Global Talent Visa

UK Global Talent Visa

The Global Talent Visa, introduced in February 2020 to replace the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visa, is a UK immigration route designed to attract highly skilled individuals in various fields, including academia & research, digital technology, art &culture.
It aims to bring in individuals who have demonstrated exceptional talent or have the potential to contribute significantly to these fields in the UK.

Time to citizenship

6 years

Visa-free travel

189 countries and regions

Passport rank

6th in the world

Residency requirement

Arrive at UK every two years


Remittance basis

Established time

Before 1999

Application Requirements

To obtain UK Global Talent Visa, certain conditions must be met:

1. The main applicant must be over 18 years old.

2. Endorsement that meets the requirements of the government designated endorsing body.

3. Passing a tuberculosis medical examination.

Program Benefits

1. Fast processing cycle: The visa can be approved in 4-6 months, with the possibility of transferring to permanent residence in as fast as 3 years.


2. No job offer requirement: The Global Talent Visa does not require applicants to have a specific job offer in the UK. This flexibility allows individuals to seek employment, be self-employed, or engage in research without being tied to a particular employer.


3. Endorsement by recognized bodies: The endorsement process ensures that individuals are recognized for their exceptional talent or promise, adding credibility to their application.


4. Dependent family members: Successful applicants can bring their dependent family members, including spouses, partners, and children, to the UK.


5. High success rate: With a real success rate exceeding 95%, the government supports foreign start-ups and the approval process is relaxed.


6. Pathway to settlement: Individuals endorsed under this visa can apply for indefinite leave to remain (permanent residency) after a specified period, recognizing and rewarding long-term contributions.


7. Access to the National Health Service (NHS): Successful applicants are eligible to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge, granting access to the National Health Service (NHS) during their stay in the UK.


8. Enjoy welfare education: Applicants can enjoy British-style elite education, free public education after approval.