Factsheet: The Global
23 July 2021
On 20 February 2020, the UK government launched the Global Talent visa, a bespoke immigration route designed to attract the ‘best and brightest talent from around the world’.
The route reformed and replaced the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route, with the aim of improving the UK’s appeal to highly skilled individuals with specialist skills that will enrich the UK’s knowledge, economy and society.
This guide provides an overview of the Global Talent visa route and the application process, and addresses some frequently asked questions.