How to get Global Talent Visa UK? Waiting for answers

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

The question about a new visa route, 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 and is it the same as Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa? Let’s think together.

New visas – now officially

The official information about the new points-based system of visa called “Global Talent Visa UK” is published at the Home Office website.

According to this information, a new visa route is a fair replacement of existing Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa in Digital Technologies as well as other fields. Hence, when I wrote this post – it was a pure coincidence. I did not know about the plans of the Government to introduce something new in the immigration system. That is why thinking that this new visa is just the different name of our beloved Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa is not correct now.

Differences between Global Talent Visa UK and Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

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;
  • you don’t need to have a job offer to get a visa;
  • allows getting a settlement in the United Kingdom.

At the same time, the new visa route is declared to be fresh. Hence, 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 2,000 visas annually. For Global Talent Visa UK, the Government does not set any limits.
  2. The united designed body for endorsement. I don’t know how they will make it. Unlike Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa there will be one body for endorsement. Now there are almost 10 bodies to endorse people. Or have an Endorsement Review. Understanding the difference between fields of science, technology and arts – it is logical. How the applications will be considered at the same place – I don’t know.
  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 the 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 we will find more similarities and differences between these visa routes soon. After the official guidelines will be published – it will be clear. However, as of now, even this news looks quite disrupting.

Finally – tell me how to get Global Talent Visa UK?

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, you will get more details about the rules on this visa route quite soon. It will be announced publicly on this magic date of twos and zeros: 20.02.2020. I believe they must follow the line and do it at 2.02 PM :).

Anyway, stay tuned. If I will get any information, I will be more than happy to share it with you.

UPDATE from February 20, 2020: Please, read the official Global Talent Visa Guidance. Also, this article will help you to understand how to get it.

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Author: Andrii Seleznov

This blog is written by Andrii Seleznov. Andrii is a holder of Tier 1 Exceptional Promise visa. He is an experienced entrepreneur, professional engineer, founder and CTO at Petiole and Alumni Mentor at GIST Tech-I Competition

7 thoughts on “How to get Global Talent Visa UK? Waiting for answers”

  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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