You can apply for Global Talent endorsement if you work in a qualifying field and believe you are:
- a recognised leader (exceptional talent)
- an emerging leader (exceptional promise)
For most applicants, there are two stages to the application.
Stage 1 is where you apply for endorsement and stage 2 is where you apply for a visa.
You can go to stage 2 if you have:
- an eligible prize accepted by the Home Office
- already been endorsed or need an extension
If neither of these options apply, you must make a stage 1 application for endorsement, using the Apply now button below.
Before you apply
Before you begin your application, read the guidance on:
- how to apply and required documents
- how long it will take to get your endorsement
If you currently have a visa or leave to remain you need to apply before it runs out.
How to apply
To apply for Global Talent endorsement, you need to:
- complete the application form and answer in English
- pay for the fee online
We will use the email address you enter in this form to contact you about this application. You must notify us immediately if your email address changes.
How long it takes you to complete the application will depend on your particular situation. You will be able to save your application and come back to it at another time if you need to.
If you are inactive for 25 minutes you will be automatically logged out.
How we use your data
The Home Office will use the personal information you provide to consider your application. We may also share your information with other public and private sector organisations in the UK and overseas. For more detail please see the Privacy Notice for the Border, Immigration and Citizenship system. This also sets out your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and explains how you can access your personal information and complain if you have concerns about how we are using it.