What are the Global Talent Visa requirements?
The UK Global Talent Visa is designed to attract individuals who are leaders or potential leaders in specific fields, which means that there are several eligibility requirements. Specific guidelines and criteria that must be met are set by each endorsing body within these fields.
Endorsements must come from a recognised UK body such as Arts Council England, The British Academy, The Royal Academy of Engineering, The Royal Society, Tech Nation, or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Applicants need to provide proof of recognition for work outside their immediate occupation that has contributed to the advancement of their field. This could include evidence of awards, media coverage, speaking engagements, and published work. As well as demonstrating their leadership status, applicants must have enough money to support themselves without recourse to public funds. This means having a certain amount of personal savings.
A criminal record certificate may be required from any country where the applicant has lived for more than 12 months in the last ten years; and tuberculosis test results, if the applicant is from a country where they are required to take this test.
Unlike other visas, the Global Talent Visa does not have an English language requirement.
It’s important to note that the Global Talent Visa is not a points-based category, but eligibility is subject to the discretion of the endorsing bodies, which have their own criteria for endorsement.