Indefinite Leave to Remain: Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visas
MLC Immigration Lawyers have extensive experience in helping individuals secure Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) for those who have been granted a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa and been in the UK for three years or more. Our UK business immigration services ensure your ILR application is completed thoroughly and accurately to ensure a successful outcome.
The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa is for individuals who have been recognised as leaders or emerging leaders in their field of expertise.
The requirements for securing ILR under a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa are as follows:
- The individual must have had a UK visa for at least three years or more. This period does not need to be spent entirely under an Exceptional Talent Visa, although the most recent visa must be in this category. Time spent as a Tier 1 (General), (Entrepreneur), (Investor) or Tier 2 (General) and Innovator categories is acceptable.
- The applicant must not have left the UK for more than 180 days during their stay.
- The individual must demonstrate proof of earnings in the expert field they were endorsed for.
- They must also still be endorsed by the endorsing body which helped them secure a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa.
- The English language requirement for ILR is either being from an English-speaking country, having a degree which was taught in English or by taking a UKVI-approved English language test and achieving level B1.
- The applicant must not be in breach of UK immigration laws and if they have a criminal record should consult with an immigration lawyer.
The process of applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain under the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa category is somewhat complicated and requires a copious amount of paperwork as well as restrictions on timing. It is advised to work with an experienced British immigration lawyer to ensure your ILR application is successful.
MLC Immigration Lawyers have over 200 positive reviews on Google and are renowned for our transparent, extensive service helping individuals settle in the UK. Contact us for a free initial assessment to discuss applying for ILR under the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent UK visa category.