I got my endorsement today for global talent visa via exceptional talent route. I would like to give a big thanks to this group specially @alexnk @Francisca_Chiedu @May for helping me and reviewing the application.
Now As I move to stage 2, I have a few questions I need help on before I start my stage 2 application -
I moved to London in sep’22 on tier 2 visa. My partner has Tier 2 dependent visa issued recently for 5 years, she will be coming end of this month to collect her BRP. She will permanently move to London by May end.
Q1 - Can my partner remain on a Tier 2 dependent visa while I switch to a global talent visa?
Q2 - If yes to question 1 - Do I need to pay a health surcharge even for dependents when they are on Tier 2 dependent visa?
Q3 - Can I apply for my partner global talent dependent visa at a later date while she stays on tier 2 dependent visa?
Q4 - Can my partner as a dependent also apply for ILR after 3 year like me or she will have to wait for 5 years?
Q5 - Since I have spent just 6 months in UK, do I need to pay surcharge for complete 3 years or can I pay for 2.5 years
Q6 - Do I have to submit my passport to the home office for stage 2 application? I have to travel a bit for my work, so that’s why asking about this
Thank you …