Today we got updates to the Fast Track option of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. That is an interesting and promising change of policy regarding accepting digital talents and exceptional promises in the United Kingdom. Hence, I decided to make a brief of the changes to bring you more clarity what’s going on now.
Your application will be qualified for the Fast Track option according to the “Regional Location” criteria. But only if you apply not to live in the Greater London. It is well-known thing that the capital of the UK has already aggregated enormous number of tech talents. So the Government would like to spread digitalization into the all territory.
As we know, in previous version, there was Empowering North strategy and seven cities to live in (Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and Sunderland or the surrounding regions). However, now the geography becomes wider.
Experience of Scale
- to prove an existing membership of a senior management team or C-suite (CEO, CTO, CFO, COO, CMO etc);
- show an ability to demonstrate extensive experience in scaling a digital technology business (ideally this company will have a headcount in excess of 50 staff)
- Barclays Accelerator
- Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV)
- Entrepreneur First (EF)
- Founders Factory
- GCHQ Cyber Accelerator
- Ignite Accelerator
- Microsoft Accelerator
Finally, if you want to read the news in the Home Office Guidelines by yourself – go to this link and find pages 38 – 39. And also – make a quick look a the new updated Tech Nation Guidelines on Tech Nation Visa.
Good luck with your visa application and if you have any questions – let me know, I will do my best to answer them.