Office's TB testing list

If any of your documents are not written in English, it is mandatory to provide a certified translation. Translation of the same along with your application.

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How to Apply for the Global Talent Visa Fees?

The application process of the Global Talent Visa involves 2 stages.  

Different charges apply to these 2 different stages

  • Stage 1: Endorsement: The endorsement fee for each primary Global Talent Visa applicant is £456. This fee is applicable for the first-time endorsement application.
  • Stage 2: Visa Application: The Global Talent Visa application costs £152. If the applicant is a passport holder of Turkey or North Macedonia, then visa application fees will be £97.

The Global Talent Visa route also allows you to take your spouse, partner, and ‘dependants’ to the UK along with you. When you include any such eligible person on your application form, then you have to pay extra fees of £608 per dependant.

 Let’s take a look at the following chart for a simplified version of charges related to visa application fee:

Apart from Endorsement and Visa Application Fees, an applicant has to pay for Immigration Health Surcharge (HIS) while applying for a Global Talent Visa in the UK. 

Immigration Health Surcharge doesn’t come with a fixed charge. It depends on various factors. It hovers between £2000 - £3000 per person.

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What are the Fees Involved for a Global Talent Visa?

Here’s the cost-breakdown for the fees that you need to pay for the Global Talent Visa:

Applicant Type

Fee Per Individual

For Endorsement Application

£456

For Visa Application

£152

For Visa Application (if you are from Turkey or Macedonia)

£97

Eligible Dependent Visa Cost

£608

Healthcare Surcharge

Approx. £400/year

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