Exceptional Talent visa (Tier 1)

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Overview

You can no longer apply for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa.

You may be able to apply for a Global Talent visa if:

  • you’re a recognised leader (exceptional talent) 

  • you’re an emerging leader (exceptional promise) 

  • you have a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) endorsement

If you already have a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa

You can still apply:

You can apply for settlement once you’ve been in the UK for:

  • 3 years with an exceptional talent visa
  • 3 years with an exceptional talent endorsement in science
  • 5 years with an exceptional promise endorsement in either arts and culture or digital technology