Global Talent Visa

What Is a Global Talent Visa?

Formerly called the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa, this visa is now referred to as the Global Talent Visa UK instead.

Global Talent Visa is a legal document which allows talented individuals in specific sectors to work in the UK. It replaces the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa.

You can be eligible for the visa if you are a leader or potential leader in one of the following fields:

  • Academia or Research
  • Arts and Culture
  • Digital Technology

The Global Talent Visa allows you to stay in the UK for up to 5 years at a time. You can apply to extend your visa for up to 5 years at a time.

How to Apply for UK Global Talent Visa?

You apply online for a Global Talent Visa. It costs £623 to apply.

You will also have to pay the immigration healthcare surcharge (IHS) as part of your application.

You will usually hear back with a decision within 3 weeks.

Can I Bring My Family With Me to the UK With a Global Talent Visa?

You may be able to bring your partner and children with you to the UK as your ‘dependants’– you must apply for them separately and provide evidence of your relationship.

If you work in health and care, you and your dependants may be eligible for a refund of the IHS. Check if you are eligible for a refund of the IHS here.

Who Is eligible for the UK Global Talent Visa?

The requirements for the Global Talent Visa are as follows:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must be endorsed by an endorsing body to apply for this visa. Click here to view the list of endorsing bodies.
  • You will need documents to prove your identity. For example, such as a current passport and valid travel documents.
  • You will need a valid endorsement letter from an endorsing body that is recognised as an expert in your field.
  • You must pay an endorsement fee.
  • If applicable, you will need your tuberculosis test results.
  • You must provide any other supporting documents that UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) asks for.

Can a Global Talent Visa Application Be Rejected?

Applications for a Global Talent Visa can be rejected. This may be because your Global Talent Visa endorsement is refused. if this happens, you can apply for an endorsement review.

If your application for a Global Talent Visa has been rejected, or you need help in making a successful application, then we at Synergy Immigration Solutions can help you.

The immigration professionals at Synergy Immigration Solutions understand the complexity of the UK’s immigration laws and the issues that can arise during the application process.

We enjoy working with individuals who need assistance with their visa applications.

We will liaise with the UKVI on your behalf – saving you time, effort, workload, and stress.

We will answer your questions and address any concerns. We are proud to offer a bespoke personalised service, tailoring our advice to suit your needs and ensure that your application has the best chance of success.

We process all applications in an efficient and timely manner and keep our clients well-informed throughout the process- so, rest assured, you are in good hands if you leave your visa application to us.

It is vital that the correct documentation is in place to ensure the application is approved. We would always recommend that you appoint a specialist such as Synergy Immigration Solutions to manage this process for you.

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