What is UK Global Talent Visa?
This visa is for people who have exceptional talent or exceptional promise in the qualified field. You will need to get an endorcement from approved professional bodies to apply for visa.
Who are the endorsing bodies for Global Talent Visa?
Only approved and authrised professional regulatory bodies can endorse the application for this visa. The endorsing bodies are:
- The Royal Society, for science and medicine
- The Royal Academy of Engineering, for engineering
- The British Academy, for humanities
- Tech Nation, for digital technology
- Arts Council England, for arts and culture
- UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), for research applicants
Can I apply visa before getting endorcement approval?
Though you can make a visa and endorcement applications at the same time but this is not recommended for the reaons that if endorcement applicaiton is approved, visa application will automatically. Fees paid for the application are not refundable.
What is the fees for the application of endorcement for Global Talent Visa and visa application?
The process involves 2 steps i.e. applying for endrocement and applying for visa. The current fee for endorcement is £456 and for visa, fee is £152. The UK Home Office revise their fees in October and April each year.
What is the fees for the dependants for Global Talent Visa?
The fees for dependants is £608. The dependants includes children under 18 years of age and spouse.
Can I make an applicaiton for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa instead?
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa is closed for entry clearance applicaitons (applicants who want to come to UK) and for those who wants to switch into this visa cateogry or extend their stay. The immigrants who have previous leave as Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa will need to apply under new immigration route Global Talent visa.