Caters for South Africans that industry leaders (or emerging leaders) in the following fields:
- Digital Technology
- The Arts
Applicants with PhD’s in the above fields can consider this visa feasible.
Specifics of the Tier 1 (Exceptionally Talented) visa:
Introducing the Tier 1 (Exceptionally Talented) visa:
Caters for educated South Africans that are industry leaders (or emerging leaders) looking to take their expertise into the United Kingdom.
Applicants have to be assessed by relevant governing bodies in the UK to confirm that they are recognized industry leaders.
Based on our experience, PhD students are prime candidates.
Duration of visa:
Tier 1 (Exceptionally Talented) visa is issued for the duration of an initial 3 year period.
Granted. This Tier 1 (Exceptionally Talented) visa grants settlement rights. Time spent in the UK therefore counts toward earning British nationality.
Permitted. Immediate family members (married like partner and minors) are permitted to join the main applicant.
3 weeks. From the date of submission, applicants experience an average of 15 working day processing times.
Common Reason for Refusal:
Most of these cases are refused based on being incorrectly assessed by the relevant governing body, insufficient supporting documents and conflicting information presented in the supporting documents.
Once South Africans are awarded entry clearance (permission to study in the UK), there are not easy means to extending their stay. Therefore this particular category of visa does not offer a long term solution to experiencing life in the UK.
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