What is the Tech Nation Visa Scheme?

The Tech Nation Visa Scheme makes it possible for the best and brightest talent from around the word to come and work in the UK’s world-class digital technology sector.

Tech City UK has the ability to endorse 200 applications a year for the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa, where the applicant can demonstrate strong digital technology expertise.

Once you are endorsed by Tech City UK you will be eligible to submit your visa application directly to the Home Office and this application will carry the endorsement of a designated competent body.

This is part of Tech City UK’s mission to ensure that the UK continues to maintain its position as a globally competitive digital economy.

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How do I apply?

There are two stages to the Tech Nation Visa application. You first need to apply for an endorsement from TechCity UK by submitting an application pack to the Home Office.

Tech City UK will then review the application within a maximum of 25 working days (or 18 working days if you have selected one of the fast track options).

You will hear from the Home Office directly about whether you have been endorsed. Please note that this is not an immigration application and you will not need to submit your passport.

If you have been endorsed, you will have 3 months within which to apply for the visa. Please see more information
on how to apply on our website.