Exceptional Talent Visa Route to end on 20th February 2020.

If you are planning to apply for a visa under this route  you must apply before the above date ( though endorsement letters issued after this date will still be valid under the new “ Global Talent Route”.)

This “Global Talent Visa” route, as promised by Boris Johnson , seems to offer some genuine good news for universities and research institutions by making researchers named within an application for qualifying research funding automatically eligible for a visa. The route will be attractive to eligible scientists and researchers as they will be able to settle in the UK after just 3 years and as neither they nor their dependents will be prevented from settling on account of excess absences where those absences were work -related.