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Global Talent Visa - Individual Fellowships Route

Understand the eligibility and application requirements of this route.

Stage 1 - endorsement application

If you currently hold one of the named fellowships on the list approved by the British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society in either the ‘exceptional talent’ or ‘exceptional promise’ category, or have held it within five years directly prior to your date of application you may be eligible to apply for the Global Talent Visa. The listed fellowships are awarded through stringent peer review processes.

Please note, not all fellowships awarded by these awarding bodies are eligible, so it is important to check the published list carefully.

As part of the online endorsement application, you will be asked to enter all your personal details. Once you complete those sections, you will be asked firstly, 'if you are applying under exceptional talent or exceptional promise criteria' in which case you need to select the category your Fellowship falls under and secondly, 'if you are applying for fast-track consideration', in which case you will need to state the name of your Fellowship. You will then need to upload your Fellowship Award Letter to complete your application. No other documents are required at this stage.

You should receive notification that your endorsement has been successful via email within approximately 1 week.

Once you receive your endorsement confirmation, you can then apply for your visa. You must apply for your visa within 3 months of receiving your endorsement letter.

Stage 2 - apply for entry clearance or permission

You must apply online for a Global Talent Visa. How you apply depends on whether you are:

After you apply

Please refer to our guidance on the Global Talent Visa for further details.