British Prime Minister David Cameron announced the extension of the exceptional talent visa route for highly skilled foreigners working in Digital wanting to work and stay in the UK in December 2013.
Since April 2014, talented foreigners can apply to the Exceptional Talent visa route. The application is first put forward to Tech City, a government-backed body that promotes technology companies across London – and then is sent to the Home Office if successful (learn more about the application process from Migreat Partner’s blog post). To apply it requires to show outstanding skills & achievements in the field of digital and tech. It is a powerful visa to have as it does not need a sponsor employer and grants three years and four months in the UK that can be renewed.
200 visas are available annually. So far, 9 have been issued as of April 2015. Sam Shead, journalist at Tech World interviewed one of the nine migrant, an Indian IT Specialist, that received the visa this year. It provides a better picture of what a successful candidate looks like.
Migreat is looking forward to help all of you who are thinking of applying to the visa via its free visa tool online. For any questions, ask our visa experts online .