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The Global Talent Visa or the UK exceptional talent visa is a UK immigration route for the exceptional or promising individuals in different industries such as engineering, science, technology, arts and medicine. These individuals must acquire a Global Talent Visa if they wish to work in the UK. In February 2020, the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa category was replaced by the Global Talent Visa. This new immigration path can provide settlement for 3 or 5 years to talented and promising candidates. After completing the settlement application and the necessary residency period in the UK, the candidates may even apply for British Citizenship, also known as a global talent visa indefinite leave to remain.
An expert business immigration lawyer like Osbourne Pinner can provide the applicants with legal expertise to get things on track and successfully apply for a UK exceptional talent visa. We are always ready to help you with our talented and experienced team of visa experts. Our firm has a success rate for global talent visa indefinite leave to remain.
Before applying for the UK exceptional talent visa, the candidates must receive an endorsement from a recognised endorsement body through a UK Home Office application.
This is applicable to the individuals who have evidence of their already existing contribution as a leader to their domain.
This is applicable to the individuals who have shown the potential to excel as future leaders and make a significant contribution in their domain. These individuals are at an early stage in their careers to apply for a global promise visa.
Individuals can apply for their Global Talent Visa extension if they have retained Endorsement from one of the respective global talent visa endorsing bodies. If their Endorsement has been withdrawn, they will be needed to draft a fresh visa application. Osbourne Pinner having years of experience in visa extension, can provide you with exceptional support to avoid any trouble or hassle. We will help you draft the required documents and suggest the best ways to get appropriate endorsements or even apply for a global talent visa indefinite leave to remain.
The Endorsement of a Global Talent Visa application usually takes 3 to 8 weeks depending on where you are based. In comparison, the visa application will take around three weeks if you have applied from outside the United Kingdom and around eight weeks if you have applied from within the UK. However, things are progressing after the COVID-19 pandemic; digital technology has enabled applicants to fast-track their applications under specific circumstances.
The Global Talent Visa provides you with more flexibility and opportunities than other visa categories. As a talented or promising individual, you can apply for a visa having a period between one year and five years. As a migrant, you will be allowed to undertake any kind of job in the UK within your endorsement category. However, it is important to note that if you apply for settlement or extension, you must prove that you earned money in the UK and your earnings are related to the domain which led to your Endorsement. You can see that these requirements are broad and give you the opportunity to set up your own business and enjoy flexibility.
The processing of acquiring the UK Global Talent Visa can be divided into two stages:
This is the first stage of applying for the Global Talent Visa, where you have to submit an application for Endorsement with one of the respective global talent visa endorsing bodies. Our solicitors can help you gather the necessary documents and create an effective application that shows your abilities and skills for the Endorsement. The application will be sent to the Home Office, which will cross-verify with the endorsing body to review your credentials. An endorsement body reviews your expertise and skills before advising the Home Office on whether or not your Endorsement has been granted. It is very important that you pass stage 1 (endorsement process) to apply for the actual immigration application in stage 2.
Once you have successfully secured your Endorsement from an endorsement body, you will go through the actual immigration application process. Our experienced solicitor will provide complete support to gather the right information and supporting documents to draft the application for the Home Office. They will run a final review on the immigration aspects and evaluate your information according to the country’s immigration policies. We help you if you are applying within the UK or outside of the UK.
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