UK tech visa applications skyrocketed in September

Visa applications for technology jobs in the UK skyrocketed in September 2020, making it the highest month for Tech Nation applications since the platform started keeping records in 2014.

August 2020 was also found to be the third highest month for visa applications on record.

According to Tech Nation, applications in the third quarter of 2020 were up 42% compared to Q2, which was hit hard by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the number of applications also exceeded those from the third quarter of 2019 by 8%. 

Tech Nation, which was founded in 2010, is designated by the Home Office to endorse applications for the Global Talent Visa in digital technology. The Global Talent visa, or Tier 1 visa, can be used to work in the UK by leaders, or potential leaders, in the fields of academia or research, arts and culture, and digital technology.

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