IMMIGRAM
GLOBAL TALENT VISA
The Global Talent Visa (Tech Nation Visa) enables the best tech talents and leaders from around the world to come and work in the UK's digital technology sector.
IT Global Talent Visa UK

EXCEPTIONAL TALENT (TIER 1) VISA

No need to hold a college degree, since academic qualifications will not be taken into account (unless you have a PhD, in that case - bring it on!)
No need to have any business idea or initial funding ready (as with Startup Visa or £50,000 of investment with Innovator Visa)
You can enroll to full-time studies, be self-employed, work for a company, operate your own business in the UK OR combine all of the above with no authorisation whatsoever
(f.e. Startup Visa grants obstructed work permit, Tier 2 visa grants restricted work permit, Innovator & Sole Rep Visa holders are not allowed to work)
NO DEGREE
NO BUSINESS IDEA
(OR FUNDING)
FLEXIBILITY
Global Talent Visa Requirements
BENEFITS
Global Talent Visa offers plenty of attractive advantages to endorsees. Individuals who qualify will have access to key features such as:
No need to pass IELTS or any other English language test
No need to have any job offer when applying
(in comparison with £945 on Startup & Tier 2, £50,945 on Innovator, 6 months of pay slips on Sole Rep);
NO IELTS
NO JOB OFFER
NO MAINTENANCE FUNDS REQUIREMENT
Global Talent Visa Benefits
(in comparison with a full ban on business activity in Tier 2 and restricted endorsed-business-only on Startup, Innovator & Sole Rep);

ABILITY TO WORK AND CONDUCT BUSINESS
No business or work-related requirements to meet when applying for ILR (in comparison with a continuing job on Tier 2, mild business requirements on Startup & Sole Rep and severe business requirements on Innovator);
NO BUSINESS OR
WORK-RELATED REQUIREMENTS
All you need is just your passport and an endorsement letter
(and tuberculosis test results).
All you need is just your passport
and an endorsement letter
(and tuberculosis test results).
All you need is just your passport
and an endorsement letter
(and tuberculosis test results).
Tech Nation Visa, can also be extended to:
• your immediate family members such as your spouse
• children under 18
• or your child over 18 if they are currently in the UK as a dependent


Furthermore,
after the initial visa period, you can apply either for the ILR or an extension. Indefinite leave to remain is an immigration status for a person who has been admitted to the UK without any time limit on their stay; in simple terms - permanent settlement in the UK.
Tech Nation Visa,
can also be extended to:

your immediate family members
such as your spouse

children under 18

or your child over 18
if they are currently in the UK as a dependent


Furthermore,
after the initial visa period, you can apply either for the ILR or an extension. Indefinite leave to remain is an immigration status for a person who has been admitted to the UK without any time limit on their stay; in simple terms - permanent settlement in the UK.
PROMISE & LEADING TALENT
There are two sub-categories of visa endorsements an applicant can apply to under the Global Talent Visa program. The applicant must demonstrate that they are either:
Exceptional Promise Specialist
Leading Talent Specialist
CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR THIS VISA
ILR & PASSPORT:
To get an ILR status, an endorsee will have to remain in the UK for a period of 6 months/year at a minimum. Nonetheless, the rest of the year you are free to travel and can reside in another country
Transitional pathway to permanent residence and British Citizenship requires that the applicant has to stay in the UK for at least 9 months/year for 5 years prior to the application. The first year is yours to travel, but if you want to secure Citizenship ASAP, you would have to make the UK your primary residence.
PASSPORT
ILR STATUS
ELIGIBILITY
Technical applicants must demonstrate proven technical expertise with the latest technologies in building, using, deploying, or exploiting a technology stack/building technical infrastructure.
Business applicants must demonstrate a proven commercial, investment, or product expertise in building digital products or leading investments in recognised digital product businesses.
Tech Nation accepts applications from specialists with technical and/or business skills in the digital technology sector.
Before you apply for Tech Nation endorsement, an applicant must first determine that the he meets following requirements:
BUSINESS APPLICANTS
TECHNICAL APPLICANTS
THE PROCESS
Application for Endorsement
2 – 8 weeks

During this stage, an endorsing body assesses applicant's skills, abilities and achievements, and advises the Home Office whether he or she can be endorsed.
Application for Visa
3 weeks

During this stage, the Home Office considers immigration aspects, such as whether general grounds for refusal apply and, if you are already in the UK, whether you are able to switch into the category.
THE PROCESS
2 – 8 weeks

During this stage, an endorsing body assesses applicant's skills, abilities and achievements, and advises the Home Office whether he or she can be endorsed.
3 weeks

During this stage, the Home Office considers immigration aspects, such as whether general grounds for refusal apply and, if you are already in the UK, whether you are able to switch into the category.
APPLICATION FOR VISA
APPLICATION FOR ENDORSEMENT
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HOW CAN WE GET YOU THE TALENT VISA

1
PREPARATION STAGE
Our goal and our highest priority is to ensure that our customer is successfully endorsed. This is how we get to that point:

We need to prove two things to the Home Office:
  • Contributed
    You have contributed to the technological sector either directly (by being a tech founder or an employee) or indirectly (by going beyond your day-to-day responsibilities).
  • Recognised
    You are recognised as a leading talent of your industry or you have the potential to be one.
PREPARATION STAGE
Our goal and our highest priority is to ensure that our customer is successfully endorsed. This is how we get to that point:

We need to prove two things to the Home Office:
  • Contributed
    You have contributed to the technological sector either
    directly (by being a tech founder or an employee) or
    indirectly (by going beyond your day-to-day responsibilities).
  • Recognised
    You are recognised as a leading talent of your industry or you have the potential to be one.

2

3
ENDORSEMENT & VISA STAGE
We bundle your docs, fill out the Tech Nation application and receive the long-awaited endorsement.

This visa has no additional requirements except your passport and the endorsement letter.
APPLIED
RECEIVED
Endorsement &
Visa Stage
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