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The UK Government awards the UK Global talent visa for exceptionally talented individuals.

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The UK Global talent visa enables you to migrate to the UK without any job offer. It is one of the most popular visas for people from around the world.

On the 20th of February, 2020, this visa replaced the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. The UK Global talent visa is also known as the Fast track visa for the immigration of individuals with excellent skills and talent.

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

There are only 6 ‘endorsing bodies’ appointed by the Home Office that can endorse Global Talent Visa applications. Here’s the list of all of those organizations along with the subjects they deal with:

  • The Royal Society (for science and medicine)
  • The Royal Academy of Engineering (for engineering)
  • The British Academy (for humanities)
  • The Arts Council England (for arts and culture)
  • Tech Nation (for digital technology)
  • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) (for research)

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:

  • The Royal Institute of Architects (for architecture)
  • The British Fashion Council (for fashion)
  • Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (for films and television)

What are the eligibility criteria to get a Global Talent Visa?

Here are the eligibility criteria to get a Global Talent Visa:

  • Suggestive to the name, you need to be highly talented or show a promising potential talent for getting a Global Talent Visa.
  • Highly talented can be defined as applicants who have shown some exceptional skills in their workspace.
  • Highly promising individuals are those who show great potential in their field of work post higher education.
  • Your expertise could be anything.

What are the ways by which you can go to the UK with a GTV?

Here are 4 pathways by which you can go to the UK with a Global Talent Visa by exceptional promise endorsements:

Senior appointments:

  • If someone has already worked in the UK in senior professions, the endorsement becomes fast track. Certain requirements are to be met.
  • The whole process is administered by the British Academy, Royal Society, and the LikeRoyal Academy of Engineering.

Fellowship:

  • Individuals can get fast track endorsements with fellowships from approved organizations.

Endorsed funders:

  • Fast track endorsements for foreign nationals who have their name or job title enlisted or mentioned explicitly in a successful grant issued by a recognized funder. 
  • There are 21 endorsed funders at the moment recognized by the UK. It keeps getting updated from time to time.
  • Under this program, the visa applicant must have an invitation or job offer from one of the recognized institutes. For this route, your applications get reviewed by United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Peer review:

  • If you haven’t received an endorsement by the process mentioned above, you should consider Peer-review.
  • To find the exceptional promise route that fits you the best, visit UK Research and Innovation. For a hassle-free immigration procedure and reap the optimum benefits for your UK GTV visa, get in touch with us.

What are the documents needed for a Global Talent Visa?

Here’s a list of  Important Documents you need for your chosen pathway:

  • To get a Global Talent Visa by the Senior Appointment program, you need a Statement of Assurance or Guarantee from the HR of your employing organization.
  • Submit a copy of a valid award letter for applying by the Individual fellowship Program.
  • For a UK research grant issued by an endorsed funder, you need to submit the award letter and the Statement of Guarantee by the employing institute.

How to apply for a Global Talent Visa?

The application form of the Global Talent Visa is here. There are 2 steps for applying for a Global Talent Visa.

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

Fees 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

What is the Global Talent Visa processing time?

The processing time for the Global Talent Visa (GTV) usually varies between 4 weeks to 8 weeks. The processing time is faster than the Exceptional Talent Visa, belonging to the Tier 1 visa.

You usually get a decision about your visa within:

  • 3 weeks if you're outside the UK
  • 8 weeks if you're inside the UK

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