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Global Talent Visas: Your Gateway to the UK

The Global Talent Visa is designed for individuals who excel in their field and wish to contribute their expertise in the UK. This guide aims to clarify the intricacies of the visa, ensuring your application journey is smooth and successful.

Qualifying Requirements:

To be eligible for a Global Talent Visa, applicants must:

    1. Be endorsed as a leader (or an emerging leader) in one of the following sectors: arts and culture, science, engineering, medicine, digital technology, humanities, architecture, fashion or film and television.
    2. Be from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
    3. Meet other requirements depending on the specific field.

Processing Times:

Applications for the Global Talent Visa are typically processed within three weeks. Ensure all necessary documents are submitted correctly to avoid delays.

Extensions & Route to Nationality:

Global Talent Visa holders can apply for extensions, allowing them continued stay in the UK. After residing for a certain number of years, individuals can also pursue a route to British nationality, solidifying their commitment to contributing to the UK.

Documents Needed:

    1. Valid passport or other travel identification.
    2. Your endorsement reference number.
    3. Evidence of professional accolades in your field.
    4. Any other documents specific to your profession or field.
    5. TB test results, if you’re from a country where you have to take the test.
    6. Certified translations if your documents aren’t in English or Welsh.

Family Dependents:

Global Talent Visa holders can bring family members, including:

    1. Spouse or partner.
    2. Child under 18.
    3. Child over 18 if they’re currently in the UK as a dependent.

Each family member must apply individually.


1. How long can I stay with a Global Talent Visa?
The visa allows for a stay of up to 5 years. You can choose how long you want to apply for, and you can extend this visa multiple times.

2. Can I switch to a Global Talent Visa from another visa?
Yes, certain visa categories allow for switching to a Global Talent Visa.

3. Is there an English language requirement?
No, the Global Talent Visa doesn’t have an English language requirement.

Your Future in the UK with Move Up:

Navigating the Global Talent Visa process might seem daunting, but with Move Up by your side, your pathway to the UK becomes straightforward. Trust our team of experts to guide you every step of the way, ensuring all requirements are met with precision.


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