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The Global Talent Visa

The Global Talent Visa enables the best tech specialists and entrepreneurs from around the world to come and work in the UK’s digital technology sector
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Work
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Freelance
Bring your family
Get a UK passport
Total freedom
Work
Freelance
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Immigram’s services

Since 2019, ~300 tech professionals have received the Global Talent Visa with us, and that number is growing every day
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What we offer

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Unique scoring system to estimate your eligibility

Our data-driven scoring system helps predict your eligibility with 96% accuracy. Take a test to start your immigration journey
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Al-based platform for a winning case

With automated feedback and smart suggestion, the platform collects and reviews all your data to help you shape your unique story

Double-checking by our experts

Forms autofilling, bundling the case with prepared documents and double security through checking with our trusted lawyers before the submission
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Live support via messengers and email

Live notifications and status updates through the telegram chatbot, messenger and email will keep you up-to-date with everything regarding your case

Appeal in case of rejection

If you received a rejection from Tech Nation – do not worry it’s not the end. Our team will help you prepare and submit an appeal against it
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and find out if you’re eligible for the Global Talent Visa
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Benefits for the applicants

Global Talent Visa offers plenty of attractive advantages to endorsees

To get the Global Talent Visa, you DON’T need

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A job offer
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A degree
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A business idea or funding
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An English proficiency certificate
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Proof of maintenance funds

The Global Talent Visa allows you to

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Live, work, study in the UK
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Get ILR in 3 or 5 years*
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Run your own business
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Change employers, be self-employed
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Bring your family to the UK
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Become a British citizen in 5 or 6 years*
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Promise and Talent candidates

There are two subcategories of the Global Talent Visa
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5+ years to permanent residence

Exceptional Promise

For emerging professionals who have the potential to become leading talents in the digital tech industry.
Exceptional Promise candidates are usually
at an early stage of their career
must be able to demonstrate some significant achievements and contributions to the tech sector
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3 years to permanent residence

Exceptional Talent

For uniquely talented and recognised individuals with a track record of achievements in the digital technology field.
Candidates applying under this category usually
hold senior positions
can demonstrate significant traction within companies they founded or worked for or provide evidence of other significant achievements within the field
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Evaluate your Global Talent Visa chances

Application process

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Application for the Endorsement

The endorsing body assesses applicant's skills, abilities and achievements, and advises the Home Office whether they can be endorsed
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Application for the Visa

The Home Office considers immigration aspects, such as whether general grounds for refusal apply and, if you are already in the UK, whether you are able to switch into the category
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Who is eligible for the Global Talent Visa?

There are two types of candidates for the Global Talent Visa

Technical

It’s pretty simple – if you’re a programmer, you can be considered a technical applicant. You must demonstrate deep expertise in building, deploying or using technology stack and technical infrastructure in product-led companies.
Data scientists
UX/UI designers
CTOs
Technical heads/leads (all levels)
DevOps/SysOps engineers
Video game developers
Software engineers/developers
Product designers
Front-end/back-end developers

Business

This option is for those who don’t do programming themselves, but hold leading positions in the IT industry. You must demonstrate a proven commercial or product expertise in building digital products or leading investments in product-led digital businesses.
CEOs
Project/product managers
Performance marketing experts
Senior VC or PE analysts
Commercial/business leads
VC investors
UX/UI researchers
С-suite or heads of operations
SaaS or enterprise sales executives
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FAQ

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What does a Global Talent Visa offer?

The Global Talent Visa is valid for up to 5 years, enabling you• To work for one or multiple companies, switch employers or change positions;
• Be self-employed or operate a new or your own existing business in the UK;
• Enrol to full-time studies;
• Combine all the above with no authorisation whatsoever;
• Bring your family to the UK.

The Visa can be extended an unlimited number of times. With the Global Talent Visa, you can apply for ILR (Indefinite Leave to Remain) in 3 years (if you’re an Exceptional Talent) or in 5 years (if you’re an Exceptional Promise). Talent candidates can obtain a UK passport after 5 years, Promise candidates — after 6 years spent in the UK.

Moreover, the Global Talent Visa, does NOT require:
• A job offer;
• A degree;
• An English proficiency certificate;
• Proof of maintenance funds.
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Who can apply for the Global Talent Visa?

The visa is intended for those who are already recognised „talents“ or „promising“ professionals in the field of digital technology.

The Global Talent Visa is not just for people who code. There are 2 types of candidates — technical and business.

Some examples of technical candidates:
• CTOs
• Technical heads/leads (all levels);
• DevOps/SysOps engineers;
• Software engineers/developers;
• Data scientists;
• Front-end/back-end developers;
• UX/UI designers;
• Product designers.

Some examples of business candidates:
• C-level positions;
• Commercial/business leads;
• VC investors and VC founders;
• UX/UI researchers;
• Project/product managers;
• SaaS or enterprise sales executives (with contribution to the development of the product);
• Senior VC or PE analysts (with track records of leading investments in digital businesses).
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What documents are required for a Global Talent Visa application?

