I have a question regarding transition from exceptional talent to ILR.
It seems that ET visa holders can qualify to apply for ILR in 3 years.
I recently got the ET visa BRP, and I had been in the UK for 2.5 years on a Tier 2 visa, prior to switching on ET.
So do I still need to wait until I finish my 5 years or can I apply for an ILR in 6 months?
This is assuming that the 3 years includes the total residence in UK, and so the time on Tier 2 gets counted towards it as well. I could be wrong though.
Seems a bit confusing, your inputs are greatly appreciated.
I think you can combine 2.5 years in Tier2 plus 6months in GTV to be eligible for ILR.
If you have a Global Talent visa, you can include any time you’ve spent on the following visas to meet the requirements for time spent in the UK:
- any Tier 1 visa - except Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)
- Tier 2 (General) or Skilled Worker
- Scale-up Worker
- Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) or T2 Minister of Religion
- Tier 2 (Sportsperson) or T2 Sportsperson
- Representative of an Overseas Business
If you have a Tier 1 (Investor) or Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa, you cannot include time you’ve spent on other visas.
See official statement on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/indefinite-leave-to-remain-business-investor-global-talent
This is so helpful @Francisca_Chiedu, Thanks a lot !