Global Talent visa - LIIE
- The Global Talent visa is a UK immigration category for talented and promising individuals in specific sectors wishing to work in the UK. It replaced the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa on 20 February 2020.
- To be considered for entry under the Global Talent visa, applicants must gain an endorsement from one of six endorsing bodies engaged by the Home Office.
- Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)), there are two applications stages:
At stage 1, an endorsing body assesses your skills, abilities and achievements, and advises the Home Office of their decision on whether you should be endorsed; and
At stage 2, 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 Switzerlandtch into the Global Talent category.
- If you are applying for endorsement in non-academic fields of arts and culture and digital technology, your application will be referred to Arts Council England or Tech Nation, which follow separate endorsement criteria.
Examples of proven track record or of innovation in the digital technology sector for approval include:
- 1. Evidence of innovation / product development, proof of product in market and associated traction through revenue.
- 2. Evidence for each business should include your last set of audited accounts, projections for current financial year and articles of association.
- 3. Evidence of domestic and/or international sales should show customer numbers for each country in which the company is operating, including a ranking of your distribution channels with a breakdown of when these sales were achieved for each channel (i.e. online, physical retail, 3rd party distributors, resellers etc.).
- 4. Evidence of employment contract with salary information including any bonus and equity options and history of earnings.
If you are applying for endorsement in non-academic fields of arts and culture and digital technology, your application will be referred to Arts Council England or Tech Nation, which follow separate endorsement criteria.
Technical examples of a “significant contribution” include:
- 1. Having led in the development of high-impact digital products or services
- 2. Starting or contributing to open source projects in a way that has been acknowledged by peers as advancing the field
- 3. Having worked as a key engineer in the core product of a start-up, showing evidence as to how you have contributed to its success.
- 4. The Global Talent visa is a UK immigration category for talented and promising individuals in specific sectors wishing to work in the UK. It replaced the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa on 20 February 2020.
- 5. To be considered for entry under the Global Talent visa, applicants must gain an endorsement from one of six endorsing bodies engaged by the Home Office.
Business examples of a “significant contribution” include:
- Having led or played a key role in the growth of a product-led digital technology company, such as influencing investment and strategy or delivering major products or releases
- Having founded a successful product-led digital technology company or other organisation and leading it.
Leading talent in the digital technology sector
Examples of relevant evidence include:
- You have authored a well-reviewed book on digital technology or on programming or published material in a professional or major trade publication. You must include the title, date and evidence that you are the author of such published material and any necessary translation
- You led the growth of a product-led digital technology company or product, as evidenced by a letter from a leading industry expert describing your work, or as evidenced by news clippings, lines of code or similar evidence of your choice.
Other types of documents can be submitted:
- Employment contract with salary information including any bonus and equity options (although you will have to demonstrate how you have gone beyond your day-to-day activities to demonstrate that you have made a significant impact in the sector)
- Letter from an employer wherever applicable. This is in addition to the required letters of endorsement and should to be written by another individual;
- Documentation on product designs or architecture diagram clearly showing your contribution. Please ensure this evidence is no more than two A4 pages long and demonstrates your personal work, not that of the company or team of individuals
- GitHub account that contains lines of code clearly showing your continuing contribution.
GLOBAL TALENT VISA UK
From Feb 2020 the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa route is expanded as the Global Talent visa.
- 1. We will guide in preparing specified documents as per the Home office norms.
- 2. Contribute in UK’s digital technology, creativity and innovation in the global digital economy.
- 3. No cap: This route will have no cap on the number of people able to come to the UK
- 4. Applicants can apply for 5 years visa, and apply for ILR after 3 years.
- 5. Global Talent visa must be endorsed by an organisation designated by the Home Office
- 6. You can work for an employer, Open your own business, as a director of a company or be self-employed.
- 7. You can change jobs without telling the Home Office.
- 8. You can bring family members with you.
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