Global Talent Visa

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Global Talent Visa: stages

The UK's Global Talent Visa is an immigration route for promising and talented applicants in specific industries wishing to live and work in the UK, which has replaced Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa since February 2020.

There are two main stages of the Global Visas application process.

Endorsing stage:

In most cases, applicants must get official backing from approved endorsing bodies:

Each endorsing body has a unique acceptance criterion regarding individual applications.

Actual stage:

After a successful endorsement, applicants have three months to make visa applications if they are:

Benefits of a Global Talent Visa

Settlement rights:

Global Talent visa requirements

Entry requirements

Eligibility requirements

The eligibility requirements for this type of visa vary depending on areas of expertise and the applicant's cases

Arts and culture


Fashion design industry

Film and television

Digital technology

Science, engineering, humanities, and medicine

Points requirement

All applicants must score a total of 70 points for any of the below cases to be granted permission or extension in the Global Talent route

Application without endorsement:

Application relying on an endorsement:

Application for an extension:

English Language Requirement

Maintenance Funds Requirement

Documents: Global Talent Visa

Documents applicants need to supply:

Arts and Culture

Digital technology

Researchers and academic leaders

Research Grant


Other documents


Applicants can stay in the UK with their dependant partner and children if they can supply evidence of their relationship:

Dependants: documents

The checklist typically contains the following:


Application Fee

for the applicant and each dependant, including partner or children


Healthcare Surcharge

per year


Application: waiting Time

A typical waiting time from the date of application for the Global Talent Visa:

Three weeks

Priority Service with additional cost for faster decision is available

5 working days

Indefinite leave to remain

Requirements for ILR

Each application for ILR as a Global Talent must satisfy all the appropriate conditions:

The earliest applicant can apply is 28 days before meeting the requirements for the time you must have lived in the UK.

Fees and time for ILR

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