There is a 2-stage application process for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent):
- stage 1 (endorsement)
- stage 2 (apply for entry clearance or leave to remain)
You should complete this form before starting stage 2.
If you already hold a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa or leave to remain, you do not need to complete stage 1.
If you currently hold a visa or leave to remain, you must apply for stage 2 before your current visa or leave expires.
Before you apply
Before you begin your application, read the full guidance on:
- when to apply
- required documents
The fee for an application for endorsement for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) is £456.00.
Find more information on the Accession of Croatia (Immigration and Worker Authorisation) Regulations 2013.
We will use the email address you enter in this form to contact you about this application. You must notify us immediately if your email address changes by using form MCC
How long it takes you to complete the application will depend on your particular situation. You will be able to save your application and come back to it at another time if you need to.
If you are inactive for 25 minutes you will be automatically logged out.
If your visa application allows you to stay in the UK for more than 6 months at a time, as part of the application process, you are also required to apply for a biometric immigration document, commonly known as a biometric residence permit (BRP).
How we use your data
The Home Office will use the personal information you provide to consider your application. We may also share your information with other public and private sector organisations in the UK and overseas. For more detail please see the Privacy Notice for the Border, Immigration and Citizenship system. This also sets out your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and explains how you can access your personal information and complain if you have concerns about how we are using it.