The good thing about this Global talent visa program is that you DO NOT need to have a job offer to apply.
You might have heard about the Tech Nation visa. If you haven’t, it is one of the many ways to Japa (migrate) out of Nigeria, particularly to the UK as a tech professional or entrepreneur.
The Tech Nation is a network that provides visa opportunities for the most outstanding tech professionals from across the world to work in the UK’s digital technology sector, providing their cutting-edge experience and skillset.
So, whether you’re an experienced coder, digital marketer, program manager or any other discipline in the tech space, this article is for you.
Although the UK Global Talent visa programme (the umbrella programme) covers several career fields, Tech Nation specifically targets only tech talents, hence, our focus is on this aspect of the programme.
The good thing about this Global talent visa program is that you DO NOT need to have a job offer to apply for the program, that is what sets it aside from other visa options. But, you must be inclined in the tech space.
There are only two categories when applying for the global talent visa i.e.
Exceptional talent: Individuals with more than 5 years of experience and a solid track record as a founder, senior executive, board member, or excellent employee in the digital technology sector are eligible for this category.
These individuals must be well-known in the tech world, have been published in well-known media, or have contributed to a renowned platform through research or open-source code.
The visa is valid for three years.
Exceptional promise: This category is for people who are in the early phases of their profession (5 years or fewer) but have a solid academic record or are making substantial contributions to the digital technology company where they work.
Individuals must be able to exhibit future leadership qualities and one of the requirements is solid recommendations from three senior colleagues in the tech industry for this application.
The visa is valid for a period of five years.
Note: After the application for endorsement, Tech Nation has the right to change an individual’s category, depending on your application.