Global Talent Visa

What is Global Talent visa?


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.


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The endorsing bodies for Global Talent visa are:


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

If your qualifying field is fashion, architecture or film and television, Arts Council England will pass on your application for review to:


  • British Fashion Council, for fashion
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), for architecture
  • Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT), for film and television


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How to apply for Global Talent visa:


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. 


Free eligibility assessment for Global Talent visa

Click on the button below, upload your CV and provide link to your Linkedin profile if you have one, and leave your contact details. Our team will assess your chances of successful application & we’ll get back to you soon.



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    Global Talent visa received for a Ph.D. applicant 27.10.2021
    Tech Nation granted endorsement to a front-end developer after initial refusal 27.10.2021
    Global talent application for Arts applicant 05.11.2021