Global Talent Visa



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    What is Global Talent Visa?

    The Global Talent visa came into effect in February 2020, replacing the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa. However, for Indefinite Leave to Remain applications, the Tier 1 visa remains open.

    The Global Talent visa is very similar to the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa but offers a more simplified and extended set of rules. The visa continues to be a suitable route for promising and talented individuals looking to visit the UK for work, but it no longer works on a points-based system.

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    Applying for a Global Talent Visa

    To be eligible for a Global Talent visa, you must be endorsed as either:

    • A leader (exceptional talent)

    • An emerging leader (emerging talent)

    • A research applicant endorsed by the UK Research and Innovation fund

    You must also work in a qualifying field, including:

    • Science

    • Humanities

    • Engineering

    • Medicine

    • Digital Technology

    • Arts and culture

    • Fashion

    • Architecture

    • Film and television

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    Your endorsement within these fields must also be from one of the six bodies engaged by the Home Office:

    • The Royal Society, for science and medicine

    • The Royal Academy of Engineering, for engineering

    • The British Academy, for humanities

    • Tech Nation, for digital technology

    • Arts Council England, for arts and culture

    • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), for research applicants

    STAGE 1


    The first stage of securing your Global Talent visa is to submit an application for endorsement with one of the six endorsing bodies. At this point, your solicitor will guide you in creating an application that clearly demonstrates your skill and ability while also highlighting your current achievements.

    This will be submitted to the Home Office who will request that one of their endorsing bodies review your credentials. They will then review your expertise before advising the Home Office on whether their endorsement has been granted.

    It’s important to note here that Stage 1 (endorsement) is not an immigration application; the visa will only be secured in Stage 2.

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    Stage 2


    Once your endorsement has been secured, the next step will be to go through the full immigration application process. At this point, your solicitor will support you in gathering all of the correct information and supporting documents to submit to the Home Office.

    They will then consider the immigration aspects, reviewing your information in relation to the UK’s immigration policies and considering whether grounds for refusal could apply.

    For those who are applying from within the UK, your solicitor will help you to understand how this application will switch your provision, and what impact that could have.


    As with any legal proceedings, you could face complications with your application, including an unsuccessful outcome in either Stage 1 or Stage 2. However, in working with Osbourne Pinner, you’ll be able to rely on years of expertise to overcome any challenges faced along the way.

    If you are unable to secure endorsement in Stage 1, our expert team will be able to guide you in submitting an endorsement review to obtain a successful outcome. There is no charge for this, but it must be submitted within 28 days of the first decision.

    Osbourne Pinner will review your initial application for endorsement and identify whether there has been an error, or if there is further evidence that could be submitted to change the decision.

    If at Stage 2, your application is rejected, it is still possible to appeal the decision, and a vast majority of appeals secure a successful outcome. Again, your expert immigration solicitor will review the information submitted in line with the feedback provided by assessors, working to answer any questions left by the Home Office.

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    Our Clients Say About Us?

    • Maja was amazing! Right of the bat, she was very responsive and provided individual attention to our matter. We spoke with many firms, before we decided to move forward with Atlas and our first impression just stood out. We were working on a deadline and Maja was exceptional in handling all aspects. She was able to represent us, highlighting our strength as opposed to a cookie cutter application. Throughout the entire process we were very impressed with Maja's preparation, thoroughness and attention to detail. I'm sure we will go back to her should any other immigration matter arise. Kudos!
      Athul Ramkumar
    • I found Osbourne Pinner by chance while searching for a credible Business Immigration firm and I am glad I did. Osbourne Pinner Business Team worked with me to secure my Endorsement for my Global talent Visa. From the outset I felt reassured. We were kept up to date throughout the process. The quality, and detail of the guidance we received was realistic and allowed a high degree of trust to develop very quickly. This is not something I have experienced before with other legal companies. I am very happy with the service I received and would highly recommend them.
      Miguel Martell
    • I Instructed Osbourne Pinner earlier this year to deal with endorsing my Global Talent Visa. My Lawyer was efficient and knowledgeable. I had a great result and would happily recommend Osbourne Pinner to friends, family and work colleagues. Having known Osbourne Pinner for a number of years through their Business Immigration Services for my company as the personification of integrity and professionalism. My recent experience was that of empathy plus robust professionalism - not a combination to be taken for granted.
      Felipe Jimenez

    Osbourne Solicitors is the best choice for you

    • We have an extraordinarily high success rate for Stage 1, endorsement & Stage 2 of immigration application.

    • We will assess your CV & LinkedIn profile during the free initial consultation to advise you fully on the eligibility requirements of the Stage 1, i.e. endorsement

    • We provide unsurpassed immigration services in an exceptionally professional and efficient manner.

    • Many applicants face difficulties in understanding the application process or providing the required documentation.

    • Our team can provide you with all the support and guidance you need to make an application under the Global Talent and Promise route. With our experienced solicitors, who believe in generating positive results for our clients, you have a better chance of a successful application.

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    Professional Legal


    The first step of your Global Talent visa application is to speak with a seasoned immigration solicitor. The expert team here at Osbourne Pinner will first invite you for a free initial consultation during which we will review your credentials and suitability for the visa.

    As part of this, we will run through all of the associated policies, the steps you will need to take and assess both your CV and LinkedIn profile to identify your eligibility for the first stage of the application. You’ll also be able to ask any questions you may have and explore any alternative options.

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