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Are you a recognised world leader in a particular industry or profession? Are you a ‘rising star’ or an emerging leader, showing a lot of promise in a particular field? Then you may be eligible for a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. These are issued to those with exceptional talent in Science, Humanities, Engineering, Medicine, Digital Technology or the Arts.
The UK government recognises the need for bringing in and nurturing exceptional talent from around the world, to further enrich the UK. They also recognise the need for as little economic restriction as possible for those people whilst here. That is why this visa allows holders to carry out paid and voluntary work, be self-employed and change jobs without notifying the Home Office. With this visa, you can also travel abroad and return to the UK, as well as bring family members with you.
For those wishing to enter on this visa, you will need to be sponsor by the designated competent body for your field. This could be Arts Council England or the Royal Academy of Engineering. They will decide whether you classify as a world-leading talent and, once approved, you can start your application.
Our immigration lawyers can help you successfully gain your Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. We can assess your eligibility, help you obtain an official recommendation and perform a full document check. One of our lawyers can also provide you with a Letter of Representation. This letter presents your case and its merits, referencing any UK immigration laws relevant to your application. Get in touch on 0333 363 8577 or use our online enquiry form to speak to an immigration lawyer about your Tier 1 Visa application now.
To be eligible for an Exceptional Talent Visa, you must:
Provided you are still working in your field of expertise and your endorsement remains, then you may apply for an extension for up to five years.
You may apply for this online, by post or in person through the premium service.
It usually takes up to eight weeks if applying from inside the UK, and up to three weeks if applying from outside the UK.
No. The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa includes those who are recognised leaders or emerging leaders in the arts, such as music and drama, to enrich the cultural life of the UK.
The Home Office also recently added fashion design to the qualifying Artist Visa UK sectors. The designated competent body for these applications is Arts Council England, in co-operation with the British Fashion Council.
At IAS, we have a team of expert lawyers who are highly-equipped to guide you through each stage of your Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application process.
Our services include:
Contact IAS on 0333 363 8577 or make an enquiry online to speak with an immigration lawyer about your Tier 1 Visa application now.
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