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Global Talent Visa (Tech Nation)

A Global Talent Visa, which is also known as Exceptional Talent Visa is available for “talented and promising” people who wish to pursue a career in the UK.

Global Talent Visa (Tech Nation)

The UK Global Talent visa route is open to talented and promising individuals with technical or business skills in the digital technology sector wishing to work in the UK.

Applicants will be leaders in their field, or have the potential to be leaders, as determined by Tech Nation. There is no cap on the number of applicants that can be endorsed in the Digital Technology sub-category of the UK Global Talent route.

Overview of the requirements of Global Talent Visa for an applicant

  • Must be 18 years old or over
  • Must have Endorsement Letter form Tech Nation as Leading Talent Specialist or Exceptional Promise Specialist
  • Must provide a valid TB Certificate, if required
  • No English language requirements
  • No individual maintenance requirement
  • Can work and set up business in the UK

Endorsement Letter from Tech Nation (STAGE 1)

Eligibility Requirements by Tech Nation

To qualify for endorsement by Tech Nation in the field of Digital Technology applicant will either need to be qualified as:

Technical applicant

Must demonstrate proven technical expertise in using, building, deploying or exploiting a technology stack and building technical infrastructure; or

Business applicant

Must demonstrate proven investment, commercial or product expertise in building digital products or leading investments in significant digital product businesses.

Evidence Required by Tech Nation

Tech Nation considers the following factors during assessing applicants:

  1. Applicant’s track record and career history, including international standing, the significance of work and the impact of activity in a company;
  2. The strength of the supporting statements in the letters of personal recommendation;
  3. The expected benefits of applicant’s presence in the UK in terms of the contribution to the UK digital technology sector;
  4. Factors including but not limited to, applicant’s academic track record and salary level if employed;
  5. The commercial impact of previous work, achievements and experiences.

An application for a Digital Technology endorsement by Tech Nation will need to include a CV with career and publication history included and 3 letters of recommendation.

Leading Talent Specialist

(Obtaining UK Settlement in 3 years)

Applicant who is seeking to evidence exceptional talent in the digital technology industry, they will need to show that have been recognised as a leading talent in the digital technology sector in the last 5 years and provide evidence of at least 2 of the following:

  1. A proven track record for innovation as a founder/senior executive of a product-led digital technology company or as an employee working on a new digital field or concept;
  2. Proof of recognition for work beyond your occupation that contributes to the advancement of the field;
  3. Having made significant technical, commercial, or entrepreneurial contributions to the field as either a founder/senior executive or employee of a product-led digital technology company;
  4. Having demonstrated exceptional ability in the field by making academic contributions through research published.

Exceptional Promise Specialist

(Obtaining UK Settlement in 5 years)

Applicant who is seeking to evidence exceptional promise in the digital technology industry, you will need to show that you have been recognised as having potential to be a leading talent in the digital technology field in the last 5 years provide evidence of at least two of the following:

  1. At least One example of innovation as a founder of a product led digital technology company/employee working on a new digital field or concept;
  2. At least One example of proof of recognition for work beyond your occupation that contributes to the advancement of the field;
  3. At least One example of significant technical, commercial, or entrepreneurial contributions to the field as either a founder/employee of a product-led digital technology company;
  4. At least One example demonstrating exceptional ability in the field by making academic contributions through research.

Global Talent Visa Application (STAGE 2)

Once Tech Nation endorsement is obtained, applicant will have a period of three months from the date of the endorsement letter to make their application to apply for Global Talent Visa.

There is no maintenance funds and English language requirement in the UK Global Talent visa category.

The Home Office consider immigration aspects, such as general grounds for refusal, and if applicant is already in the UK whether they are able to switch into Global Talent. This stage usually takes up to 3 weeks if applicant is outside the UK, and up to 8 weeks if they are inside the UK.

