GLOBAL TALENT VISA - UK

Global Talent Visa UK

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Contact VisaConnect's UK Immigration Lawyers in 2021 for advice and assistance with your Global Talent Visa for UK Settlement (Permanent Residence)!

Global Talent Visa - Eligibility

The new Global Talent visa system started on 20 February 2020 and is managed by the UK Research and Innovation Agency (UKRI), which funds government research. It is a fast-track visa, with no cap on the number of suitably qualified persons that can apply, and no minimum salary requirements.

To apply for the UK Global Talent visa, you must work in a qualifying field, and meet the following eligibility criteria:

1. Endorsed as a recognised leader (exceptional talent) or

2. Endorsed as an emerging leader (exceptional promise) or

3. Under the UK Research and Innovation endorsed funder option.

Global Talent Visa - Benefits

The Global Talent visa offers the following benefits to visa applicants:

Who are the Endorsing Bodies for a Global Talent Visa?

At stage 1, one of the Endorsing Bodies will advise the Home Office whether you meet its eligibility criteria and have reached the appropriate level to be endorsed under the Global Talent visa. The Endorsing Bodies are:

Researchers Applying for a Global Talent Visa

There are four routes for eligible Academics and Researchers to obtain a Global Talent Visa Endorsement:

1. Academic and research appointments - fast-track endorsement for applicants who have accepted a position at an approved UK higher education institution or research institute with responsibility either for academic, research or innovation leadership and development, or for directing or leading an individual or team in a research or innovation project or programme of work. This route is administered by the British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society.

2. Individual fellowships - fast-track endorsement for applicants who have been awarded an individual fellowship on the list approved by the British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society. The fellowship must be currently held or from the last 12 months.

3. Endorsed funders - fast-track endorsement for researchers and specialists whose name or job title is specified in a successful grant application from an endorsed funder approved by UKRI. To be eligible, researchers must be hosted or employed by an eligible institution approved by UKRI.

International academics and researchers wishing to work on COVID-19 related research grants can apply for a Global Talent visa through the endorsed funder route under relaxed criteria until 31 July 2021.

4. Peer review - standard endorsement for applicants who submit an application for full peer review by the British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering or Royal Society.

How do you get an Endorsement?

The Global talent visa involves a 2-stage application process:

1. Endorsement - Stage 1 - The endorsing body that you select will send its endorsement decision to the Home Office.

2. Apply for Entry Clearance or Leave to Remain - Stage 2. Applicants must meet the following conditions: Register with the Police, Not permitted access to Public Funds, Cannot be employed as a Professional Sportsperson, and can only Study pursuant to a number of restrictions.

The visa decision is usually made within 8 weeks of applying. Note that you can get a faster decision if you:

Validity Requirements for an Endorsement

To be valid, an application for Endorsement must meet the following requirements:

Document Checklist for Tech Nation Application

The following documents must be provided to Tech Nation:

Costs And Processing Times

As at 17 March 2021, the fee for a Global Talent visa is £152 (or £97 for those from an EU country).

Each dependant family member must pay an additional £608. Additionally, there is a healthcare immigration surcharge of £624 per person per year and an endorsement fee of £456.

Applications are usually processed within three weeks if submitted from outside the UK or eight weeks if submitted in the UK.

When can you apply for Settlement in the UK?


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