Do you work in a qualifying field and have been endorsed as a recognised leader (exceptional talent), as an emerging leader (exceptional promise) or under the UK Research and Innovation endorsed funder option? We can provide legal assistance to with your UK Global Talent visa application.

UK Global Talent visa category is for talented and promising individuals in specific sectors wishing to work in the UK. 'Talent' applicants are already leaders in their respective field, while 'promise' applicants have shown the potential to become leaders in their field. Global talent visa category has replaced the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa category. By changes in Immigration Rules announced on 30 January 2020, the Home Office UKVI have introduced the new Global Talent visa category for talented and promising individuals who wish to work in the UK in the fields of science, digital technology and arts & culture.

UK Global Talent visa process

Stage 1: Endorsement

To get a Global Talent visa, you need to apply to be endorsed:

  • as a leader (exceptional talent)
  • as an emerging leader (exceptional promise)
  • under the UK Research and Innovation endorsed funder option

You need to apply for endorsement for Global Talent visa UK before you can make before you can make an application for entry clearance for Global Talent visa from outside the UK or an application for switching into Global Talent visa from inside the UK. If you're successful you'll receive an email from the Home Office with a copy of your endorsement letter. You'll need these for your visa application.

You can use a valid endorsement given under the old Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa rules to apply for a Global Talent visa. You will not need to get a new endorsement under the Global Talent visa rules.

Stage 2: Visa application

After you have received an endorsement from a Designated Competent Body as a result of a successful stage 1 application for endorsement, you can move onto stage 2 of the process. You must apply for your entry clearance as a Global Talent within 3 months of receiving your letter of endorsement from the Home Office, UKVI. You must submit your letter of endorsement in support of your application for entry clearance as a Global Talent.

How long you can stay

You can apply to stay for between 1 and 5 years. You only have to pay the healthcare surcharge for the amount of time you choose to stay. You can apply to extend your visa as many times as you like. Each extension can last from 1 to 5 years.

You can apply for settlement once you've been in the UK for:


  • 3 years with an exceptional talent visa
  • 3 years with an exceptional talent endorsement
 in science
  • 3 years with an endorsement under the UKRI endorsed funder scheme
  • 5 years with an exceptional promise endorsement in either arts and culture or digital technology

Family members

Your family members (dependants) must apply to join or remain with you in the UK if they're from outside the EEA or Switzerland. The family members include your partner, your child under 18 or your child over 18.

If your child is over 18 they cannot apply if they are outside the UK. They can apply from inside the UK if they are already here as your dependant.

Our fee

Our expert UK immigration lawyer will guide you through every step of the UK Global Talent visa application process including advice about legal requirements, eligibility criteria and required documents.

Our fixed fee for stage 1

We charge a fixed fee starting from £1200 for our professional legal services in relation to your stage 1 application for endorsement from the relevant Designated Competent Body. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

Our fixed fee for stage 2

We charge a fixed fee starting from £1000 for our professional legal services in relation to your stage 2 application for entry clearance for UK Global Talent visa after you have been issued with an endorsement letter by the relevant Designated Competent Body. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

Do you need legal help?

Contact Rex Law Chambers, if you have any questions or need legal help with any UK immigration law related matter. At Rex Law Chambers, we specialise in a wide range of UK visas and nationality applications and our principal immigration lawyer has wealth of experience and expert knowledge to deal with all types of UK visas and immigration applications. He has successfully handled many complex and high-profile cases and also represented clients in their immigration matters.

We can provide one-off FREE general legal advice via live chat or our "Enquiry Form". The FREE advice does not cover the advice in relation to complex legal issues or advice about documents to be submitted in support of the application. If you would like to to get detailed legal advice then please schedule an in-person, Zoom, Skype or phone consultation by using our "Appointment Request Form".

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