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    Switch from Skilled Worker to Global Talent


    The Skilled Worker route is designed for individuals who have a qualifying job offer from a UK organisation capable of sponsoring their visa, while the Global Talent route is intended for those showcasing exceptional talent or remarkable potential in diverse fields like arts, technology, and engineering.

    Check your chances for Global Talent with our test

    Significant points for the switch and Global Talent

    Skilled Worker Visa:

    • Obligated to work for a specific UK company in a designated role.

    Global Talent Visa:

    • Allows work for any employer or even be self-employed.

    Job Security & Freedom:

    • Global Talent route offers heightened job security and choice.
    • Global Talent route provides greater freedom and flexibility.

    Other Considerations:

    • The time spent on a Skilled Worker visa will contribute towards your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application under the Global Talent route, potentially enabling immediate eligibility or a substantial acceleration of the ILR process.

    Transition Considerations:

    • Transitioning from Skilled Worker to Global Talent visa is possible.
    • Eligibility criteria must be met (Check your success rate with our test)
    • Switching can now be done within the UK, no need to apply from home country.

    Current Flexibility:

    • Home Office has adopted a more flexible approach to switching.
    • Restrictions primarily apply to specific visa holders like Visitors and Short-term Students.

    How Sterling Law Can Assist

    The Immigration Team at Sterling Law boasts extensive experience in advising on both the Skilled Worker and Global Talent visa pathways. Should you have any inquiries stemming from this article, please don’t hesitate to contact us for expert guidance. You can send us an email or alternatively, stay updated by following us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.


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