The Royal Society has provided detailed guidance on Global Talent Visas, which is a UK immigration category for talented and promising individuals in specific sectors wishing to work in the UK. It replaced the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa in February 2020.

There are four possible routes to the Global Talent Visa for University employees:

  1. Have an eligible job offer as an academic or researcher
  2. Have an individual fellowship
  3. Have a research grant holder within an organisation employing or hosting you in the UK which is approved by UKRI
  4. Are getting your application peer reviewed

The Royal Society has a helpful decision tree to support individuals identify which route may be most appropriate.