July 27, 2021

The Global Talent Visa: Britain Welcomes Talent


The U.K. Government continues to work to attract top talent from around the world in the wake of Brexit, and a recent change to the Global Talent Visa is the latest of these initiatives. This new scheme was launched on February 20, 2020, and it was designed to attract leaders in academia or research; arts and culture; and digital technology. The U.K. government recently revised the application requirements to streamline this route, making this a fast-track visa that will appeal most to award-winning individuals seeking an expedited process.

The episode provides a high-level overview of the Global Talent Visa and these latest changes, including assessment of:

  • Eligibility criteria. The main appeal of the revised Global Talent visa route is that applicants need not be endorsed by an endorsing body in order to qualify, so long as they hold a qualifying award or prize.
  • Administrative advantages. The absence of an endorsement requirement makes the Global Talent Visa appealing. Will the streamlined application process expedite the Global Talent Visa approval?

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