The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa route is now closed to new Applicants. Migrants already on the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route can still apply to extend their visa (under the Global Talent route) or apply for settlement. For initial applications, please see the Global Talent page.
The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route was for exceptionally talented individuals in the fields of science, humanities, engineering, the arts and digital technology. The UK government recognises that this route is for those who are internationally recognised at the highest level in their particular field and therefore they should have few restrictions on their economic activity whilst they are in the UK.
Our expert team of immigration lawyers are proud to represent talented individuals who have a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa and who then wish to apply for indefinite leave to remain in order to settle in the UK.
Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Settlement Applications
Tier 1 Exceptional Talent migrants can apply for settlement having lived and worked in the UK for 3 years. Tier 1 Exceptional Promise migrants must wait 5 years before being eligible to apply for settlement. Applicants must still be endorsed by the endorsement body who issued the endorsement for the initial visa application and must be still be in paid work in their chosen field. The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Endorsement bodies were:
- Arts Council England – for arts and culture applications;
- The British Academy – for humanities and social science applications;
- The Royal Society – for natural sciences and medical science research applications;
- The Royal Academy of Engineering – for engineering applications; and
- Tech City UK – for digital technology applications.
Applicants must also meet the other requirements for indefinite leave to remain such as demonstrating continuous residence in the UK with no excessive absences, pass the Life in the UK Test and meet the English language requirement.
Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Settlement Lawyers
If you are a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent or Exceptional Promise migrant who has been in the UK for 3 or 5 years and is now eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain, then please contact our expert immigration team so we can explore your options with you.
Once we have taken your instructions, we can assist you in the preparation of your visa application and advise you of the documentary evidence required to be submitted with the application. Our expert team have previously been instructed by talented migrants to apply for the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent settlement visa and are well versed in the immigration rules and the Home Office’s supplementary guidance to prepare and submit a properly executed application.
We are a UK law firm based in Middle Temple, London and our solicitors are fully authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Contact our professional personal immigration team today and we can offer you a consultation in person or via telephone or Skype so we can explore your options. You can leave us a message on our Contact Form or give us a call on 02071830570.