Top 5 points of UK Global Talent Visa

The UK is a global leader in digital technology and has the largest tech sector outside of Silicon Valley. However, with Brexit, there are concerns that this industry will suffer because of skills shortages.

The UK Global Talent Visa offers several opportunities for potential Indian immigrants. Read on to know more about this in detail.

1. What is the UK Global Talent Visa?

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new visa for skilled professionals. The Global Talent Visa replaces the existing Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. The government means to streamline the post-Brexit immigration system with this new visa scheme.

2. Eligibility criteria to get a Global Talent Visa

The basic eligibility criteria are:

  • Education and work experience (5 years+) in the stream of Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Arts;
  • An endorsement letter from designated review bodies of the UK. For instance, digital technologists need to get an endorsement letter from the “Tech Nation”.
  • Three recommendation letters from the applicant’s seniors (preferably on the company’s letterhead);
  • Reference letters from the applicant’s present and senior employers.

3. Applying for a UK Global talent visa

  • Step 1: Begin by understanding the eligibility criteria for this visa.
  • Step 2: If you meet all the requirements, then you need to apply for endorsement from the UK designated endorsement bodies. The endorsement bodies depend on your occupation.
  • Step 3: After receiving the endorsement letter, you need to apply for the visa to the UK Home office. You can either apply for it online or through the UK VAC offices in India and abroad.

4. Processing time for the UK Global Talent VISA

The processing time to apply for the UK GTV is 4 weeks to 8 weeks.

There are two stages to the process:

  • 1st stage: The first stage of the process, including endorsement, takes between 2 weeks to 4 weeks. This stage is referred to as the ‘Endorsement Application’.
  • 2nd stage: If your endorsement application has been accepted, the second stage of the application begins. Following this, you may apply for a visa on GOV.UK. Immigration aspects and grounds for refusal are considered in this stage.

How can Kansas help?

Kansas offers a variety of services that help make the visa acquisition process a seamless experience for you. Some of these would be:

  • Faster process: Kansas allows no room for mistakes and speeds up the visa process.
  • Personal assistance: A case officer is assigned who is directly responsible for you. He/she handles all communication between you and the company.
  • Free Profile Evaluation: Our employees handle your profile assembly and thoroughly assess it without incurring any additional charges for you.
  • Legal Expertise: We have some of the brightest minds at work to help you with any issues that you may come across.


The UK Global Talent Visa offers a plethora of opportunities in terms of immigration and employment. Kansas Overseas Careers can help you successfully get this visa, without the hassle and confusion that other consultants may put you through.

Our carefully designed system will make sure you have the smoothest journey possible in the process of getting this visa, without setbacks and rejections. To know more, contact our immigration experts today.