Tech Nation Visa Breakfast (LEEDS)
12th October 2017
The Tech Nation Visa is the perfect way to bring skilled people from outside the EU into the UK tech sector, and it’s in demand. Join us at our free Visa Breakfast on 12th October in Leeds where Tech North and Ward Hadaway will provide you with free advice about the process.
Whether you are thinking of applying for a visa yourself, or you are a company looking to bring staff into the country, this is your perfect opportunity to find out more, as well as hearing from a panel of individuals who have been through the process.
Despite the recent general election and the uncertainty around Brexit, the popularity surrounding the Tech Nation Visa Scheme continues to grow. Over 550 applications have been submitted for endorsement by Tech City UK since the scheme was announced in April 2014. More than 380 applicants have been endorsed in that time. Last year was a record year for the scheme, with the number of applications received quadrupling to just under 400.
What is the Tech Nation visa?
The Tech Nation Visa is a unique visa scheme that offers flexibility and manoeuvrability within the UK Digital Industry. Unlike other UK work visas, the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent and Tier 1 Exceptional Promise are exempted from such criteria such as maintenance and allow visa holders to apply for indefinite leave to remain after just five years.
One of our Northern Stars Winners, Leaf.fm has benefited enormously from the scheme. Founders Gilbert Corrales and Helga Alvarez who both hail from Costa Rica and reside in Newcastle, are holders of a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa and have successfully obtained four further Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visas for employees. “The Tech Nation Visa has allowed us to tap world-class talent and create an internal pipeline in which we would not have otherwise.”
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8:30am – Breakfast & Registration
A chance to network with your peers and the speakers over a bite to eat.
09:00am – Tech City UK Welcome
Kane Fulton, Community Engagement Manager, Tech North
Richard Gregory, Director, Tech North
09:10am – Tech Nation Visa Scheme Presentation
Douglas Jones, Community Engagement Manager, Tech North
Flora Mewies, Associate, Ward Hadaway
9:30am – Q&A with Panel
10:00am – Close
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