Wow - the war for talent is on! The team application is one of four changes being made to the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa, which is currently overseen by government quango Tech City UK.
"The team application is revolutionary: I have never seen a visa process being done as a group. It is a real progressive step from the government acknowledging that sometimes technology is the result of a group effort. As such, the scheme is a real gift for the tech industry that most often involved team work." Details on how the new team tech visa application process will work in practice are yet to be revealed but Goube said that in order for it to be a success, the team visas must be processed quickly and efficiently. "Processing times is one thing that most foreigners dread and in technology things need to move fast," said Goube. "If the process lasts more than a month, it is not worth it."