How long do Global Talent visa applications take
UK Immigration Lawyers – Global Talent Visa Advice
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Global Talent Visa – Eligibility
The new Global Talent visa system started on 20 February 2020 and is managedby the UK Research and Innovation Agency (UKRI), which funds governmentresearch. It is a fast-track visa, with no cap on the number of suitablyqualified persons that can apply, and no minimum salary requirements. To apply for the UK Global Talent visa, you must work in a qualifying field,and meet the following eligibility criteria: 1. Endorsed as a recognised leader (exceptional talent) or 2. Endorsed as an emerging leader (exceptional promise) or 3. Under the UK Research and Innovation endorsed funder option.
Global Talent Visa – Benefits
The Global Talent visa offers the following benefits to visa applicants: * Work in the UK Flexibly – No requirement for employer sponsorship and other conditions. * Change Roles and Employer – Applicants can change roles and employing organizations without permisssion from the Home Office. * Self-Employment and Company Set Up – Applicants can enter self employment and set up a spin-out company. * Consultancy Services – Earn additional income from Consultancy or other sources, which may not relate to the field of research, in which the applicant was endorsed. * Visa Duration – Applicants can select the length of the visa initially up to 5 years, with the option to renew the visa, multiple times. * Fast-track to Settlement – Fast-track to Settlement after 3 yearsfor the main visa holder. * Undertake Research Overseas – Applicants can undertake research overseas without it counting towards the maximum time period permitted for absences, in terms of a settlement application.
Who are the Endorsing Bodies for a Global Talent Visa?
At stage 1, one of the Endorsing Bodies will advise the Home Office whetheryou meet its eligibility criteria and have reached the appropriate level to beendorsed under the Global Talent visa. The Endorsing Bodies are: * Arts Council England – designated as an endorsing body by the Home Office to assess applications for endorsement from people who work in the fields of arts and culture. ‘Arts and culture’ includes the following areas: Combined Arts Dance, Literature, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts – including those working in an artistic context in galleries and museums. * The British Academy â for humanities and social science applications; * The Royal Society – for natural sciences and medical science research applications; * The Royal Academy of Engineering – for engineering applications; and * UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) – for research applicants * British Fashion Council – for fashion applicants * Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) – for architecture applications * Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT) – for film and television applicants * Tech Nation – for digital technology specialists
Researchers Applying for a Global Talent Visa
There are four routes for eligible Academics and Researchers to obtain aGlobal Talent Visa Endorsement: 1. Academic and research appointments â fast-track endorsement forapplicants who have accepted a position at an approved UK higher educationinstitution or research institute with responsibility either for academic,research or innovation leadership and development, or for directing or leadingan individual or team in a research or innovation project or programme ofwork. This route is administered by the British Academy, Royal Academy ofEngineering and the Royal Society. 2. Individual fellowships â fast-track endorsement for applicants who havebeen awarded an individual fellowship on the list approved by the BritishAcademy, Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society. The fellowshipmust be currently held or from the last 12 months. 3. Endorsed funders â fast-track endorsement for researchers andspecialists whose name or job title is specified in a successful grantapplication from an endorsed funder approved by UKRI. To be eligible,researchers must be hosted or employed by an eligible institution approved byUKRI. International academics and researchers wishing to work on COVID-19 relatedresearch grants can apply for a Global Talent visa through the endorsed funderroute under relaxed criteria until 31 July 2021. 4. Peer review â standard endorsement for applicants who submit anapplication for full peer review by the British Academy, Royal Academy ofEngineering or Royal Society.
How do I get endorsed for a UK Global Talent Visa?
The bodies you need to persuade to secure endorsement for a Global Talent Visaare: * The Royal Society, for science and medicine * The Royal Academy of Engineering, for engineering * The British Academy, for humanities * Tech Nation, for digital technology * Arts Council England, for arts and culture * UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), for research applicantsThe official government advice on the Global Talent route states that:“If your qualifying field is fashion, architecture or film, and television,Arts Council England will pass on your application for review to: * British Fashion Council, for fashion * Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), for architecture * Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT), for film and television”Endorsement takes typically around two months; however, if you are a seniorresearcher or academic at a UK institution, hold an approved peer-reviewedfellowship, or will be working for an approved research organisation thatmeets specific criteria, you are likely to receive a quicker endorsement.
What is the Global Talent visa?
