I have been using Skilled Worker Visa since January 2022. Now that I have received endorsement (Date March 15) from Royal Academy of Engineering (peer reviewed) under Exceptional Promise route, I shall be changing to Global Talent Visa shortly.
Given that I have been using skilled worker visa for over a year, I would like to know the minimum duration needed to apply for Global Talent Visa, that can fulfill the ILR requirements.
To clarify, I would like to know:
If I would be eligible for the 3-year ILR route as I have been peer reviewed and sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering.
If I could accumulate the time spent under Skilled Worker Visa to fulfill the 3-year requirement.
If I apply for 2 years now, will I be eligible to extend my visa further under Global Talent route? In that case, I would need to know if my current Royal Academy of Engineering sponsorship will hold or if I need to apply for a new sponsorship, for which knowing the rules would help greatly.