UNITED KINGDOM – Government Doubles Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visas
The UK Home Office has announced that the number of visas available annually through the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route is increasing from 1000 to 2000.
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visas are available to non-EEA nationals who are recognised as existing global leaders or promising future leaders in the digital technology, science, arts and creative sectors by one of five UK endorsing organisations:
- Tech City UK;
- Arts Council England;
- The British Academy;
- The Royal Society;
- The Royal Academy of Engineering.
The current allocation of 1000 visas – which is split between the five endorsing organisations – will remain, and the additional places will be made available across all the endorsing bodies dependent on need.