This is a specially designed route under the Points Based System for highly skilled individuals, who can apply for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa if they have received an endorsement in their area of expertise in fields such as science, humanities, medicine, engineering, digital technology, arts and recently fashion designers were also added to the list.
You can apply for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visa if you have been endorsed in your field in science, humanities, engineering, medicine, digital technology or the arts as:
- A recognized leader (exceptional talent)
- An emerging leader (exceptional promise)
Exceptional Talent is a category which is for applicants who have already demonstrated that they have made a significant contribution as a leader in their field.
Exceptional Promise is a category which is for applicants who may be early in their careers but already have shown the potential to make significant contributions as a future leader in their field.