Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visas

(Tier 1) Visa, offers a pathway for skilled and promising tech professionals worldwide seeking to relocate to the UK.

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Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visas Explained by the UK's #1 Immigration Law Firm

You can apply for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa if you’ve been endorsed in your field in science, humanities, engineering, medicine, digital technology or the arts as:

You must also be from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Speak to our assessment team now to confirm your eligibility and options for free on 0203 384 4389.

Application Process

There’s a 2-stage application process to get this visa.

You first need to apply to the Home Office for endorsement as a leader or an emerging leader in your particular field.

Then, once you have been endorsed, you can apply for the visa.

There are 2,000 places available under this visa category between 6 April to 5 April of the following year.

How long it will take

After you get your endorsement, the earliest you can apply for a visa is 3 months before you travel. 

Example: You can apply from 16 March if you plan to travel on 15 June. You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks when you apply from outside the UK.

How long you can stay

You can stay in the UK for up to:

You can choose how long you want to apply for, up to the maximum time allowed. You only have to pay the healthcare surcharge for the amount of time you choose to stay. You can apply to extend this visa for up to another 5 years. You can apply for settlement once you’ve been in the UK for:

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What you can and can't do

You can:
You can not:

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Eligibility

To get a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa, you need to be endorsed as a leader (exceptional talent) or emerging leader (exceptional promise) in one of the following:

How to get endorsed

You can apply online. If you’re a digital technology specialist you’ll also need to apply for a Tech Nation Visa Scheme endorsement.

How long it takes

You’ll usually get a decision within 8 weeks. You may get a faster decision if you’re a digital technology specialist and one of the following applies:

You may also get a faster decision if you either:

Documents you must provide

When you apply for your visa you’ll need to provide:
You need a page in your passport that’s blank on both sides for your visa. You need to provide a certified translation of any documents that are not in English or Welsh. You may need to provide additional documents depending on your circumstances.

Extend your visa

You can apply to extend your visa if:

You should apply before your current visa expires.

How long you can stay

A Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa can be extended for up to 5 years.

For comprehensive information regarding this Visa, including eligibility criteria, investment requirements, and the application process, it is recommended to consult with specialized UK immigration solicitors.

Call your dedicated UK immigration solicitor at 0203 384 4389 

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How long it takes

You should get your visa:
You’ll be contacted if your application is complex and will take longer, for example:
Once you’ve applied you can stay in the UK until you’ve been given a decision, as long as you applied before your last visa expired.

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Family Members

Your family members (dependants) must apply to join or remain with you in the UK if they’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. A dependant is any of the following:

Children born while you’re in the UK

If you have children while you’re in the UK, you can apply for permission for them to stay. You must do this if you want to travel in and out of the UK with them. When you apply, send a full UK birth certificate for each child showing the names of both parents.

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What is the benefit of using UK Immigration Solicitors?

Immigration rules are complex and subject to regular changes and revisions. This itself presents problems as it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they are aware of and have complied with any changes to the routes, processes and evidence requirements.

Failure to meet strict rules is likely to result in the application being refused which, in turn, is likely have an emotional and financial strain on you and your family.

It is our job to ensure we are fully aware of the latest immigration rules, policies and procedures. We don’t leave matters to chance. Once you become a client of ours, we explain our strategy and tell you exactly how we propose to get you the right result. We will pinpoint the positives and negatives of your circumstances and explain where issues may arise and what would need to be done to fix them. We provide step by step guidance and advice throughout the entire process professionally. Our vast experience allows us to foresee problems before they arise and proactively adopt a strategic action plan.

We have illustrated our typical scope of service below so you can understand what we do for you as paid of our service:

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Here are just some of the reasons to choose us:

What is Free Needs Assessment?

If you have an immigration related problem or question, you can have a free assessment with a member of our assessments team.

The assessor will establish why you are calling and what you are looking for assistance with. The assessor will ask you a series of questions to determine your circumstances in relation to your objectives.

The assessment is 100% private and confidential. As we are a private law firm, we work with our clients to overturn Government decisions daily. We do not share any information with any third party.

Although the assessor will be a trained immigration specialist, they are not solicitors and therefore will not give you detailed legal advice or guidance.

If you want to establish what your options are and the best way forward for you, your assessor will collate the necessary information and then speak with one of the resident senior solicitors at the firm to determine what your options are, if and how we could assist and confirm whether we would be prepared to take your case. If we can assist, you will be provided with an Agreed Fixed Fee quotation which is a single legal fee to cover the firms cost of representation agreed from the outset and binding for all parties.

The free assessment is no obligation and you are merely given clarity on your position and options to move forward.

If you have a complex matter or require legal advice regarding a specific issue, you will most likely require a legal consultation.

This is a separate service and is chargeable at the prevailing rates.

Please note, UK Immigration Solicitors are a private law firm and are not part of the Government. We do not accept legal aid instructions. Although we are happy to assist genuine callers, we are not a directory service and sadly are unable to provide you with Government telephone numbers.

To get started you can either call us on 0203 384 4389 or complete the assessment form and one of the team will call you

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