Here are some of the important UK visa options for overseas Tech firms and entrepreneurs:
UK Tech Nation Tier 1 Visa – It was launched in 2015 and is an improvised version of Exceptional Talent Tier 1 visa. Through this UK visa, 200 immigrants can be endorsed by the Tech City annually. They are intended to enable immigrants across the globe to arrive in the UK and contribute to the nation’s IT sector. Applicants must have proven credentials in digital technology that can be either in Digital marketing or technical experience.
UK Entrepreneur Tier 1 visa – It is applicable for non-EU citizens who intend to invest in the UK. This can be either taking over or setting up a single or multiple businesses in the nation. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess 200,000 pounds. The investment can be for one or multiple firms in the UK, as quoted by the Lexology.
UK Graduate Entrepreneur Tier 1 visa – This UK visa is applicable for graduates who have been identified by the International Trade Department and Higher Education Institutions in the UK. They must have reliable and authentic business ideas and the required skills of entrepreneurs for established firms in the UK. Successful applicants are eligible for initial one year UK visa.
UK Sponsor licensing and Tier 2 visas – Tech firms who intend to recruit or transfer skilled immigrants must opt for UK Sponsor licensing and Tier 2 visas. A firm in the UK intending to recruit overseas workers must first obtain a UK Sponsor license. It can then transfers or employ or sponsor overseas immigrants for a skilled job. Inability to hire local workers must be first demonstrated by the firm.
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