Forms to apply for endorsement to support an application for initial visa or to extend (switch) under Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent).
Use these forms if you want to apply for a visa under Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent). You can use them if you are:
- outside the UK and applying for an initial visa
- already in the UK and switching into Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) from another immigration category
These forms should be used to request endorsement from the relevant competent body in the arts or sciences.
Use the form on the Tech Nation Visa Scheme website if you want to apply for endorsement to support an application in digital technology. You must also complete the application for endorsement form above.
You should also read the guidance. If your application for endorsement is refused, you can appeal against that decision using the review form.
You must also complete the application forms for the visa or extension. These are VAF9 and VAF9 appendix ET (outside the UK), or form Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) (inside the UK).