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.
An individual will be considered as an eligible applicant when he/she has any of the following:
There are only 6 ‘endorsed bodies’ appointed by the Home Office that hold the capacity to endorse Global Talent Visa applications.
Here goes the list of all of those organizations along with the subjects they deal with:
Applications in the field of fashion, architecture, film, and television have to undergo endorsement review done by the following bodies to evaluate if the applicants meet the endorsement criteria or not –
Now we are furnishing a hoard of questions for you so that you don’t leave any stone unturned to understand even the minute details before applying for the Global Talent Visa.
You can secure a Global Talent Visa only if you are a recognized leader or potential leader in the qualifying fields:
This new UK work visa is not meant for regular foreign workers. Global Talent Visa is curated for people who can bring significant changes in the present socio-economic condition of the UK.
Always attach your endorsement letter along with your visa application for faster processing.
Before applying for the Global Talent Visa category, the applicant must obtain an endorsement from any of the 6 ‘endorsing bodies’ assigned by the Home Office under the Immigration Rules. It’s up to ‘endorsing bodies’ to decide your claim as a recognized leader or potential leader or exceptionally talented individual in the above-mentioned target sectors.
No, it’s not mandatory to have a job while applying for a Global Talent Visa. This visa allows you to change jobs or establish yourself as an employer itself or an entrepreneur in the UK. You don’t need any authorization to switch careers or seek permission for employment with this work 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:
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.
This UK visa allows you to stay and work in the UK for up to 5 years.
Global Talent Visa holders are permitted to bring their spouse, civil partner, and unmarried partner to the UK. They can also get their children provided they are below the age of 18 at the time when they are applying for their first UK visa to enter the category.
Yes, Global Talent Visa holders are allowed to apply for Permanent Residence in the United Kingdom once they fulfil other qualifying criteria of residence.
The applicants have to reside for 3 or 5 years continuously in the UK. The length of residency depends on the endorsement type; the applicant is enjoying it.
Any leave, utilized in a combination of any of the following categories, will also be counted into the length of 3 to 5-year residence:
The application process of the Global Talent Visa involves 2 stages.
Different charges apply to these 2 different stages
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.
Yes, they can. A Global Talent Visa holder can apply for indefinite leave when he/she meets the following conditions:
The earliest you can forward an application to get a Global Talent Visa is 3 months before you travel to the UK.
We will recommend you to apply for the visa only after securing the endorsement. You can apply for both the endorsement and visa simultaneously, but your visa will be refused immediately if your endorsement is not confirmed. This means you are going to lose processing fees for both.
These are the 4 Routes Available for Researchers Applying for Global Talent Visa:
There are a total of 4 endorsed funder routes available for highly talented and eligible academics and researchers applying for a Global Talent Work Visa in the UK. As per Home Office Guidance, these routes are set out under the heading of science, social science, humanities, engineering, and medicine fields along with a whole range of research and academic disciplines.
Here are the endorsement funder options:
Senior Appointment: It is a fast-track endorsement route for Global Talent Visa applicants who have taken the job of a professor, reader, associate professor, or equivalent profiles like Senior Group Leader at a recognized educational or research institute. Such candidates also need to meet certain recruitment requirements. This route is managed by the Royal Academy of Engineering, British Academy, and Royal Society.
Individual Fellowship: This is also a fast-track endorsement scheme for people who have received individual fellowship on the list which is approved by the Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, and British Academy.
Endorsed Funders: This fast-track endorsement route is meant for those global talent migrants, particularly specialists and researchers whose name or job title has been mentioned in a successful grant application through an endorsed funder recognized by UKRI. Eligible candidates must be employed or hosted by an institution from the Annex 2 of the Global Talent Immigration Rules.Peer Review: This standard endorsement route is for individuals who don’t fall under any of the categories mentioned above but willing to apply for a Global Talent Visa. Such applicants have to apply for a full peer review done by the Royal Society, British Academy, and Royal Academy of Engineering.
Here’s the cost-breakdown for the fees that you need to pay for the Global Talent Visa:
Fee Per Individual
For Endorsement Application
For Visa Application
For Visa Application (if you are from Turkey or Macedonia)
Eligible Dependent Visa Cost
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This special work visa came into effect from 20th February 2020. The UK government officially released a statement stating the changes in its immigration rules and introduced the Global Talent Visa as an alternative to the previous Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa on 30th January 2020.
These 2 skilled worker visas are more or less the same. It is just a difference in the application route, which makes them 2 different categories.
You are eligible to apply for Global Talent Visa if you:
No, Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa is no longer functional as per the UK government announcement. The new Global Talent Visa has replaced it.
No, Secondments or any other time spent outside the United Kingdom is not going to affect your eligibility criteria for the Global Talent Visa or endorsement grant/award when other qualifying criteria are fulfilled. For endorsement route three applicants, it is necessary to have a minimum of 2 years from their hosting or employment agreement with approved UK institutes/organizations.
Exceptional Promise is a sub-route under standard endorsement full peer review (route 4). This route is meant for Global Talent Visa applicants. They have shown tremendous potential to contribute measurably as a future leader in their respective fields of academic research or industry setting.
Yes, the GTV supports the immigration of the applicants. This is because the visa type allows you to get permanent residence after staying in the country for 3 years. The permanent residence of the UK is known as “Indefinite Leave to Remain."
With the new Global Talent Visa, you can stay in the UK for a maximum period of 5 years. You can stay in the UK for a whole year up to 5 years. I.e., you can stay for 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 years.