Global Talent Visa

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The Global Talent visa is an opportunity for leave to enter or remain in the UK on the basis of exceptional talent or exceptional promise in he fields of science, engineering, humanities, social science, medicine, digital technology or arts and culture.

This route replaced the Exceptional Talent visa route in 2020, and lifted the cap on the number of eligible visas under this route. Applying for the Global Talent visa can be difficult without legal support. Our solicitors at Latitude Law are on hand to guide you through the process of a successful Global Talent visa application.

To speak to one of our solicitors about the Global Talent visa, call us today on 0300 131 6767 or complete our enquiry form and we will get straight back to you.

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Who is eligible to apply for a Global Talent Visa?

Anyone who is regarded as an exceptional talent in the fields of science, humanities, engineering, medicine, digital technology or the arts can apply for a Global Talent Visa.

You need to demonstrate that you are either:

  • A recognised leader (global talent) or,
  • An emerging leader (global promise)

This can be in one of the following fields:

  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Digital and Tech
  • Engineering
  • Fashion
  • Film and TV
  • Humanities
  • Medicine
  • Science

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What documentation do I need to supply?

The Global Talent visa can be thought of as a two-stage process.

The first of these two stages is to receive endorsement by a specified endorsing body within the relevant field. These include the Arts Council England, The British Academy, The Royal Academy of Engineering, The Royal Society, Tech Nation, and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Each endorsing body has its own criteria for granting endorsement based on whether the applicant is able to show that can be considered as exceptional talent or exceptional promise.

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.

The second stage of the process is, after receiving endorsement, to make an application to UK Visas and Immigration for a Global talent visa. Applicants must have enough money to support themselves without recourse to public funds. They may also require:

  • 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
  • tuberculosis test results, if the applicant is from a country where they are required to take this test

If successful, a person can be granted leave for a maximum period of up to 5 years

How can we help?

Applying for a visa to live and work in the UK can be a long, complicated process. Our team of solicitors has vast experience in immigration law and can offer help and support at every stage of the process. Whether you need assistance compiling documents for your application or require legal help with the judicial review, administrative review or appeals system, Latitude Law will ensure you get the best possible chance of successfully securing a UK visa. Contact us today to make sure you get expert legal guidance.

To find out how to get a Global Talent Visa (UK), call our team today. We will discuss the steps you will need to take and whether you are eligible, and we will guide you through the process of applying from start to finish.

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Why choose Latitude Law?

As a boutique law firm specialising in UK-inbound immigration, our experts understand the complexity and uncertainty that constantly shifting visa and residence policies create for individuals demonstrating global talent. Our lawyers can provide up-to-the-minute legal advice on how any changes will impact your application.

Thanks to our extensive knowledge of immigration rules, we are able to provide pragmatic advice and meet our clients’ needs. We have connections with the Home Office and other immigration authorities so we can advise you with confidence, and ensure the entire immigration procedure runs smoothly and efficiently for you.

Working with a law firm can be a big decision, which is why we ensure that our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We are a highly driven team that is dedicated to providing clear and reliable immigration advice.

We are pleased to be recognised as a leading law firm by the following independent bodies: The Times Best Law Firms 2024, Chambers & Partners 2024, Legal 500 2024 and Who'sWhoLegal 2024. These endorsements from the international legal directories demonstrate our integrity and success in dealing with difficult cases. We are also proud of our 5-star Google reviews from over 150 highly satisfied clients.

Call us today on 0300 131 6767 or fill out our enquiry form and we will get straight back to you. Let our legal experts take the uncertainty out of your Global Talent visa application so you can start your successful immigration journey today.

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Contact us

As the requirements for a Global Talent visa are complex, to ensure success, you should seek specialist advice from an immigration solicitor before you proceed with an application. Latitude Law’s specialist lawyers can advise you about your individual requirements and ensure that your application has the very best chance of being granted.

Get in touch with our legal team today on 0300 131 6767 or fill out our enquiry form and we will get straight back to you. Face your future knowing you have the dedicated support of one of our expert lawyers.

Global Talent Visa FAQs

How long is the Global Talent Visa valid?

The Global Talent can be granted for period of up to 5 years., depending on ho long is applied for.

Can I extend my Global Talent visa?

Yes, you are able to extend your leave under this route. You can extend under this for an period you apply for, at a maximum of 5 years. There is no limit to to the total period of permission held under this route.  

What should I do if my application is refused?

If the application or endorsement is refused, you may have an option to request a review of this decision from the endorsing body. This is also the case for a refusal of tage-2 by the Home Office. Such reviews may take some time to be decided, so it is worth contacting an immigration expert to discuss your options. 

Can the Global Talent visa route lead to settlement?

The Global Talent visa is a route to settlement. A person is able to apply for settlement afer holding leave under the Global Talent visa for 3 or 5 years. This depends on the endorsing body, and whether endorsed on the basis of exceptional promise or exceptional talent.

Can I bring family members on the Global Talent visa?

The Global Talent visa permits an applicant to bring their dependant partner and children as part of this visa. A partner or any children would be granted leave as a dependant, and their leave would be granted leave in-line with the main applicant.

Can I switch to another visa category?

It is possible to switch to another visa category from the Global Talent route. This is already a route to settlement, and so moving to a new visa would start your route to settlement over. You may wish to discuss your intentions with an immigration expert, to understand your options.

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