This is my first in this forum. I am writing in concern with switching from Dependent-Tier 2 Skilled Worker Visa to Global Talent Visa. I have been staying in the UK from 29th March 2021 on Dependent-Skilled Worker Visa. Further, I started working as a Research Fellow from November 2021. Now from July onwards I am working as Research Associate on a project sponsored by UKRI. I want to apply for Global Talent Visa in Academic/Researcher Category.
My query is as follows:
Does the time period I have spent in the UK on Dependent-Skilled Worker Tier 2 Visa include towards minimum time period to be completed for applying ILR in the UK on Global Talent Visa, if I get the same?