Global Talent Visa
The UK Global Talent Visa is a UK Immigration Route that allows ‘talented and promising’ individuals to live and work in the UK. MLC Immigration Lawyers specialise in helping people secure Global Talent Visas by supporting their application process and ensuring that they can easily obtain their UK visa.
The Global Talent Visa applies to specific sectors including:
- Digital technology
- Arts and culture, which includes film, television, fashion design and architecture
This immigration route recently replaced the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa.
Benefits of the Global Talent Visa include the fact that it does not require a job offer, applicants don’t need to satisfy a maintenance funds requirement and it can lead to permanent settlement in the UK. The visa can last for a maximum of five years but can also be capped at two years to help applications minimise their Immigration Health Surcharge. This immigration route is also not subject to a cap on the number of annual applications.
The process of applying for a Global Talent Visa is quite complex and requires a substantial amount of paperwork, including initially receiving endorsement from the appropriate endorsing body, which each have their own set of criteria. MLC Immigration Lawyers can support you in this process to guarantee your application is accurate and has the highest chance of success.
Individuals applying for a Global Talent Visa must meet key criteria as well as qualify for two of the Qualifying ‘Exceptional Talent’ or ‘Exceptional Promise’ criteria. The application process includes the initial endorsement application and the immigration application which each have strict time limits. We can guide you through this process with cost-effective and reliable immigration advice.
Although applicants for UK Global Talent Visas do not need to satisfy an English language requirement, they do need to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the English language. If English is not your first language, we can assist in your application to communicate the requirements to you and ensure you fully understand the process and guidelines of your visa.
Global Talent Visa holders are permitted to bring their Spouse, Civil Partner or Unmarried Partner, which is also an aspect of the application that we will support.
MLC Immigration Lawyers have a reputation for providing clear, professional advice and support for UK Visas, with over 200 positive reviews on Google. Contact us today to speak to our friendly, supportive team and begin the process of applying for a Global Talent Visa or extending your current UK Visa.