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What is the fast-track pathway for prestigious prize winners?

In May 2021, a new ‘fast-track’ pathway was announced for prestigious prize winners. The route allows applicants who hold an eligible prize to fast-track the endorsement application and instead, make a single visa application for the Global Talent visa.

The eligible prizes include:

  • Science, technology, engineering and maths: Nobel Prize winners in Physics, Chemistry, Economic Science and Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, Fields Medal, Turing Award.
  • Music: Brit award – International Male/Female; Mobo – Best International Act; Grammy Award – Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Film, TV and theatre: Various Academy Award and Golden Globe categories; Bafta – Best Film Actress/Actor/Director; various Tony Awards and Olivier Awards.
  • Arts and literature: Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize; Hugo Boss Prize; Nobel Prize – Literature.

Winners of certain awards across dance, fashion, architecture and social sciences will also be included.

For more information about the eligible prizes, please contact us to discuss this further.

Read more about this and other questions in our

Global Talent section.

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