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Government to double Tier-1 (Exceptional Talent) Visa offer

Written by Alan Platt, Jerry Conlan
20/11/2017

It might appear that the United Kingdom Government is drastically cutting the number of immigration opportunities for those wishing to remain or to come to the United Kingdom, but there is some positive news in this respect on the horizon.

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd, has recently announced the United Kingdom Government’s intention to double the number of Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visas on offer, from a ceiling of 1000 a year up to 2000. This visa category was created to encourage those showing promise in the fields of technology, science, art and creative industries to come to base themselves in the United Kingdom. This immigration route has proven popular and has been of great benefit to the United Kingdom, attracting many talented individuals to come and develop and transfer their skills, ideas and inspirations to others. It has also resulted in the creation of employment opportunities for the resident labour market and ensures the country will remain at the forefront of technology, industry and the arts.

The Immigration Team at Gordon Dadds has helped a number of talented foreign individuals base themselves in the United Kingdom, via the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) immigration route and with the increasing possibilities in this area, we are available to advise and assist those talented individuals contemplating a move to the United Kingdom.

Alan Platt and Jerry Conlan, Directors of Immigration at Gordon Dadds, are available to advise clients in this area and on other business and employment immigration routes into the United Kingdom.

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Alan Platt

Jerry Conlan

Gordon Dadds