The Global Talent Visa
The Global Talent route has been designed to attract talented and promising professionals in the fields of science, digital technology and arts and culture who want to come to the UK to work.
To apply for the Global Talent visa, individuals will first need to secure endorsement from a Home Office appointedendorsing body relevant to their profession.
The endorsing bodies have been charged with assessing applications from individuals within their respective professional fields, and developing and applying sector-specific criteria and evidential requirements for applications
THE KEY REQUIREMENTYou need to complete 2 stages to get this visa. You need to:
- Apply to the Home Office for endorsement as a leader or an emerging leader in your particularfield
- Apply for the visa Most people apply for endorsement first, but you can complete both applications at the same time. However, if your endorsement is refused, your visa application will also be refused.
WHAT YOU CAN AND CANNOT DOYou can:
- Work-for an employer,as a director of a company or be Self-employed
- Change jobs without telling the Home Office
- Do voluntary work
- Travel abroad and return to the UK
- Bring family members with you
- Get public funds
- Work as a doctor or dentist in training
- Work as a professional sports person or sports coach
- Your application will be reviewed by an organization that’s related to your qualifying field, called an ‘endorsing body’.
- The route does not form part of the UK’s existing Points-Based System.
- You do not necessarily need a job or to be sponsoredby an employer to qualify for the Global Talent visa.
The fees for Innovator visa depend on specific issues of each case, contingent urgencies and case complexities. We will provide a bespoke quote based on an in-depth assessment of your case.