All you need to know about the Global Talent visa from application to extension.
The Global Talent visa route was introduced in February 2020 to replace the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa.
This visa is not sponsored by the University of Edinburgh and allows the most highly skilled to come to the UK (without a job offer). This visa is for recognised leaders (talent) and potential leaders (promising) in the fields of science, humanities, engineering, the arts and digital technology, to work in the UK in their field of expertise. Successful applicants can be granted permission to live in the UK for up to five years.
Qualifying for a Global Talent visa
To apply for a Global Talent visa an applicant must be internationally recognised in their field as a world leader or have demonstrated exceptional promise in their particular field.
Applying for a Global Talent visa
Before you can apply for a Global Talent visa you must meet the criteria to be granted an endorsement. Once you have been endorsed you can make a visa application.
Visa Processing Times
The endorsement application often takes time to prepare and require a number of specified documents.
The Global Talent visa fee is payable in two parts.
Bringing your family
Family members can apply to join you or to stay in the UK as your ‘dependants’.
After you apply
Information on what happens after you submit your Global Talent visa application.