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Exceptionally Talented migrant

Exceptional Talent visa

If you are internationally endorsed and recognised as an authority or a leader in the field of Science, Humanities, Engineering, Medicine, digital technology or the arts, you are a non-EEA or a Swiss national then you may apply to work in the UK under the Exceptional Talent Visa(Tier 1).

The application consists of two stages –

Stage 1 – You must initially apply to the Home Office to obtain an endorsement as a leader or an emerging leader in your relevant field. The fields and its considering bodies are –

  • science
  • engineering
  • humanities
  • medicine
  • digital technology
  • the arts

Your application for endorsement is considered by:

  • Arts Council England
  • British Academy
  • Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Royal Society
  • Tech City UK

Stage 2 – even if you obtain the endorsement from the Home Office, the visa under this category is not automatic. You must then make the application to regularise your stay in the UK – Visa application in country or from outside.

There are limited places available under this visa category, with 500 places released on both 6 April and 1 October each year.

You can stay in the UK under this category up to –

  • 5 years and 4 months if you apply outside the UK
  • 5 years if you apply inside the UK

At the end of the 5th year you can then extend it to another 5 years. However even if you are endorsed you cannot take up work as a doctor or dentist in training or work as a professional sportsperson or sports coach.

Call us on 0808 168 8677 (local rate) to find out more about our Exceptionally Talented migrant law services or alternatively go to "Meet the Team" to contact one of our specialists directly.

With solicitors offices in Battersea, Hanover Square London, Harlesden, Harrow and Wembley, Hodders Law can provide the services of a local solicitor backed up by the strength of a big firm expertise.

Our Testimonials

“Dear Karen,

Thank you very much indeed for all that you, William Brown, and your support team at Hodders have done in connection with this purchase, and with the associated sale of Wallers Haven Barn. There were many times when I thought that we were not going to make one or the other, and it is in very large part down to your persistence that we are exchanged. Your care, patience and attention to detail have been much appreciated.

Mr L
March 2016


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