Background: Indian tech startup founder (Profitable tech startup, seed funded), moving to the UK because spouse got an opportunity to work there. So, decided to apply for a global talent visa.
Stage 1 Applied - May 31st, 2022
Endorsement Letter - June 6, 2022
Stage 2 and Visa Appointment - June 28, 2022
Got the Visa Passport back - July 18, 2022
I paid for 4 years of health surcharge as I can apply for ILR (Exceptional Talent) after 3 years, so thought the best option is just have 1 more year just to be safe.
Just a tip : Don’t worry if things get delayed during stage 1. Just make sure your application is perfect and take 1.5 months buffer for the result.
Happy to ans any questions.
Cheers and all the best !