Replacing the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa in 2020, the Global Talentroute was designed to attract talented and promising professionals in thefields of science, digital technology and arts and culture to work in the UK.Applicants must meet a number of eligibility requirements, and in most caseswill need to be endorsed. The requirements are notably less extensive thanthose of other work visas under the UK’s new points-based immigration system.Global Talent visa holders do not have to find a job to be eligible, and youhave the option to take up paid employment, to work for yourself as self-employed or to become a director of a company, although any work should bewithin the field for which you have been endorsed. Studying is also permitted,subject to the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) conditions.There is no minimum salary threshold or English language test for the GlobalTalent route, although the endorsing body may impose its own languagerequirement.If you are employed and then subsequently change employers or jobs, you willnot need to notify the Home Office (unlike under the skilled worker visa).Qualifying dependants can accompany Global Talent participants, and it ispossible to apply from within the UK by switching from other UK visacategories.It is also a relatively flexible route for visa holders. Applicants can applyfor visas of between one year and five years, in full-year increments. Thismeans that while it is possible to apply to extend the visa, in most cases theindividual will become eligible for UK indefinite leave to remain after asingle period of leave, ie after 3 years if exceptional talent, and after 5years if a promising talent.For employers, the Global Talent route offers a flexible and less onerousalternative to hiring under the Skilled Worker Visa, since the Global Talentroute does not require sponsorship by an employer and organisations hiringindividuals under the Global Talent route will not have to pay the costsassociated with sponsoring workers such as the Immigration Skills Charge.
Applying for a Global Talent visa?
For most applicants, the application process for the Global Talent visa is intwo stages. Without a prize as listed in Appendix Global Talent: PrestigiousPrizes, first, you apply to be endorsed by an approved body. Only withendorsement can you proceed to apply for the actual visa from the Home Office.
How do you get endorsed for the Global Talent visa?
The endorsing bodies are charged with assessing applications from individualswithin their respective professional fields, and developing and applyingsector-specific criteria and evidential requirements for applications. Therelevant endorsing bodies will then make an endorsement decision based on yourprofile and the evidence you provide.The six Global Talent visa endorsing bodies are: * UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) * Royal Society * The British Academy * The Royal Academy of Engineering * Tech Nation * Arts Council EnglandThis list of endorsing bodies is subject to ongoing review.Each body has its own endorsement criteria and process, based in large on thefollowing: * Exceptional Talent criteria: to assess individuals who can evidence they have already made a significant contribution as a leader to their field. * Exceptional Promise criteria: for applicants at an early stage in their careers who have shown the potential for being a future leader and making significant contributions in their field.There are four routes to endorsement under the Global Talent categoryapplicable to different roles: * Peer review – endorsement of applications by The British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering or The Royal Society. * Senior appointments – endorsement for applicants with a job offer as a professor, associate professor, reader, senior group leader or equivalent at any UK higher education institution or eligible research institute, by the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and The Royal Society. * Fellowships – endorsement for those with an individual fellowship (either current or held within the last 12 months), on the list approved by The British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and Royal Society. * Endorsed funders – a new visa route for researchers who make critical contributions to work supported by grant funding from a recognised funder. Qualifying applicants will be fast tracked to the Home Office visa application stage with minimal evidential requirements, where they meet the individual eligibility criteria. UKRI will be responsible for assessing endorsed funded applications.
How to apply for a Global Talent visa?
If you have successfully been endorsed, you will receive an email from theHome Office with a copy of the endorsement letter, at which point you havethree months to make your visa application.If your application is refused, you may be able to request an endorsementreview.Global Talent visa applications can be made from either within the UK oroutside.If you are outside the UK, you can apply for ‘entry clearance’ at the nearestvisa appointment centre in your country of residence.If you are in the UK, you can apply online to switch to the Global Talent visaif you currently hold lawful status under any of the following visacategories: * Start Up * Innovator * Tier 1 * Skilled worker, Tier 2 * Tier 5 * Student, Tier 4, with the exception of Short Term Student Visa
Global Talent visa requirements
The endorsement application has to satisfy the validity requirements. Thisincludes ensuring you complete the correct application form(s), pay thecorrect endorsement fee and endorsement must have been secured from therelevant body in the relevant professional field.You then need to ensure the visa application is also valid. You will need touse the correct form, pay all relevant fees including the Immigration HealthCharge, submit any required biometrics, submit all required supportingdocumentation including the endorsement letter by a Home Office approvedendorsing body.To be granted a Global Talent visa, you have to meet the suitabilityrequirements, and not be liable for grounds for refusal by being in breach ofimmigration laws or on immigration bail.You will also have to show you meet the eligibility requirements, i.e. youwill either already be internationally recognised at the highest level as aleader in your particular field or have already demonstrated exceptionalpromise and are likely to become leaders in their particular field.Finally, you will have to prove you have attained the required 70 points.Application type | Global Talent visa: 70 points —|— Global talent visa application | * You are not relying on an endorsement as you have been awarded a prize listed in Appendix Global Talent: Prestigious Prizes OR * You have been issued with an endorsement letter by an endorsing body AND at the time when making the application your endorsement is not older than 3 months AND your endorsement was not withdrawn by the endorsing body. Global talent visa extension application | * You have met the earned money requirement AND * If you were granted your initial application using an endorsement, has not had your endorsement withdrawn by the endorsing body OR * If relying on a prize and not endorsement, your prize listed in Appendix Global Talent: Prestigious Prizes must not have been withdrawn
How long do Global Talent visa applications take?
Once endorsed, applicants have three months to apply to the Home Office forpermission to enter the UK or remain under a new grant of leave. The HomeOffice expects visa processing for applications made outside the UK to take upto three weeks.