If you're an experienced tech professional, scientist or performer 
send your CV to us to see if you are eligible to apply for a Global Talent visa.

Are you eligible for a Global Talent visa?

On 20 February 2020, the Home Office introduced the Global Talent visa in place of the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa. The visa is for highly experienced and internationally recognised artists and professionals in a wide range of sectors and disciplines. Unlike other UK visas, the visa does not require a UK job offer or the endorsement of a business idea. 

What are the key attractions of the Global Talent visa?

  • A quick route to indefinite leave to remain (3 years as opposed to the 5 years required under almost all other visa routes)
  • No English language requirement
  • No restriction on employment – can be employed or self-employed



What determines whether a Global Talent visa is awarded?

The visa application depends on endorsement from one of the following endorsing bodies:

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

Where to apply?

On 8 April 2020, in response to issues arising from Covid-19 travel restrictions, the Home Office introduced a temporary concession which allows Global Talent applications to be submitted in any visa application centre where entry clearance applications are accepted.  This means that Global Talent applications do not currently have to be made from an applicant’s home country. 

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Our immigration experts have detailed knowledge and experience of the sectors on which the Global Talent scheme is focused, if you'd like more information or have any questions please contact a member of the team.