Send evidence for your Global Talent extension or Settlement application

“The Home Office have recently issued information pertaining to examples of the evidence you must send to extend your Global Talent permission or to apply for settlement. Additionally, the evidence is broken down by types of employment, for example employed, self-employed and researcher.”

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 01 December 2020)

What is a Global Talent visa?

A Global Talent visa refers to a UK Immigration category for leaders/potential leaders in the fields of:

  • Digital technology
  • Arts and culture
  • Academia or research

Who can apply for a Global Talent visa?

To be eligible for a Global Talent visa, you must have successfully applied for an endorsement from an endorsing body appointed by the Home Office.

How do you send evidence for your Global Talent extension?

“To extend your Global Talent permission or apply for settlement you must show us evidence that you have earned money in the UK linked to your expert field, during your most recent grant of Global Talent leave. There is no minimum level of earnings needed for this.

The Immigration Rules do not specify which documents you should show us. Below are some examples of evidence that may be acceptable. It is not exhaustive: if you have evidence from an independent source which can be verified, a caseworker may accept this as an alternative.”

If you are an employee or a director of a limited company

Examples of evidence are:

  • payslips showing your employer’s name
  • a letter from your employer confirming your earnings
  • personal bank or building society statements clearly showing payments from your employer or a limited company of which you are a director

If you are self-employed

Examples of evidence are:

  • a letter from a fully qualified chartered accountant or certified accountant who is a member of a registered body in the UK, confirming the amount you have earned and if your earnings are a share of the net profit of the company
  • company or business financial accounts which meet statutory requirements and clearly show the net profit made

If you have worked as a researcher

Examples of evidence are:

  • details of the funding provided by an institution (not necessarily based in the UK) – the evidence can be in the form of a letter confirming the details of the funding and should include all of the following:
    • your name
    • the name of the host institution where you are based
    • the title of the post
    • details of the funding provided, including the amount of funding

Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.

For more information provided by Bolton’s leading Immigration Solicitors on sending evidence for your Global Talent extension or Settlement application, send an email to or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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