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Tier 2 (ICT) to Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

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Tier 2 (ICT) to Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

Post by bikku » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:16 pm

I am currently in UK with Tier 2 ICT VISA and would like to move to Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visa - Can someone confirm whether it is possible or not ?

If yes then can i apply from UK ?

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Re: Tier 2 (ICT) to Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

Post by CR001 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:12 am

Not the easiest visa to get and you have to be endorsed and go through two stage process. Not many apply for it.
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Re: Tier 2 (ICT) to Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

Post by LenaRiab » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:10 pm

Yes it's possible, and yes you can apply from the UK (i.e. no need to leave if your TIer 2 is still valid).

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Re: Tier 2 (ICT) to Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

Post by aseleznov » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:29 pm

Dear Bikku,

Yes, you can switch to Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Route from any of these visas:
- Tier 1
- Tier 2
- Tier 5 (Temporary worker - Government Authorised Exchange) on an exchange scheme for sponsored researchers

Official description of the procedure is here: ... -this-visa