Global Talent: applying for permission
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  • Global Talent: applying for permission
  • Key resources at a glance
  • Points scoring
  • Initial applications: applying before you have obtained Stage 1 endorsement
  • Extension applications
  • Earned money requirement
  • Validity requirements
  • Suitability requirements
  • Period and conditions of permission
  • Dependants
  • More...

Global Talent: applying for permission

The Global Talent category is designed to attract leaders in their field in certain disciplines, or those who have the potential to become leaders. These disciplines cover:

  1. arts and culture (including architecture, fashion design, and film and television)

  2. digital technology, and

  3. science, engineering, humanities and medicine

The category is now found in Immigration Rules, Appendix Global Talent, which came into force on 1 December 2020 and was introduced by Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 813. It was previously contained in Appendix W of the Immigration Rules and largely replaced the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route, which was closed to new applicants and those extending their stay from 20 February 2020. Persons with permission as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) migrant must now apply for settlement under the Global Talent category (when they are eligible to do so). Those looking to extend their permission must switch to the Global Talent category before the expiry of their existing permission.

The Practice Note: Global Talent: endorsement criteria looks at the Stage 1 application process for obtaining endorsement from an endorsing body (previously known as a designated competent body under the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route).

This Practice Note looks at eligibility under the Stage 2 application process for initial applications for entry clearance or permission to stay once endorsement has been obtained, and the

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