Use this form to apply for an endorsement under the Global Talent category if you work in a qualifying field and believe you are:
- a recognised leader (exceptional talent)
- an emerging leader (exceptional promise).
There is a 2-stage application process for Global Talent:
- stage 1 (endorsement)
- stage 2 (apply for entry clearance or permission)
You should complete this form before starting stage 2.
If you already have a visa or leave to remain under Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) or Global Talent, you do not need to complete stage 1.
If you currently hold a visa or leave to remain, you must apply for stage 2 before your current visa or leave expires.
Before you apply
Before you begin your application, read the full guidance on:
- how to apply and required documents
- how long it will take to get your endorsement
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.