Global Talent visa (which replaced the Exceptional Talent category) allows you to come to the UK and contribute to the economy by either starting up your own project or by working at an existing company.
Visa is granted for the period of one to five years (the applicant gets to choose) and leads to settlement in 3-5 years time, subject to the applicant meeting the qualifying criteria.
The first stage of your application is obtaining endorsement. A qualified organisation should recognise your skills and talent.
If your qualifying field is fashion, architecture or film and television, Arts Council England will pass on your application for review to:
You can apply as either a leader or as an emerging talent, depending on your contributions, records and achievements in the relevant field.
You should normally receive your endorsement decision within 8 weeks, and then you can apply for visa (the second stage of your application).
Although you can combine both stages and apply simultaneously, we normally do not recommend doing so since you won’t be able to get a refund for Home Office visa fees in case your endorsement application is unsuccessful.
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