What is a Global Talent Visa?
A Global Talent Visa, which is also known as Exceptional Talent Visa is available for “talented and promising” people who wish to pursue a career in the UK.
The Global Talent Visa can be obtained within the following sectors:
Anyone who works within the film, television animation, post-production and visual effects sectors can also apply for an “Exceptional Talent Visa” which are evaluated by “PACT” – Producers’ Alliance for Film and Television on behalf of Arts Council England.
Eligibility for a Global Talent Visa
To be eligible for Global Talent Visa, you must be able to demonstrate that you are an established artist, have the potential to become a leading artist, or have been recognised as a talented expert within your specialist field.
You need to show:
Alongside your application visa application for endorsement from Arts Council England you must provide three letters supporting your case from culturally recognised organisations and experts in your field. You will also need to provide no more than ten pieces of supporting evidence demonstrating your talent or promise.
You can apply to stay in the UK for up to five years in the first instance. You are allowed to bring any dependents but they will be subject to UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) regulations and additional fees will be levied.
Successful applicants will be required to support themselves and will not be able to access public funds or state assistance. Although you may still apply to Arts Council England for project funding, such as National Lottery or Developing Creative Practice grants.
A Global Talent Visa allows you to change employers or be self-employed and you do not need to have obtained specific prior employment before applying for it. All applications should be made via the Gov.UK website.
The application for Arts Council England endorsement is a two-stage process:
The above fees do not include other costs, such as the healthcare surcharge.
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