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Previously known as the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa, the application process for the Global Talent visa can be long, complicated and overwhelming. That’s why it’s crucial to work with the best immigration solicitors in London to ensure a successful and stress-free application. Here at Osbourne Pinner, we are committed to providing straightforward advice to help you navigate the complexities of the UK’s immigration system.

Drawing on years of experience in submitting and securing Global Talent visas for recognised and emerging leaders, our specialist team boast an extraordinarily high success rate when it comes to both stage 1 and stage 2 of the immigration application.

Your time is too valuable to waste on unsuccessful applications. With numerous requirements to complete, careful and thorough preparation is required to meet the scrutiny of the Home Office, so it’s crucial to have clear and supportive guidance to help you through the process.

Whether you need help with your initial application, or you need legal advice on a rejected visa, Osbourne Pinner will be able to offer the expertise necessary to get things on track. From understanding the application to process and providing the required documentation when seeking a Judicial Review of your application, we’re ready and available to achieve the outcome you need.

What is a 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.


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.

Stage 1 – endorsement

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.

Stage 2 – Application

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.

Global Talent visa Digital technology eligibility

If you’re applying for a Global Talent visa in the field of digital technology, the criteria have been relaxed to encourage talented technology professionals to work in the UK. Under these circumstances, Tech Nation will be the endorsing body, and non-EEA migrants will be able to work either in an employed position or as self-employed.

Under the Digital Technology eligibility, you will be able to change employers without obtaining further authorisation or acquiring sponsorship for a new role. There is also no maximum on the time you can spend in the UK, and you could be eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after three years of residence.

science and research eligibility

A new category for researchers has been opened up as part of the Global Talent visa. This category has been specifically created to enable researchers who work in the fields of medicine, science, engineering and humanities to travel to and work in the UK.

This endorsement route is being overseen by the UK Research and Innovation Fund, and those who travel to the UK will be able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain following a consecutive three years of residency in the UK. Any travel outside of the UK taken for research purposes will not impact this.


  • 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


If you’re ready to start your Global Talent visa application, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our expert London-based immigration team are ready and waiting to guide you through the process and secure you a successful outcome.

Available via phone, video call, or in person, our seasoned solicitors will be able to answer any questions you may have about starting your application or appealing a negative decision.

Email your CV & LinkedIn Profile for a free assessment . Contact us today on 0203 980 9348 or info@osbournepinner.com.

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    • Thank you so much to Ms. Samina & Patricia for all their hard work in preparing and submitting my application for Global talent Visa with a successful outcome. Patricia responded promptly and efficiently to any queries I had and ensured all the correct documentation was submitted. I would highly recommend the Osbourne Pinner Corporate Immigration team.
    • It's been a great pleasure working with the Osbourne Immigration Team. Being based in Dubai I felt like I needed a local firm however Ms. Akuji and Patricia were always on hand. It's been a lovely experience. Obviously, the Global talent visa application process is always stressful, but the team has been very supportive throughout the application process and has given me all the information I needed. I have recommended by fellow professionals in Dubai after my successful application. I will definitely pop round when I’m next in London.
    • I just wanted to share my experience and let you know that your team carried out an exceptional job. After several recommendations I decided to instruct you for My “Global Talent Visa “. I am grateful for the time you spent reviewing my application. I especially appreciate Ms. Akuji’s help with guidance and creativeness, as well as the advice on proper track in application preparation end to end life cycle. Your expertise and enthusiasm were both appreciated during a time which can be stressful for all concerned. Thank you so much and will recommend to my fellow professionals.
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    Global Talent Visa: Arts and Culture

    The Global Talent Visa: Arts and culture have been designed for performers, creative practitioners and artists who aspire to study, live and work in the United Kingdom. In order to apply for a tier 1 talent visa, an individual should be professionally involved in income-generating performed, distributed, presented or exhibited artwork. An applicant must have to present regular professional involvement in the respective field in the last five years prior to the date of application.

    There are two main visa routes: Exceptional Talent and Exceptional Promise.

    For being eligible to apply for the exceptional talent route, a candidate is required to prove that he/she is a leader in the field of work. They must have a considerable track record in a minimum of two countries.

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