Global Talent Visa vs Exceptional Talent

Home Office has introduced a new Global Talent Visa UK route for talented people to work and live in the United Kingdom

What is the difference between Global Talent Visa vs Exceptional Talent?

Global Talent Visa, which was introduced on Monday, January 27, 2020, is one of the hottest top topics now. I got a couple of messages from my readers on the point how to get Global Talent Visa UK. Is it the same as Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa? Plus, what’s Tech Nation Visa? What’s new there?
Let’s think together.

Global Talent Visa UK: now officially

The new points-based system for talented immigrants has a name “Global Talent Visa UK”. More official information about it is published at the Home Office website.

According to officials, this visa route is a replacement of existing Tier 1 Exceptional Talent. In other words, Global Talent Visa in Digital Technologies as well as other fields is a new name of old route. However, this is roughly speaking.

Additionally, I must say about Tech Nation Visa. Briefly, Tech Nation Visa is the Global Talent Visa in Digital Technology. Or, in past, it was Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa in Digital Technology. Hence, now we’ll use a different dictionary, however, other features of this visa route will be like usual.

Andrii Seleznov, Talent Visa Help

Probably, a couple of months ago you read this post. And now you think: is it still relevant? I must say: so-so. At that moment, I did not know about the plans of the Government to introduce something new in the immigration system. That is why in this post I will demonstrate why the Global Talent Visa UK is just the different name of our beloved Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. At the same time, we still have some differences to consider.

Global Talent Visa vs Exceptional Talent Visa: Similarities

As of now, I can suggest the following similarities between these two visa routes:

  • attracting talented people worldwide;
  • specific sometimes simplified circumstances to get a visa;
  • require the endorsement of talent by the governing body;
  • applied for main recipients and their dependents with the opportunity to work and live in the United Kingdom on a legal basis;
  • the job offer is not required to get a visa;
  • allows getting a settlement in the United Kingdom.

Tech Nation Visa: before and after

It is important to say that Tech Nation Visa will be like it was. I mean, sure, the changes of Global Talent Visa route will impact it. But Tech Nation will be the endorsement body. The eligibility criteria as well as requirements will stay pretty much the same. Hence, there is no reason to panic. But we have reasons to enjoy :). Why? Read about the differences between the old and the new routes.

Global Talent Visa vs. Exceptional Talent: Differences

At the same time, the new visa route is declared to be fresh. It will create new doors for achievements. As a result, I think about the next differences between Global Talent Visa UK and Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa:

  1. No limits. We know that Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa had 2000 visas annually. For Global Talent Visa UK, the Government does not set any limits.
  2. The united designed body for endorsement. As we know, Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa has almost 10 bodies to endorse people in different fields. For example, science, technology and arts have different bodies. But the applications for new visa route will be considered at the same place.
  3. Quicker settlement in the UK. As of now, people with Tier 1 Exceptional Promise Visa must live in the UK for five years. In a case of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa this period is three years. The new visa route will change the situation. How – nobody can answer.

I am sure time will help us. We will know more details about these visa routes soon. In particular, after the Home Office will publish the official guidelines. However, as of now, even this news looks quite disrupting and good.

How to get it?

Nobody will answer the question How to Get Global Talent Visa UK till February 20, 2020
Nobody will answer the question How to Get Global Talent Visa UK till February 20, 2020. But this visa is definitely a goal to set!

Unfortunately, till February 20, 2020 nobody will answer your question with 100% of assurance. Officially the rules about this visa route will appear only on 20.02.2020. Truly magic date, full of zeros and twos, isn’t it?

I believe the Home Office must follow the trend and do it at 2.02 PM :).

But anyway, stay tuned. If I will get any information, I am more than happy to share it with my readers here.

Talent Visa Help has been created for informational purpose and is not an official guidance for Global Talent Visa (Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa) application.

Talent Visa Help should not be used as a substitute for the official Tech Nation Guideline or Home Office Guideline. Talent Visa Help is NOT linked either with Tech Nation or Home Office. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the texts belong solely to the authors at Talent Visa Help. The contents of Talent Visa Help do not constitute legal advice and authors accept no liability for the accuracy of information provided. Applicants should always consult the official governmental guidance and seek professional immigration advice where appropriate.

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7 thoughts on “Global Talent Visa vs Exceptional Talent

  1. Dear Andrii

    Thank you for the relentless support via emails, LinkedIn and Tech Nation forum in guiding me and helping me clarify my queries on the Tier 1 Visa. I am an avid reader of your blogs from the past 2 years and it has helped me a great deal for my application.

    I received my endorsement from Tech Nation on Feb 14, 2020, and it would not have been possible without your support and guidance.

    Thank you,

    1. Dear Seema,
      This is a great moment for your life – to get an Endorsement on St. Valentines Day. Probably, Digital Technologies love you so much :).
      Good luck with Stage 2 and see you soon!

      Andrii Seleznov

    2. Hi Seema, I am new here and have also become an ardent follower of Andrii Seleznov. Also believing to take the path in this route of Exceptional Talent visa. I would like to indulge you from time to time and ask questions where i find myself wanting. I would be grateful if you could assist as we can communicate through email. many thanks and looking forward to hearing from you seema.

      1. That’s amazing that my website is a platform for gaining support from lucky people who got Endorsement from Tech Nation to talents and promises who want to apply for Global Talent Visa UK. Well done, guys!

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