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STEM & Global Talent Visas

Jul 02, 2024

With the UK striving to become a leading 'science superpower' and ongoing discussions surrounding the UK visa system, Angus Holford, Peter Jelfs, and Tommaso Sartori delve into the labour market impacts of UK and foreign-born PhD holders.

Their new research aimed to document the outcomes for the UK labour market of this system. Utilising data spanning eleven years from the UK Labour Force Survey, they focused on PhD-holders as a representation of highly skilled individuals. Their analysis delved into the retention rates of these individuals in the STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) fields, their income levels, and their likelihood of venturing into entrepreneurship. Furthermore, they drew comparisons between foreign-born and UK-born PhDs, as well as between PhD holders and individuals with lower educational qualifications.
Their analysis can be found here - Analysis.

Their analysis indicates that the UK has room to boost its efforts in attracting STEMM PhD holders, aligning with its goal of nurturing a dynamic high-tech start-up environment.

Leveraging our expertise and guidance, we have successfully assisted numerous skilled professionals and entrepreneurs in navigating the intricate visa process and establishing themselves in the thriving UK market.
Whether you are an innovative tech entrepreneur, a skilled researcher, an exceptional artist, or a talented leader, we are here to help you make your mark in the UK. Our team of immigration specialists and industry experts will work closely with you to tailor your visa application, ensuring that your unique skills and talents are showcased in the best possible way.


To be eligible for the visa, you must:
• be at least 18 years old.
• if you have successfully applied for an endorsement to prove that you are a leader or potential leader.
• if you have won an eligible award. Find out which awards are eligible.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am not eligible for a Global Talent Visa, are there other ways to work in the UK?

Yes, for example, a Skilled Worker visa.

How long can I stay in the UK with the Global Talent Visa?

You can live and work in the UK for up to 5 years at a time.

Does this visa lead to settlement?

You may be able to get indefinite leave to remain so you can settle in the UK after 3 or 5 years, depending on which field you work in and how you apply.

How long does it take to get a decision?

• 3 weeks, if you are outside the UK.
• 8 weeks, if you are inside the UK.

How much does a Global Talent visa application cost?

It costs £716 to apply.

With a proven track record of success. Choose UK Visas for expert guidance and a stress-free experience. Our immigration and visa application experts will take the time to understand your requirements before recommending the most appropriate service to meet your needs, all at a competitive price.
To see how we can help, contact us today on 01403 801801 or [email protected]

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