Tier 2 visa to ILR: Global Talent Visa route

Global Talent Visa provides a fast-track option to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) after three years of life and work in the UK. But sometimes the situation is unclear. Particularly, if a person has a switch from Tier 2 General Visa and has already lived and worked in the UK for many years. How to count the duration of stay for them? Can the person switch from Tier 2 visa to ILR directly after application for Global Talent Visa route?

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Switch from Tier 4 General Student Visa

Today I got a question from a person who wants to apply for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa and is on Tier 4 General Visa now.

“I am a developer who worked in a UK company when I was there in tier 4 dependent. Still, work for the same company, and I am the only person who works for them. We are developing a new cloud epos system for them. At the moment its using five companies. will I be able to apply for this visa.”

I want to answer this question in three key points, that will be useful to remind for any applicant.

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