I am an asylum seeker living in the UK since 2020 and I was endorsed as an exceptional talent.
Last week I went with my spouse to submit our application in one of the UKVCAS centre.
This seems a very unusual situation and I hope my spouse and I will not be discriminated for being asylum seekers (I am proud of my refugee claim, not ashamed, but still fearful) despite the fact that some asylum seekers have been violently attacked by extremists and many hide their status for security reasons.
We have many questions in our minds how things will develop from here. If and how GTV application will affect the asylum claim and vice versa, or if there are going to be any limitations. How long stage 2 decision is going to take…
It would be great to have some warmth from the community in this regard.
Thanks in advance.
Congratulations! I’m sure you must have been through a lot in life, glad you got endorsed in this route!
Congratulations. You may need to seek legal advice, not sure I have heard of a case like this but I believe it will be granted.
Thank you for your support and lovely words.
Thank you for your kind words, Francisca! I have a reputable solicitor that is in the case. But this may well be the only case that had ever happened.
It is an exceptional case. I want to believe they would rather have you as a global talent migrant.
Today I was informed that my GTV application was rejected because I have an outstanding Asylum application and therefore I cannot apply to switch to the Global Talent route as I was admitted temporary admission outside the rules into the United Kingdom.
My spouse and I now hope that my GTV application will not harm in any way our asylum claim.
Thank you for your support thus far!
Wow. So sorry to hear this.
Damn! I am sorry to hear that! Could you go out of the country and apply for a visa there? I imagine that might be difficult given the circumstances but just floating it as an idea.
By doing so we would be losing our asylum claim which is considered a priority to us. Despite the long processing time, we are very grateful to the UK government that is providing Sanctuary to us in times of humanitarian need.