The Global Talent Visa (GTV) replaced the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent/Promise visa on the 20th February 2020. The government has launched GTV as a part of its commitment to put science, research and innovation at the top of its agenda allow researchers, academics and other specialists to work and live in the UK.
The Global Talent visa process consists of two separate stages:
Stage 1: Applying for, and obtaining, endorsement from one of the six endorsing bodies engaged by the Home Office
Stage 2: Visa application
Before a Global Talent visa application can be made, applicants must first gain endorsement from one of six endorsing bodies engaged by the Home Office.
There are four ways to obtain endorsement for a Global talent visa. Endorsement processing times are 8 weeks for standard applications and 4 weeks for fast track applications.
More information about the criteria can be found on our endorsement pages
The Staff Immigration Team legally represent applicants submitting endorsement applications visa the following routes: Senior Appointment, Endorsed funders, Peer-reviewed (standard) application
Where a person has secured an individual fellowship on the list of eligible fellowships, they are encouraged to apply for the Global Talent endorsement themselves. SIT would be happy to provide advice in relation to straightforward enquiries and signpost to the relevant guidance, where possible.
For information on the costs involved, please see the Global Talent cost page
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