Global Talent Visa

International collaboration and mobility is fundamental for good research and innovation. The Academy works to ensure that the UK immigration system is able to support the mobility of talented researchers.

On 20 February 2020, the Global Talent Visa was launched providing a specific route for researchers to come to the UK to work. Please see the Academy's response to this announcement here.

The Global Talent Visa is a UK immigration category for talented and promising individuals in specific sectors wishing to work in the UK. It replaced the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa on 20 February 2020.

To be considered for entry under the Global Talent Visa, applicants must gain an endorsement from one of six endorsing bodies engaged by the Home Office.

If you are applying for endorsement in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, the social sciences or the humanities, the Home Office will refer your application to the British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) which will make a endorsement decision based on the evidence you provide.

If endorsement is granted, the final immigration decision rests with the Home Office.

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