Once endorsement has been granted, the applicant can proceed with the visa application. The visa application must be submitted within three months from the date the endorsement decision was made. After three months, the endorsement will expire and a new Stage 1 endorsement application would need to be submitted.
It is possible to apply for Stage 1 endorsement and Stage 2 visa application at the same time, but please contact SIT if you intend to do so.
Applying Outside the UK
Applicants who are outside the UK, will need to submit the application in their home country or a country where they have the right to reside for 6 months or more. Click the button below for more information and for the application form:
APPLY FOR GLOBAL TALENT VISA FROM OUTSIDE THE UK
Switching to Global Talent visa within the UK
Applicants may apply to switch to a Global Talent visa from within the UK, as long as they do not hold permission to stay in the UK under:
- Short-term Student
- Parent of a Child Student
- Seasonal Worker
- Domestic Worker
APPLY FROM WITHIN THE UK (SWITCH)
Student (Tier 4) Visa Holders
A applicant who has in the last 12 months received an award from a Government or international scholarship agency covering both fees and living costs for study in the UK, must provide written consent to the application being submitted from that Government or agency.
Applying for a Dependant Visa for Family Members
For more information about applying for a dependant visa, please see the Global talent dependant page.