Tech Nation Visa Readiness Checker
Join Europe’s leading tech industry
With over 200,000 tech companies, it’s the perfect time to start or join a digital tech business in the UK. From multinational tech giants to boutique tech companies, AI and machine learning to cyber security and big data, the UK is a world-leader in digital tech.
So what are we missing? You!
The UK needs people with exceptional talent and experience in tech and there’s never been a better time to join the UK’s tech scene.
We’ve put together a list of the Top 10 reasons why the UK is a great choice for a talented techie like you.
The Tech Nation Visa enables the brightest and best tech talent from around the world to come and work in the UK’s digital technology sector, contributing their cutting-edge expertise, creativity and innovation to maintaining the UK’s position at the forefront of the global digital economy.
Tech Nation has been designated by the Home Office to endorse applications for the Global Talent Visa in digital technology. If you’re exceptionally talented or show exceptional promise and want to work in the UK’s digital technology sector, the Tech Nation Visa can help you do this.
Finding out if you are eligible for a Tech Nation Global Talent Visa is often the first step for starting your application.
We’ve created this eligibility checker to help you evaluate if you could get a visa through Tech Nation.
Discover why the UK is the best place to be a digital tech leader.
Check out the stories of Visa Alumni, applicants who have successfully been endorsed a Tech Nation Visa, tell the stories of how the visa and moving to the UK has benefitted them.
We know having a multicultural and diverse society brings a country all kinds of benefits, but did you know the UK can thank immigration for some of its most iconic brands, icons and inventions?
This iconic grocery store was established by Jack Cohen, the son of a Polish immigrant. Tesco started out as one little market stall and has grown into an empire.
Fish & chips
This iconic duo is sold as classic British street food in any self-respecting seaside town, but it was Jewish immigrant Joseph Malin who opened the first shop.
The Mini Cooper has long been deemed a national symbol of Britain but has also enjoyed worldwide popularity. It was invented by the Greek immigrant Sir Alec Issigonis.
This popular chain was founded by Gerry Ford in the ’70s because he wasn’t able to find decent coffee in a stubbornly tea-drinking nation.
The Duke of Edinburgh
The Queen’s husband is from Corfu and born of Greek and Danish royal families. He became a naturalised British citizen before marrying the Queen in 1947.
Made fashionable first at The Ritz Hotel in London, this iconic and fancy pants British meal was invented by Swiss hospitality impresario César Ritz.
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