Global Talent candidates in digital tech will need to attach a completed Visa application form, which includes:
• A Personal Statement;
• A CV, containing your experience, contributions to the relevant field, publications, etc;
• At least 3 letters of recommendation from recognised leaders in the tech industry;
• Up to 10 pieces of evidence in relation to the relevant Eligibility Criteria.
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What does Immigram offer?

Immigram is a platform powered by legal and tech expertise that helps talented tech professionals get a Global Talent Visa endorsement.

We offer a turnkey solution:
• Unique scoring system to estimate eligibility in advance
• AI-based platform that collects and reviews data turning it into a winning case
• Review and double-checking by our experts
• Live dashboard overviewing the whole process, tracking the progress and estimating the completion time
• The guided process with data-driven suggestions on every single step of the case-Live support via messengers and email
• Appeal strategy in case of rejection
• Help with post-relocation adaptation
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Testimonials

Adriano K.

CEO
Co-Founder
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I was referred to Immigram by my Ukrainian colleague. What has surprised me the most? I was amazed how the Immigram Team understood the twists and turns of AI and algorithms I worked on at companies like Goldman Sachs and Nomura
I have a broad experience in academic research with more than 30 published journal papers and book chapters related to Data Science, Machine Learning, Statistical Methods, Optimization, and Finance.

I was surprised that Immigram Team were able to compile my research papers in a way that you could tell they comprehended my scientific activity and not just bibliographe  it.

At the end of the day, I came to Immigram for a visa and got the visa

Sithan.K

ML Engineer
Senior
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I had heard about the Global Talent Visa in the past, but the application process seemed intimidating. That’s why I didn’t even consider applying for this visa. After reading the forums about the Global Talent Visa rejections, I felt even more discouraged to try.
After our first consultation with Immigram Team, it became clear they had extensive experience and could help me obtain the Global Talent Visa. Mikhail, Marat, Nikita, and the entire team played their part in my application’s success. Using my background, they highlighted the most relevant points in the application to meet Tech Nation’s criteria.

As a result, I got the endorsement on my first attempt. I am convinced that I couldn’t have achieved this without Immigram.

So, I highly recommend you speak with the Immigram Team today to see how they can help you in the future

Evgenii B.

Software Engineer
Senior
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I am a software engineer, and additionally I have exciting corporate experience. But I had almost no conference speeches under my belt, and I was anxious that this could be a substantial problem in terms of getting the visa I was interested in.
It turned out that an appropriately presented case that the Immigram team was able to build upon closely reviewing my outside experience could win me a Global Talent, which I received within a matter of days after submitting my papers!

Thank you, guys!

Dmitri I.

Founder
Director of Product Design
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Global Talent visa grants a wide range of rights and opportunities, essentially making its holder a UK resident. You can prepare the documents to apply on your own, or you can turn to paperwork experts. I was given a helping hand with my Global Talent endorsement at Immigram.
First, we talked, the team gathered the information on me, my background and achievements, and only then did they agree to take up my case.

Next, Mikhail and Anastasia spent literally dozens of hours with me, listening to my stories and gathering documents: from media publications to my company’s financial metrics. The guys are true professionals.

I highly recommend turning to them if rather than to spend an enormous amount of time studying the subject you’d prefer to receive an excellent consultation and secure a high chance of success.

Artem R.

Software Engineer
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I only considered being endorsed for Global Talent. The more achievable Global Promise would have had no value for me, given my circumstances. Mikhail listened to my considerations and promised that we would be pushing for Global Talent only.
I was concerned that there were almost no conference speeches in my background, and my public activity would be insufficient. However, Mikhail and I talked through my whole work history via an enormous number of calls.

The Immigram Team managed to emphasise the crucial points in my case, thereby increasing my chances — and now I am an acknowledged Global Talent and have got my ILR already! Thank you, Team Immigram

Andrew P.

Founder
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I am a co-founder of several businesses and an Alchemist alumnus. The Immigram Team compiled my case, and everything was done pretty quickly, but Tech Nation rejected my application.
Good old England did not immediately see me as a Talent. We were baffled — how could that be possible. I was, of course, nervous, but Team Immigram assured me that it was going to be alright. And so it was — now I am a UK resident, developing my business in the UK

Daria M.

Investment Strategy
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I am an investment banker and VC professional –– my history consisting of a long string of successful deals. Nevertheless, our battle for my Global Talent Visa was unbelievably long and hard.

After we’d applied for the first time and received a rejection, and our appeal had been rejected as well, I didn’t really think I had a chance. But Mikhail kept saying it was all going to be okay. We reviewed the entire case but got rejected –– again!
At that moment, I put my hands down, let go and observed what was happening from a distance. But Misha, in some inconceivable way, wrote another appeal and made Tech Nation endorse me for “Talent”, even though I applied for “Promise”!

It was an arduous journey, but now I am a British talent and launching a VC fund in London
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