NOTICE We are switching our application form to a new system

Tech Nation Visa Scheme
(Tier 1 Exceptional Talent)

Apply online for endorsement from Tech City UK to come into the UK
if you are a talented individual in the digital technology sector.

Please note that this is not an immigration application and if your application for endorsement is successful you will need to apply for your visa within 3 months of being endorsed. Before applying for your visa please check whether you can apply to switch from inside the UK or whether you must leave the UK and make your application from abroad.

You will need to print your application form once it is complete and send it, along with your supporting documents, directly to the Home Office.

First check whether you are eligible to apply for this visa route.


We are switching our application form to a new system.

If you are starting a new application please use the below button to be taken to our new application form powered by YouNoodle.

Apply for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

If you started an application before 21st December you can use the resume button below. You must complete your aplication before 31st January 2018. After this date, the old application form will no longer be accessible.

You can find the reference number for your application in the email that you have been sent.

Resume a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Application

REMINDER: You will need to print your application form once it is complete and send it, along with your supporting documents, directly to the Home Office.