Guidance on policy for UK visas under Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) was replaced by the Global Talent category on 20 February 2020. Several transitional arrangements apply to applicants who are affected by this change.

Here’s what you need to know.

  • Applicants who hold a valid Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) endorsement (Stage 1) but have not yet applied for entry clearance or leave to remain in line (Stage 2), can use this endorsement to apply for Global Talent. The initial requirements mirror those previously applied to Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) applicants
  • Applicants who currently hold Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) leave and who wish to apply to extend their stay, must do so under the Global Talent The extension requirements mirror those previously applied to Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) applicants
  • Applicants who are currently in the UK under Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) and who wish to apply for settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain) may do so without the need to switch into the Global Talent route
  • Applicants who wish to apply as the dependant of a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) migrant may continue to do so

For more information on Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) and how you may be affected by the changes, send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk to book a telephone/skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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