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Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Infographics

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The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent immigration route is for persons who are internationally recognised as world leaders or potential world-leading talent in the fields of science and arts. Where such persons look to come to work in the UK, they may apply under the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route.

The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route is for individuals who are internationally recognised as world leaders or have the 'potential' or talent to be world leaders in fields of science and the arts and are looking to work in the United Kingdom.

The process is summarised below:

  1. Obtain a Unique Reference Number from the UKBA
  2. Endorsement by a Designated Competent Body (DCB)
  3. Submit application as a Tier 1 Exceptional talent migrant
  4. UKBA considers the application and makes a decision

If an application is refused it, it can still be challenged by way of an appeal to the First Tier Tribunal within 10 working days of the date of receipt of the refusal letter.

See our infographics below:

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The process of making an initial application as a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent migrant include: -

  1. Getting an endorsement from a Designated Competent Body (DCB). Note that only the following DCBs are approved:-
    • The Royal Society
    • The British Academy
    • The Royal Academy of Engineering
    • Arts Council England
  2. The visa application - After the endorsement, the applicant may then proceed to make a visa application.

Our immigration lawyers can fully advice you on how to proceed if you are looking to make an application as a Tier 1 Exceptional talent migrant. Contact us today on 02037442797 or send us an email on

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