A current Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa holder or Global Talent visa holder can apply to extend their visa.
The applicant can request that the visa is valid between 1 - 5 years. The conditions to apply for an extension are:
APPLY TO EXTEND GLOBAL TALENT VISA
Please read the guidance on the Global Talent visa before you apply.
How much you pay to extend your visa depends on your situation.
A visa applicant must also pay the Immigration Health Surcharge as part of the visa application. The Immigration Health Surcharge calculator can be used to find out how much the IHS will come to.
If applying in the UK, an additional charge of £19.20 will need to be paid to get the biometric information (fingerprints and a photo) taken.
For more information, please see the Home Office 'Extend your Global Talent visa' webpage.
Please see the following page for the Indefinite Leave to Remain requirements for Global Talent/ Tier 1 visa holders.
Holders of certain visas may be able to switch into different visa categories whilst remaining in the UK as long as they submit their application before their existing visa expires. For tailored advice on whether this is possible and what procedures to follow, please contact the Staff Immigration Team.
Tel: 01865 289919
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