The UK’s Global Talent Visa was introduced in February 2020 and replaced the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route.
The Global Talent Visa route is open to international applicants who are leaders in the field science, medicine, engineering, the arts and culture, humanities or digital technology.
All applicants must be over 18 and as part of their application they must have an endorsement letter from what is known as a ‘Designated Competent Body’ to prove that they are a leader, or potential leader, in one of the specified fields. The Designed Competent Bodies are specified by the Home Office and include the Royal Society, British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering, Arts Council of England and Tech Nation. The application must be made within three months of the date of the endorsement letter and the applicant must ensure that it meets the other requirements set out in Appendix Global Talent of the Immigration Rules.
Applicants can apply for up to five years at a time and subsequently apply to extend their leave in the UK if required.
With a Global Talent visa, once a person has spent the appropriate continuous period in the UK, application for settlement can be made. This is between three and five years depending on the Designated Competent Body from which the application sought his or her endorsement.
It is worth considering that f the applicant does not meet the high thresholds of the Global Talent Visa, they can consider applying for a Skilled Worker Visa.
Global Talent Visas – Full Representation
Full representation is a comprehensive service, that allows our firm to become your legal representatives and to represent you in all matters concerning your Global Talent Visa. This includes preparing the appropriate forms and liaising with UKVI on your behalf.
If you decided that full representation was the appropriate service for you, we would take detailed instructions from you, issue a client care letter and other appropriate paperwork to you, plan works according to what we consider to be your best interests, advise you of any documents or information that we may need to prepare the case efficiently and lodge your spouse or partner visa application for you. We would ensure that you are updated on any key developments on your matter and remain as your legal representatives until a decision is reached on your Global Talent Visa for the UK.
We would endeavour to be on hand throughout the application process to guide you and answer any questions you might have about the process. Once the Global Talent Visa has been concluded, we would send you a closing letter outlining any items that we think you may wish to know moving forwards.
Full representation may not be suitable for all clients, but our experience is that for those who have utilised this service with us, they have found it to be very helpful indeed. We would encourage readers to consider the wide range of positive reviews which are available on the internet, relating to our services.
UKVI Fee: The fee that is payable for a Global Talent Visa is £608. If you are from an ‘eligible country’ the fee will be reduced by £55. If you are including your partner or children in your application, they will each need to pay £608. The Immigration Health Surcharge will be payable on top of this at a rate of £624 per year (plus conversion fees and those for using biometric submission centres and any additional services that an applicant opts for). The applicant and also any family members each need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge.
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £1800-£2500 plus VAT; or
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £1200-£1800 plus VAT.
(Please note that VAT may not be payable where the applicant is not resident in the UK.)
Please do not hesitate to contact our team for advice on a precise fee for representation in your matter or with any queries that you may have.
Global Talent Visa – Consultancy Services:
Our charges for these consultancy services are outlined below.
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £250-£350 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with); or
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £200-£250 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with).
If you are unsure as to which service might be appropriate for your matter, or have any other queries about our immigration services, we warmly invite you to contact our team of experienced practitioners. You can do this by clicking on the links below or by telephoning or emailing our offices. You can explain to the receptionists that you are seeking to speak with the immigration team.
Telephone our offices:
London: 020 3443 9576
High Wycombe: 01494 451355
Marlow: 01628 958445
Email our immigration practitioners: firstname.lastname@example.org