INDUSTRY NEWS OCTOBER 2015
Tech Nation Visa Scheme (Tier 1, Exceptional Tech Talent)
Immigration News - October 2015
This visa is open to individuals wishing to work within the technology sector
In the current climate digital tech companies operate their businesses in a fast changing and competitive environment. This has resulted in an overwhelming expansion of the technology sector. Thus there is currently an unprecedented demand for high calibre talented individuals seeking to develop their careers within the UK.
In order to create optimum favourable conditions for UK companies, the UK government has appointed five bodies to review applications for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visas from individuals from outside the EU with extensive technology experience. The Tech Nation Visa Scheme was announced in October 2015 and will come into effect on November 12th 2015.
However, you need to check whether this scheme is for you. The Tech Nation Visa Scheme (Tier 1, Exceptional Tech Talent) is for individuals with a proven track record in the digital technology sector or who can demonstrate ‘Exceptional Promise’.
The Tech Nation Visa Scheme will also help UK companies to identify and recruit individuals or entire teams (up to 5) from outside EU.
The scheme will include a fast-track applications procedure and visa support services for digital businesses wishing to hire such specialists in 7 major UK cities: Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and Sunderland.