Global Talent Visa

The Global Talent Visa is a UK immigration category designed to attract highly skilled individuals in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, humanities, digital technology and the arts. It offers accelerated visa processing, with no requirement for a job offer, and the opportunity for eventual settlement in the UK.

About UK Global Talent Visa

The Global Talent Visa UK is a great opportunity for exceptionally talented and promising professionals to relocate to the UK. It is designed to attract the best and brightest of international talent to work, study, and conduct research in the country. Applicants must demonstrate a high level of qualification, either in the form of a professional qualification or a track record of exceptional achievement in their field. Successful applicants will receive a streamlined visa process and access to world-class education and research opportunities.

The visa is valid for up to five years, allowing applicants to establish long-term roots in the country. It is the perfect solution for people looking to advance their career to the next level within the UK.

Key criteria


How to prove eligibility


You can apply for a Global Talent visa to work in the UK if you’re a leader or potential leader in one of the following fields:
• academia or research
• Arts and culture

• digital technology

Evidence of talent

  • Proven achievements in technology, arts or science

  • Degree in the relevant field (if not, it must be compensated by qualifications in this field, for example courses, trainings, etc.)

  • Confirmations required:

    • Minimum 3 years of experience in this field

    • Public activity (publications, exhibitions, community recognition, awards, etc.)

    • Academic activity

    • Entrepreneurial activity (only for the technology sector)

For consideration , documents confirming experience and achievements are required , including, but not limited to:

  • CV

  • Portfolio

  • Certificates of completion of courses / trainings

  • Reference letters

  • Links to publications (publications, awards, etc.)

  • And other documents confirming talent and achievements

Personal savings

You have enough personal savings to live in the UK

Bank statement showing that the applicant has had at least £1,270 in the account for 28 consecutive days before applying, and an additional £ 285 for a partner, £ 315 for the first child and £ 200 for each additional child

Eligibility requirements for the Global Talent visa

Understanding the disparity between obtaining an endorsement and securing approval for your Special Talent visa application in the UK is crucial. Endorsement represents merely the initial phase of a more extensive process.

Each endorsing body maintains distinct criteria for candidate approval. Conversely, the visa criteria remain uniform across all fields and endorsing bodies. Apart from endorsement, applicants must be at least 18 years old. The sole exception permitting application without endorsement pertains to instances where the applicant has won a significant award in their field.

The visa is valid for up to five years, allowing applicants to establish long-term roots in the country. It is the perfect solution for people looking to advance their career to the next level within the UK.

The eligibility requirements for each field of the talent work visa are different. In this section, we will list the short versions of the criteria published by the corresponding bodies that we have already listed above. Both the criteria and the evidence you will need to provide are individual, and it is always better to look up all the details on the website of the corresponding body.

Arts Council England

Applicants must demonstrate their contribution to the creation of distinguished artworks. This entails proving professional involvement in relevant work over the past five years, along with substantial international experience. Additionally, candidates must furnish at least three recommendation letters and provide evidence of their work being recognized as exceptional by the Arts Council.

Tech Nation

To secure an endorsement from Tech Nation, individuals must exhibit their involvement in developing technical products. This necessitates presenting substantial evidence of professional engagement in product development and commercial investment in the sector. Similar to Arts Council, Tech Nation requires three recommendation letters as part of the application.

Other bodies

For fields such as engineering, science, research, and medicine, the criteria are largely analogous. Applicants must demonstrate active and exceptional participation in their respective fields. Specific profession-specific criteria may apply, necessitating thorough verification with the relevant body before submission.

What you Can Do with this visa

  • Running one or more businesses, working in them as a director, working as a sole trader, or employment outside your own business (all types of activities are limited to the area for which the visa was obtained – technological / engineering, scientific, or art)

  • Obtaining a visa for a partner (husband / wife or unregistered partner if they have lived together for at least 2 years before applying) and children , if they are eligible; the p