Expansion of the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent/ Promise) criteria
The application criteria for the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent/ Promise visa route has been expanded to allow those in a wider range of eligible senior academic or research positions to apply
An accelerated Tier 1 Exceptional Talent/ Promise endorsement route exists for specific peer-reviewed fellowships from the Research Councils UK, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Wellcome Trust, and the Academies (the British Academy, Royal Society, and the Royal Academy of Engineering). The list of fellowships which are eligible for endorsement under this accelerated route has been expanded to include fellowships awarded by the National Institute for Health Research.
The required supporting documents when applying for endorsement from Tech Nation (one of the Designated Competent Bodies) have been amended to require three rather than two letters of support from organisations in the digital technology sector and there is now a greater emphasis on ‘product led’ digital technology.
For more information see our Tier 1 Exceptional Talent/ Promise guidance at: staffimmigration.admin.ox.ac.uk/tier-1-exceptional-talent and contact Solveig Alsaker (firstname.lastname@example.org).