Global talent visa scheme (previously Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa) allows qualifying Foreign nationals to come to the UK for work. To be eligible for this (Tier 1) visa, you must be a professional leader in either:
With a Global talent visa, you can stay in the UK for five years and more, followed by a visa extension. Further, you can settle in the UK permanently via the ILR route.Book An Appointment
Furthermore, to meet the Global Talent visa Endorsement requirements for entry clearance or leave to remain, you need to meet the 70-points threshold.
Therefore, you can only apply and qualify for the Global Talent visa (entry clearance) once you satisfy the following requirements:
You can apply for leave to remain if:
You must have received your endorsement to prove that you are active researcher in the following industries:
Moreover, depending on your field and expertise, you can submit your endorsement application through a fast-track endorsement or a Full Peer review endorsement. Nevertheless, it’s important to carefully check the supporting documents requirements for each type of endorsement.
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You can qualify to apply if you are the talented Tech national applicant having potential leadership (exceptional promise) or recognised leadership (exceptional talent) in the following sectors:
With Tech Nation Visa, you can change employment/organisation without any Home office authorisation and even be self-employed. Moreover, you don’t need UK based Sponsor license or a job offer to start work through the Global talent visa route.
You can further check the full list of eligible digital technology roles on the UK government official website.
The applicants of the Nation Tech visa must attach the above supporting documents with an online application for the Global talent scheme.
Applying from the outside the UK
You have to visit the local embassy/ visa application centre to submit your entry clearance Global talent visa application or apply online.
It is also essential to remember that your visa application will get rejected if you apply for a visa before applying for the endorsement.
Applying within the UK
If you are applying from inside the UK, you and your dependents (partner and children). You can submit your Global Talent visa application via an online portal on the Gov.Uk website. You can also extend or switch to a Global talent visa UK if you reside in the UK.
Hence, You can switch from the following visa routes:
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