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From 1 January 2021, this route can be accessed by EU/EEA/Swiss nationals who were not resident in the UK by 31 December 2020.

The Global Talent visa route is available for talented and promising academics, researchers and specialists who are working in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, the social sciences or the humanities. Applying for a Global Talent visa is a two stage process and must be undertaken by the applicant.

There are four different routes through which a Global Talent Visa can be gained (click to enlarge):

Global Talent visa - one visa, four routes


​Comprehensive guidance on eligibility and making an application can be found within the guidance document below: 

For further information on the Global Talent Visa route, please contact the HR Immigration Compliance Team