United Kingdom

Global Talent Visa

The U.K. offers talented individuals its Global Talent Visa, which is a 5-year temporary resident permit leading to permanent residency after three or five years. Under the U.K. Global Talent Visa, you don't need to have an existing job offer in the U.K. to receive approval. Citizenship in the U.K. can be obtained after only five years of residency.

Capital City


Visa free countries

5 (UK & Republic of Ireland)

Total area

242,495 km²




Pound Sterling £


65 million (2017)

Time Zone

Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)


Visa-free travel
to 184 countries

Required investment
from approx. €830,000

Citizenship within 12 or 36 months

Low minimum presence requirement

Application Process


Consult with Global RCG


Prepare your documents


Submit the application


Receive your residency permit

UK Global Talent Visa
Application Process

The U.K. Global Talent Visa lets you be an employee, self-employed and a director of a company. You are no required to have a job offer to apply, but you will need to have received an endorsement from an authorized body. There are no language or minimum salary eligibility requirements.

You can apply for a Global Talent Visa to work in the U.K. if you’re a leader or potential leader in one of the following fields:


Other requirements:

Day 1
Day 1
Initial due diligence and consultation. Sign client agreement.
Day 1
Week 1
Week 1
Submit CV and interview with endorsing body for approval. Fill out all government forms for visa.
Week 1
Week 3
Week 3
Receive endorsement. Submit application for the Global Talent Visa online
Week 3
Week 8
Week 8
Receive approval. Apply for your dependents and travel to one of the visa centers to give your biometric data.
Week 8
Week 9
Week 9
Receive your Global Talent Visa.
Week 9

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Required & Non-Required Visa Countries


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