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Details on UK Global Talent Visa Fees

The United Kingdom government is expanding Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa and renaming it to a fast track process as the UK Global Talent Visa.

This is purely to attract skilled workers of science, research, and innovation area with skills and experience in digital technology, culture, and art.

The cost of a global talent visa is similar to the tier 1 visa. If you are not aware of it, follow this space to get a detailed insight into it.

What are the fees involved for Global Talent Visa?

The fees for a Global talent visa should be paid during 2 stages. Those are:

Stage 1: Endorsement

Stage 2: Visa Application

What is the cost for stage 1 and 2 in Global talent Visa?

Stage 1: Endorsement

The endorsement fee for all primary applicants is £456 (43,000 approx) for getting the endorsement for the first time and also the same for switching visa type.

Stage 2: Visa Application

The visa fees depend upon the number of applicants and dependents:

Applicant Type Stage 1 Fee Stage 2 Fee
Primary Applicant £456 £152
Dependent Applicant - £608

What is Healthcare Surcharge?

  • Immigration health surcharge (IHS) is a part of the immigration application wherein the applicant has to pay during the visa process.
  • The IHS would be for the applicant and their dependents, and it would be from £2000-3000 (190,000-280000 INR).
  • "The UK prime minister, Mr. Boris Johnson, wants to attract researchers workers with skills with innovation to become advance in the research sector."

Where does the global talent visa endorse?

The endorsed bodies that do the review of the application for global talent visa are:

  • Tech Nation
  • The Royal Academy of Engineering
  • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • The Arts Council England
  • The Royal Society
  • The British Academy

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Frequently Asked Questions:

The immigration rules released the statement of changes on January 30, 2020 about the Global Talent Visa. This work visa will be starting for researchers from February 20, 2020.

The global Talent visa will replace it, and tier 1 exceptional visa will be terminated as announced by the government.

Yes, Global Talent Visa is similar to the style points-based immigration system of Australia. The immigration solicitors will give the details on the minimum level of point requirements for this visa.

The Global Talent Visa holder can later apply to settle in the UK and get Indefinite Leave to Remain and for which they need:

  • Fulfill residence requirement
  • Fulfill eligibility criteria of ILR general

The government is sure of introducing the point system, which is followed in Australia for the immigration of individuals as a permanent residency in the UK.

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.

There are no minimum salary requirements to get the UK Global Talent Visa. Salary is not one of the requirements of the eligibility criteria for migration with GTV. Researchers of any income threshold can apply for the GTV.

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."

No, the Global Talent Visa is meant only for highly talented applicants. The government of the UK has introduced this visa for the migration of exceptionally talented people like researchers and innovation-oriented individuals.

Yes, migrants can apply for Global Talent Visa even without a job offer in the labour market of the UK. A job offer is not one of the eligibility criteria to get a residence permit through GTV.

Yes, the government of the UK started this visa category to fast track the migration of individuals who are exceptional at their occupations.

The endorsing bodies to different professions are:

  • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) - science and research
  • The Royal Academy of Engineering-Engineering
  • The British Academy- Humanities and Social science
  • The Royal Society- Natural and Medical sciences
  • Arts Council England- Arts, Culture, Fashion, Architecture, Film, and Television

No, the 4 months rule does not apply to the new GTV applications. The previous Tier-1 UK visa used to have an additional 4 months period on the 5 years maximum validity. This used to increase the cost of applicants.

You need to go to the UK with GTV purely based on your skills. The visa applicants cannot get work permits by improper means at any cost.

Yes, you can change employers after going to the UK on GTV

Currently, there are 21 endorsed funders. Their number may be updated again