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Tech Nation Ends Endorsement for UK Start-up and Innovator Visas

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Leading British IT entrepreneur network Tech Nation ends their support for Start-up and Innovator Visa routes. The organisation had planned to offer endorsements for applicants but has decided to focus elsewhere. 


Tech Nation states that they will continue to work with Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visas under the new Global Talent route introduced by the Home Office earlier this year. Tech Nation previously provided endorsements via this route for IT specialists and entrepreneurs, helping many professionals to find their way into the UK IT industry. 


Start-up and Innovator Visas were introduced in 2019, intended to provide access for foreign entrepreneurs into the hi-tech industry to start their own UK businesses. In theory, start-up accelerators and IT networks like Tech Nation needed to endorse applicants and help entrepreneurs to start their new businesses. 


However, these visa routes remain extremely unpopular and too complicated for both applicants and endorsement bodies. Tech Nation's decision shows that Global Talent Visas remain the best choice for professionals, scientists and other applicants of exceptional talent. 


Starting from 20th February, there is no longer a limitation on Global Talent Visas. 


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