Work and business visas

Exceptional Talent Visa

Exceptional Talent Visa

If you are a non-EEA national who is internationally recognised as a world leader in your field or as having the potential to become a world leader, you may be eligible for an exceptional talent visa.

You will need an endorsement from an appropriate body, which are:

  • The Royal Society;
  • The Royal Academy of Engineering;
  • The British Academy;
  • The Arts Council;
  • Tech City UK.

As an Exceptional Talent visa holder, you will have a full right to work in the UK. This can be for an employer, as a director of a company or as a self-employed person.

You will be entitled to bring your partner and any children under the age of 18 to accompany or join you as your dependents.

After three years as an exceptional talent or 5 years as a promising talent, you will be eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain.

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Alternatively, please call our immigration solicitors on 0161 820 8888 for a no obligation discussion.

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You can decide how long you remain in the UK, up to a maximum of 5 years.

There is a limit of 2000 Exceptional Talent visas per year. These are split between the different bodies and has never been reached.

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