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
You must also be at least 18 years old.
Before you apply for a visa
You can only apply for a Global Talent visa once you have successfully applied for an endorsement to prove that you are a leader or potential leader.
Find out how to apply for endorsement and what you can do with a Global Talent visa if you work in one of the following fields:
How long you can stay
You can live and work in the UK for up to 5 years at a time.
If you want to stay longer in the UK
There’s no limit to how long you can stay in the UK in total, but you will need to renew (‘extend’) your visa when it expires. Each extension can last from 1 to 5 years.
You may be able to get indefinite leave to remain so you can settle in the UK after 3 or 5 years, depending on the endorsement path you are applying for. This gives you the right to live, work and study here for as long as you like, and apply for benefits if you’re eligible.
Our Immigration Lawyers are able to give specialist legal advice in this area of law. To contact one of our Immigration Solicitors, please complete our enquiry form or contact us on:
Tel: 01922 645 429 (Walsall, Birmingham & Midlands)
Tel: 0161 399 2786 (Manchester & North of England)
Tel: 01633 920 160 (Newport, Bristol, Cardiff and South West)
Or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org