The Home Office has launched an initiative to publicise the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa category. Tier 1 (Exceptional talent) visas are for people who are internationally recognised as world leaders or potential world-leading talent in the fields of science and the arts, and who wish to work in the UK.

This working visa option helps the Home Office ensure that UK industry and academia can bring in exceptional people from across the globe.

There are 1,000 places each year available under this route, overseen by four world-renowned bodies which are able to endorse a visa candidate’s application: The Royal Society; the Arts Council England: the Royal Academy of Engineering; and the British Academy.