Applications for UK Settlement for Global Talent visa holders

If applicant continue to satisfy the requirements for an extension of stay set out above and demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the English language and life in the UK, then applicant will be eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain after spending a continuous period of 3 years in the UK if, applicant was endorsed under the exceptional talent criteria by Tech Nation. To qualify for indefinite leave to remain in the Global Talent category applicant will need to have spent not more than 180 days outside the UK during any rolling 12 month during the continuous period of leave relied upon.

Applications for UK Citizenship: Global Talent Visa

Requirements for Naturalisation application, applicant must be satisfied that:

  • Applicant was in the UK on the day five years before the date of their application;
  • Applicant have not been absent from the UK for more than 450 days during the intervening five year period;
  • Applicant have not been in the UK in breach of the immigration laws at any time during that five year period;
  • Applicant have not been absent from the UK for more than 90 days during the 12 month period immediately preceding the date of their application;
  • Applicant is not subject to any limit on the period for which they may remain in the UK and have not been subject to any such time limit at any time during the 12 month period immediately preceding the date of their application;
  • Applicant is of good character;
  • Applicant has sufficient knowledge of the English, Welsh or Scottish Gaelic language;
  • Applicant intentions are that if their application is successful their home (or principal home) will be in the UK

 

How Mann’s Solutions work

1
Conversation with Our Immigration Consultant

Our aim with this session is to make your case optimally strong, show all your strong points as a professional and future business owner

2
Receiving legal agreement from us

We will send you our Customer Care Letter (CCL) which states all legal information about how we work as an Immigration Law Firm

3
Payment

You will receive our automated email with invoice attached. Payment of 50% of the invoice value needs to be done before we start your application process. Remaining 50% needs to be paid 3 days before submission of your case to Home Office

4
Working on your case

We will send you a ’tailored’ list of documents which you need to provide for your application, Our adviser will consult you and fully assist on arranging all documents, prepare case strategy and fully comply with UK immigration law for your application form, then prepare professional and detailed Representation letter to support your case in Home Office.

5
Submitting application to Home Office

Our adviser will submit all necessary forms online and arrange an appointment date for YOU to attend UK Visa Centre in your city to bring all original documents

6
Obtaining results from Home Office

You will receive our automated email with invoice attached. Payment of 50% of the invoice value needs to be done before we start your application process. Remaining 50% needs to be paid 3 days before submission of your case to Home Office

7
Guiding you for Next Steps in the UK

Our Immigration adviser will guide you with next steps regarding immigration law and compliance of the Visa extension, ILR and British Passport.

8
Consulting Services

Our partners will guide you with next steps to be undertaken prior to starting business in the UK:

  • Share connections and relevant contacts with VCs and Private Equity Firms in the UK
  • Open UK Business Bank Account

Mann’s Solutions Services included:

  • Taking full instructions of your circumstances
  • Providing you with a full list of documents required for you to provide
  • Providing full support and documents preparation for STAGE 1 – Endorsement Process
  • Completion of the Home Office online application form – STAGE 2
  • Full Document check
  • Once all the documents are satisfactory, we will begin to prepare our legal representation letter for your application to accompany your application to the Home Office
  • Your application will be thoroughly revised by our senior immigration advisor

Trustpilot Reviews

RITA
February 15, 2021
I would recommend Manns Solutions to everyone having difficulties understanding UK’s complex immigration system. I had many questions and concerns regarding my status in the country but they made it all easy and clear. I collected all the required documents and filled in my application form which turned out to be successful with their help
KEVIN
February 15, 2021
Mann’s Solutions Case officer had provided very detailed information and guidance at each step of the process. Their expertise and experience have always given me confidence and encouraged me to proceed further even when it was looking difficult and more on that the final stages of visa have just completed. I would like to say that they are the best for UK immigration with very high success rate. Special thanks to My Case officer Shazia & Evgeny
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February 15, 2021
Mr. Evgeny was supportive in the process of obtaining visa at any time 24/7, the visa process in the UK and social and cultural matters have helped me. Absolutely successful, dynamic, lovely leader. Thank you for everything. Mann’s Solutions

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