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.

You can apply for the visa without an endorsement if you’ve won an eligible award in Architecture, Arts & Culture, Digital Technology, Fashion Design, Film & Television, Science, Engineering, Humanities and Medicine.

If you hold a prize from any of the above, you can bypass the endorsement stage of the Global Talent visa route and go directly to the visa stage.

You can live and work in the UK for up to 5 years at a time.

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 and you can choose how long you want the extension to be.

You may be able to get Indefinite Leave to Remain so you can settle in the UK after 3 or 5 years, depending on which field you work in and how you apply. 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.

For further information please call 0207 654 3797 or email