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WHAT IS THE GLOBAL TALENT VISA?

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WHAT IS THE GLOBAL TALENT VISA?
22 NOV 2021
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The Global Talent Visa enables the best tech talents and leaders from around the world to come and work in the UK's digital technology sector.
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The Global Talent visa is valid for up to 5 years, enabling you to:


- work for one or multiple companies, switch employers or change positions
- enroll to full-time studies
- be self-employed or operate a new or your own existing business in the UK
- combine all of the above with no authorisation whatsoever

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The Global Talent Visa , can also be extended to:
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- 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


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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.

TALENT SPECIALIST
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:
PROMISE SPECIALIST
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NO MAINTENANCE FUNDS REQUIREMENT
(in comparison with £945 on Startup & Tier 2, £50,945 on Innovator, 6 months of pay slips on Sole Rep);
Global Talent Visa offers plenty of attractive advantages to endorsees. Individuals who qualify will have access to key features such as:
NO DEGREE
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 BUSINESS IDEA (OR FUNDING)
No need to have any business idea or initial funding ready (as with Startup Visa or £50,000 of investment with Innovator Visa)
NO IELTS
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);
ABILITY TO WORK AND CONDUCT BUSINESS
No need to have any job offer when applying
NO BUSINESS OR WORK-RELATED REQUIREMENTS

No need to pass IELTS or any other English language test
NO JOB OFFER

(in comparison with a full ban on business activity in Tier 2 and restricted endorsed-business-only on Startup, Innovator & Sole Rep);
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FLEXIBILITY
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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.

Flexibility in certain employment options, flexibility to work full-time for anyone (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)


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.


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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.
«efore you apply for Tech Nation endorsement, an applicant must first determine that the he meets following requirements:



Technical applicants must demonstrate proven technical expertise with the latest technologies in building, using, deploying, or exploiting a technology stack/building technical infrastructure

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Not sure if you are eligible? Fill the form and book a free consultation on our website.

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