Global Talent Visa UK- Will it be easier to apply?

1. New fast-track visa

It is a new fast-track visa offer with the focus on recruiting new talent into the STEM sector in order to cement the UK as a science superpower. The re-branding of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route is to demonstrate the UK government’s desire to attract global talent. The Home Office will launch a new fast-track immigration offer for selected individuals with skills in science, technology or engineering, building on the existing Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa route.

If eligible, the new scheme will provide you with a three-year visa, during which you can come & go from the UK. At the end of three years, you would then be able to apply for indefinite leave to remain, thereby giving you a permanent right to reside in the UK. You would also be able to have access to benefits & healthcare just like any other British citizen.

2. STEM Subjects

The fact that there will not be a minimum salary requirement, you will not need to secure a job before arriving in the UK. This makes it an easier visa entry route into the UK in comparison with other visas like the existing:

Additionally, you will be able to bring any dependents such as your spouses/partners & children. Any adult dependant of yours will have full access to the labour market (meaning they can work in the UK alongside you).

This initiative will ensure that those with specialist skills in STEM subjects can come to the UK & make an important contribution to our leading science and research sector, allowing the government to significantly enhance the intellectual and knowledge base of the UK.

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