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    ILR – UK settlement on a Global Talent Visa


    The Global Talent visa pathway leads to settlement, also known as Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), after a period of either 3 or 5 years spent within this category. The duration of the qualifying period hinges on whether the applicant received an endorsement under the “leader” or “emerging leader” criteria, particularly if the endorsement was granted by one of the Science bodies. It’s worth noting that those endorsed by Science bodies can attain ILR after just 3 years within the Global Talent visa route.

    It’s important to highlight that the regulations for dependants may diverge; eligibility for dependants to apply for ILR after 3 years alongside the main applicant is not universally applicable.

    In tandem with meeting the appropriate qualifying period, the applicant must demonstrate that, during their most recent leave period, they generated income connected to their field of expertise. Substantiating this evidence could encompass documents displaying salary, self-employment records, business earnings documentation, or, for researchers, a letter from the institution that secured the funding, and so on.

    ILR requirements

    • Fulfil KoLL (Knowledge of Language and Life) requirements.
    • Pass an approved English language test at level B1.
    • Pass a Life in the UK test.

    The time spent on a Skilled Worker visa will contribute towards your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application under the Global Talent route, potentially enabling immediate eligibility or a substantial acceleration of the ILR process (also might be applicable to other types of immigration routes).

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    How Sterling Law Can Assist

    The Immigration Team at Sterling Law boasts extensive experience in advising on both the Global Talent visa and Indefinite Leave to Remain . Should you have any inquiries stemming from this article, please don’t hesitate to contact us for expert guidance. You can send us an email or alternatively, stay updated by following us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.


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