Tier -1 (Global Talent Visa) Scheme
Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa replaced by Global Talent visa on 20 February 2020
The Exceptional Talent visa is subject to an annual limit of 2000 places set by the UK Home Office.
Global talent Visa, there is no longer any cap on the number of visas available. It now includes a new fast-track scheme arranged by UK Research and Innovation UKRI for world-leading scientists, top researchers and mathematicians for entry to the UK
This category allows a limited number of people who are considered to be leaders or emerging leaders in a small number of fields to enter the UK. You will need to come under Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa or Tier 1 Exceptional Promise criteria. A big benefit of this category compared to the Tier 2 visa and Tier 2 Sponsor Licence scheme is that you can work freely for almost any employer or run your own business or be self employed.
Before applying for this visa applicants must first ask for endorsement by a recognized designated competent body via a UK Home Office application in one of the following fields: