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Global Talent route

Information on the Global Talent (highly skilled) route as part of the new points based system.

27 October 2021

Highly-skilled individuals such as top scientists and researchers, who can achieve the required points, will be able to enter the UK without a job offer under the Global Talent route. The route opened on 1 December 2020 and applies to individuals who are endorsed by a relevant and competent body. Individuals on this route can stay in the UK for up to five years at a time. 

Applicants can also work in the UK on a Global Talent visa if they’ve won an eligible award. Top scientists and researchers can benefit from a quicker endorsement process as part of a fast track STEM scheme. 

For full details on eligibility and application, please see GOV.UK.