- Read the Home Office Official Guidance
- Read Tech Nation Visa Guide and application criteria
- Personal audit of your experience and achievements
- Questions? Curious about what a successful application/profile looks like? Read the case studies on our website or visit the alumni forum and speak to visa recipients about their experiences. This is a helpful way to gather insight and context*.
- Personally assess the criteria against your background and decide which application pathway best describes your experience.
- If you feel you meet the criteria, now it’s time to build your application. Gathering your evidence and contact your referees who are providing reference.
- Ready to go? Start your Home Office application on official gov.uk site. This is also where you will pay your application fee for endorsement.
- Once you have submitted your Home Office form, you have 30 working days to submit your endorsement application and evidence on Tech Nation’s application platform here. You must start your application on the official Gov.uk Global Talent website.
- Submit your endorsement application within 30 working days of your Home Office form. Please note: After 15 working days, you will receive a reminder email from the Home Office to submit their application on Tech Nation’s application platform (if not yet submitted). If you have not submitted after 30 working days, the Home Office will withdraw the application and a refund will be processed.
- If you are endorsed Tech Nation will notify the Home Office who notifies the applicant. You then have three months to apply for your Global Talent Visa (also known as stage 2) with the Home Office through their website here. This stage of the application process is entirely through the Home Office and is not managed by Tech Nation
- If you have not been endorsed, and you believe a mistake has been made when processing your application, you have the right to appeal the decision by applying for an Endorsement Review. Tech Nation will reconsider the application. The review process is free of charge. Please visit the website here, for instructions.
*The provision of immigration advice is subject to regulation by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) when given in the course of business, whether paid for or free. Any advice posted on this forum is the opinion of the author and must not be provided, or taken as, professional immigration advice. Should you require immigration advice and services you should ensure the adviser is regulated by the OISC or another Designated Professional Regulator