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Global Talent Visa: Digital Technology

We will assist talented and promising individuals who have exceptional technical or business skills in the digital technology sector navigate the digital technology application under the Global Talent Visa route. We will also work with the applicant and Tech Nation, who is the endorsing body, determine that applicants are leaders in their field, or have the potential to be leaders.

Applicants must show that they have been recognised as a leading talent in the digital technology sector. Other criteria include but is not limited to:

  • Having a proven track record for innovation as a founder or senior executive of a product-led digital technology company or as an employee working on a new digital field or concept;
  • Having recognition for work that contributes to the advancement of the field;
  • Having made significant technical, commercial, or entrepreneurial contributions in the field as either a founder, senior executive or employee of a product-led digital technology company;
  • Demonstrated exceptional aptitude and skill in the field by making academic contributions through research published or otherwise endorsed by an expert.

Examples of innovation and exceptional ability in this field must be provided to and approved by Tech Nation. You will also be required to provide letters of recommendation in support of your digital technology endorsement application. These letter must be from different, well-established organisations who are recognised as experts in the digital technology field. They should describe your professional relationship with you, your achievements, how you have shown your exceptional talent or exceptional promise, the contribution you will make to the UK digital technology sector.  You will also be required to outline your future plans, and the benefit you would receive from living in the UK.

We will provide you guidance on the requirements by Tech Nation. Global Talent visa applications must be submitted within three months from the date of the endorsement letter. Depending on your visa status, you can submit your application from within the UK, although most applications are made from your home country.

Once approved, your visa will be issued for the period that you request (in full year periods) up to five years.  Applicants can be eligible for Settlement under this visa route as long as they meet the residency requirements. The Global Talent visa allows you to work and change employers, or be self-employed, without the need for further authorisation or to be sponsored for employment in a specific post. Dependants are allowed subject to requirements.

There is no maintenance or English language requirement in this Global Talent visa category. You will be required to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge for the period of your visa.


Please contact us for a free initial assessment, advice or guidance on your global immigration and visa requirements.