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Tier 1 Exceptional Talent / Promise Visa2020-01-03T00:09:07+00:00

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa covers applicants working in the field of science, engineering, humanities and the arts. It is open to individuals who demonstrate an aptitude to be world-leading or internationally recognised in their field.

Applying for a Exceptional Talent Visa

You can apply for a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa if you are either

A recognised leader (exceptional talent)

Applicants who have already demonstrated they have already made a significant contribution as a leader in their field

  • Be an active researcher in relevant field e.g. university
  • Have a PhD or equivalent research experience
  • Provide a dated letter of personal recommendation from an eminent person resident in the UK supporting the Tier 1 visa application – they must be familiar with your work and your contribution to the field, qualified to assess your claim to be a world leader in your field
  • Be a member of your national academy or a foreign member of academies of other countries (particularly UK)
  • Have been awarded a prestigious internationally recognised prize
  • Provide a written recommendation from a reputable UK organisation concerned with research in your field. The dated letter must be written by an authorised senior member of the organisation, such as Chief-Executive, Vice-Chancellor, or similar, on official paper

Or

An emerging leader (promised talent)

  • Applicants who may be earlier in their careers but have already shown potential to make significant contribution as a future leader in their fields
  • Be an active researcher in a relevant field e.g. university
  • Have a PhD or equivalent research experience
  • Provide a dated letter of personal recommendation from an eminent person resident in the UK supporting the Tier 1 visa application – they must be familiar with your work and your contribution to the field, qualified to assess your claim to be a world leader in your field
  • Be at an early stage in your career
  • Have been awarded, hold or have held in the past five year, a prestigious UK-based Research Fellowship, or an international Fellowship or advanced research post judged by the competent body to be of equivalent standing