Global Talent visa- Top FAQs answered
Ever since it has been announced, The Global talent visa is much talked about. This especially designed category is for the promising and emerging talent who are looking to work in the field of science, engineering, medicine and humanities, digital technology and arts and culture and set up their career path in the UK.
This visa category is a direct path to settlement in the UK and later you can go for British Citizenship.
Let us discuss in detail, top frequently asked questions as per the Global talent visa guidance.
What are the eligibility criteria for this route?
The Global talent visa eligibility is straightforward. The visa offers ample opportunities for two kinds of candidates, namely the promising individuals and talented individuals.
The talented individuals are the ones who have already had a proven track record of leadership in their specialised field of science, technology, arts and culture and humanities.
The promising individuals are those who are emerging, strong leaders in their field and may seek a relevant platform in the UK for their emerging talents.
Does it need to be endorsed before applying for a Global Talent visa application?
As clearly mentioned in the Global talent visa guidance, this route needs to be endorsed before you can make a successful application.
The endorsement is only through authorised Home Office bodies, such as the British Royal Society, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, Arts Council England, Tech Nation, and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). All of these are endorsing bodies under the new Global Talent route.
What are the stages of application for a Global talent visa?
There are two stages predefined for this category, namely stage 1 and stage 2.
Stage 1 : This stage involves endorsement from the six endorsing bodies which are Home Office authorised.
Stage 2: This is where you begin your visa application after a successful stage of endorsement.
What are the means of endorsement?
Endorsement can be achieved by four ways, which range from 1 week for a fast track application to 5 weeks for standard processing.
Let’s discuss the fast track application.
Fast track endorsement- Individual fellowship
This endorsement route is for those who have been a fellowship holder from a well recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering,British Academy, and Royal Society. The fellowship must be valid and received within the last 12 months.
Fast track endorsement- Academic and research appointments
This endorsement method is for those who have been appointed at reputed positions of Asst. Professors, professors or senior group leaders at an approved UK higher education institution or research institute. These include prominent works in innovation leadership, research or academics.
This is administered by the Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, and British Academy.
Fast track endorsement- Endorsed funders
Any specialist or researcher employed by the department or college with a job title of a successful grant application approved by the UK Research Institute.
Standard endorsement- Peer review
This is for those who are eligible in their specialised field as exceptional talent or exceptional promise categories. The applications under peer review are assessed by people at the British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society.
Visa fee and time duration
This visa is granted for a period of 5 years and is extendable further to two more years. The fees for stage 1 endorsement is £456 and for stage 2 visa is £152. Immigration health surcharge of £624 is also to be paid.
Making successful application
You must seek appropriate visa guidance from leading immigration Solicitors in London A Y & J Solicitors who are Global talent visa experts for over 10 years.
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