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Global Talent visas

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The exceptional talent category is for world leaders and potential world leaders in their field, often including musicians, fashion designers, artists, actors, scientists, architects and engineers.

This category is highly attractive and allows a successful applicant to come to the UK to work in their industry without any financial investment, English language requirement or obtaining sponsorship by an employer.

Unusually for immigration applications the decision whether to endorse an applicant lies not with the Home Office, but with a designated competent body which include the Arts Council, Tech City, and the British Academy.

After three or five years in this category an applicant can apply for indefinite leave to remain. At this stage they must meet an English language requirement and also a strict residence requirement. One year after obtaining indefinite leave to remain an applicant can qualify for British citizenship, if they have lived in the UK for five years in total.

This category is often overlooked but it can be highly advantageous for those that can satisfy the criteria and our immigration department has an established track record of successful applications.

For additional information, you may find the following useful:

How to obtain a global talent visa

What the global talent visa offers employers seeking top skills

New "High potential" UK immigration category

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