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Tier 1 UK Visas (Exceptional Talent)

The Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) category is for those who are internationally recognised as world leaders or potential world-leading talent in the fields of science, humanities, engineering, medicine, digital technology or the arts and who wish to work in the UK.

The category will be overseen by world-renowned 'competent bodies', which will advise the UKBA on these "exceptionally talented" migrants to ensure they are the brightest and best in their field.  These four 'competent bodies' are The Royal Society, Arts Council England, The Royal Academy of Engineering and The British Academy.

There are limited places available under this visa category, with 500 places released on both 6 April and 1 October each year.

To qualify for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa you must score 85 points for your attributes as follows:

  • 75 points for endorsement by Designated Competent Body,  and
  • 10 points for English language (funds).

Our fee for managing Tier 1 (Exceptional talent) visa applications is:

Postal application:

£2500 + VAT

Dependants, applying in the UK:

£350 + VAT each

Dependants, applying Out of Country: £550 + VAT each

Premium same day service (in UK only):

add £450 + VAT

The Home Office charges are:

Postal application:

£293(initial application)/£585 (extension) plus £585 for each dependant

Same day service:

£883(initial application)/£1175 (extension) plus £1175 for each dependant

Out-of-country applications:

£293(initial application)/£585 (extension) plus £585 for each dependant
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