Points-based system: Tier 1 (Exceptional talent)

Closed to new entrants and extensions on 20 February 2020, this route was replaced by Global Talent. This category was for highly skilled people in the fields of science, humanities, engineering, the Arts (encompassing culture, fashion, architecture, film and television), and digital technology who wished to work in the UK. Applicants were already internationally recognised at the highest level as leaders in their particular field or had demonstrated exceptional promise and were likely to become leaders in their particular field. Applications for settlement as a Tier 1 (Exceptional talent) migrant can continue to be submitted after 20 February 2020.

Here’s what you need to know.

  • Applicants must be 18 or over
  • Entry clearance is mandatory
  • Biometric information is required for applications made in the UK
  • Dependants are allowed
  • Knowledge of language and life is required (for indefinite leave to remain applications)

For more information on Points-based system: Tier 1 (Exceptional talent), send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk to book a telephone/skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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