The Global Talent visa category is for talented individuals in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, humanities, digital technology, and arts and culture (including film and television, fashion design, and architecture) wishing to work in the UK. Applicants will be required to show with documentary evidence that they are leaders in their field or have the potential to be leaders. In order to show talent or promise Applicants will be required to obtain an endorsement from an approved Home Office endorsing body. Applicants applying under the Digital Technology sector must apply for an endorsement from Tech Nation. Applying for an endorsement can be a daunting process as the application process is cumbersome. Our business immigration team can assist with the endorsement process as well as the Global Talent visa application to the Home Office.
What is a Global Talent visa?
The Global Talent visa enables the brightest and best talents from around the world to come to the UK to work in their respective fields. Applicants can apply for a Global Talent visa if they are considered to be a leader or potential leader in one of the following fields; science, engineering, medicine, humanities, digital technology, and arts and culture (including film and television, fashion design, and architecture). The Global Talent visa replaced the former Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa on 20 February 2020. However, Applicants with leave to remain in the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route can apply for an extension or settlement under the Global Talent rules.
How long can you stay in the UK on a Global Talent visa?
Applicants who successfully secure a Global Talent visa can work and live in the UK for up to 5 years. There is no limit as to how long a Global Talent Applicant can stay in the UK but Applicants will be required to renew their Global Talent visa before it expires. Extensions are granted from 1 to 5 years depending on what you choose when you submit the extension application. It is possible to apply for indefinite leave to remain (settlement) after 3 or 5 years, depending on the endorsement path.
How to apply for a Global Talent visa through Tech Nation?
The Global Talent visa application is submitted in two stages. In some circumstances, it is possible to apply for stages one and two simultaneously. Stage one consists of obtaining an endorsement through Tech Nation. There are two options for Applicants applying for endorsement by Tech Nation (leader or emerging leader). The second stage is the actual visa application to the Home Office.
EU nationals can apply for a Global Talent visa
EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals can also apply for the Global Talent visa. From 1 January 2021, EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals who do not have rights under the Withdrawal Agreement will need to obtain a visa before traveling to the UK. The Home Office published a new points-based immigration system for EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals. For the first time in over a decade, EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals and non-EU nationals must use the same set of Immigration Rules to submit a visa application.
How much does a Global Talent visa through Tech Nation cost?
The Global Talent visa application costs £152. However, it costs £97 if you are from one of the following countries; Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden or Turkey. Applicants can apply to have their direct family members join them for £608 per family member.
Applicants will also be required to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge, which is currently set at £624 per year.
There is also a disbursement cost of £456 payable to Tech Nation for the endorsement application.
How our immigration solicitors can help submit a Global Talent visa application
Our immigration solicitors in London specialise in visa applications and can submit successful Global Talent visa applications. Our immigration team prepares applications to the highest standard. We have an impeccable track history of submitting successful visa applications for a range of clients. The key to submitting a successful Global Talent visa application is being aware of the relevant Immigration Rules and submitting the correct supporting documents. Our immigration solicitors in London guide Applicants through the requirements and prepare detailed legal submissions in support of the application. In addition to the legal representations, our team of solicitors also provides multiple substantial reviews of the application bundle to ensure that the correct documentary evidence is submitted. We also prepare and assist with the submission of the application.
Using our Immigration Solicitors in London to submit a Global Talent visa application
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration matter. You can instruct one of our immigration and visa legal representatives to successfully assist you with a Global Talent visa application. Our solicitors and Barristers will help you comply with the Home Office’s requirements and meet the Immigration Rules.
Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications, which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your application succeeds, our solicitors and barristers will ensure all specified documents must be provided.
The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Immigration Rules.
Successfully submit a Global Talent visa application
Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your prospects of submitting a Global Talent visa application before your application even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of a Global Talent visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements under the Immigration Rules.
We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. LEXVISA is just minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice, and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to a successful Global Talent visa application. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.