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Travel during Stage 2 application - Another endorsement needed?

Only for the Global Talent visa, formerly known as Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa

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kokorin
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Travel during Stage 2 application - Another endorsement needed?

Post by kokorin » Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:23 pm

Hello,

I have already applied for GTV - stage 2 which is still processing,
but I urgently need to travel outside the UK. As most probably my visa application
will be withdrawn, can I "reuse" my initial endorsement for another
visa application while I am back in the UK (considering the 3-month validity period has not expired),
or I need to start my GTV application from the beginning from stage 1?

Also - just to make sure - I still have my skilled worker visa valid until January 2025 so I assume there won't be any problem with entering UK in one week from now, even if current application is withdrawn?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Travel during Stage 2 application - Another endorsement needed?

Post by kokorin » Tue Jul 09, 2024 2:49 pm

Short update:
Interestingly enough, I called UK Visas and Immigration contact centre and they claim that when visa application is withdrawn during stage 2, I need to apply for a new endorsement as well. But at the same time they could not provide me any legal basis or rule that will support that.

For me that does not have any sense since endorsement is not a visa application per se. I have read some workflow tutorials designed for caseworkers deciding about visa applications and there is no information that application might be rejected based on the endorsement which is still valid.
It is rather clearly stated that if the endorsement was not withdrawn by the endorsing body, it should be accepted. Well, I guess it is an interesting case.

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Re: Travel during Stage 2 application - Another endorsement needed?

Post by meself2 » Tue Jul 09, 2024 3:01 pm

kokorin wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2024 2:49 pm
, I called UK Visas and Immigration
This helpline is outsourced, you're not speaking to HO staff - its contractors. There has often been the case when the guidance given was incorrect.

I'd be extremely cautious with their advice if I were you.
Not a qualified immigration adviser. Use links and references given to gain confirmation and/or extra information.

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Re: Travel during Stage 2 application - Another endorsement needed?

Post by zimba » Tue Jul 09, 2024 3:23 pm

kokorin wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2024 2:49 pm
Short update:
Interestingly enough, I called UK Visas and Immigration contact centre and they claim that when visa application is withdrawn during stage 2, I need to apply for a new endorsement as well. But at the same time they could not provide me any legal basis or rule that will support that.

For me that does not have any sense since endorsement is not a visa application per se. I have read some workflow tutorials designed for caseworkers deciding about visa applications and there is no information that application might be rejected based on the endorsement which is still valid.
It is rather clearly stated that if the endorsement was not withdrawn by the endorsing body, it should be accepted. Well, I guess it is an interesting case.
I do not think this is correct. You should also be able to return as your current visa remain valid as normal
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