UK Government doubles existing “exceptional talent” visa offer

TECHNOLOGY NEWS: posted 16 November 2017

The UK Government is increasing the number of visas available through the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route from 1,000 to 2,000 a year, as part of its ongoing commitment to welcome talented people from across the globe, and in recognition of the importance of these innovative industries to the UK.

This will ensure that more highly skilled people who enhance the UK’s economy can come to, and work in, this country. It is a further demonstration of the government’s dedication to the global mobility of individuals who will help make sure that the UK remains at the forefront of these world-leading industries.

This announcement is part of the government’s ongoing reforms to routes to the UK from outside the EU. Ahead of the UK leaving the EU, the Home Office has also commissioned the independent Migration Advisory Committee to advise on the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU on the labour market. The results of the commission, which was published in July, will help shape the government’s decisions on the future immigration system.

Read the full story https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-doubles-exceptional-talent-visa-offer

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