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Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Success Stories

Based in Covent Garden, Richmond Chambers is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading immigration law firms for creative sector professionals seeking to apply for a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa or Tier 1 Exceptional Promise visa.   Our clients include actors, film writers and directors, musicians, artists, dancers and fashion designers.

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Success Stories

  • Our immigration barristers represented a Film Writer and Director who was previously in the UK as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant and who had found out at short notice that he would not be able to extend his leave in this category. We quickly made his application for Leave to Remain in the UK, applying for endorsement from PACT at the same time. His application was granted and he is now able to apply for settlement after three years, relying on a combination of his time in the Tier 2 and Exceptional Talent routes;
  • The Richmond Chambers immigration team prepared an Exceptional Promise application for an up and coming artist whose work had been featured in galleries and in international publications. She was then able to use the priority service in the United States to make her visa application to come to the UK;
  • We prepared an application for our client, a New Zealand national, to come to the UK in the Exceptional Promise category as a theatre performer. We were able to find reviews from his performances around the world and convince the Arts Council that he had shown Exceptional Promise;
  • Our client had a career as a teenage pop star in Taiwan, but had recently transitioned to writing music for, amongst other genres, film and video games. We were able to rely on the totality of his work to convince the Arts Council to grant his application;
  • Richmond Chambers assisted a PhD student, a fiddler, specialising in folk music, to secure endorsement from the Arts Council of England as an exceptionally promising musician;

To discuss your Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa application with one of our immigration barristers, contact our immigration lawyers on 0203 617 9173 or complete our enquiry form below.

  • Richmond Chambers represented an Australian singer / songwriter who was granted an Exceptional Promise visa.  Our client is now able to continue to represent her record label, build a fan-base and contribute to the UK music scene;
  • Our immigration barristers assisted twins who were classically trained pianists to make their applications for endorsement together. The Arts Council granted both applications less than one month after receiving their applications;
  • The immigration team at Richmond Chambers represented a musician who had headlined music festivals across the world.  We assisted him to apply for endorsement as an Exceptionally Talented musician and then arranged for him to receive his visa for the UK within 24 hours, to enable him to travel on pre-arranged dates.
  • We represented a talented US fashion designer who was successfully granted an Exceptional Promise visa to move to the UK and continue her promising career.
  • Our immigration barristers assisted a young composer for film, who was previously studying for a Master’s degrees in the UK, to make a successful application for endorsement as a Tier 1 Exceptional Promise Migrant by the Arts Council of England;
  • Our immigration team assisted a sound engineer, songwriter, producer, drummer, pianist and singer to make an Exceptional Promise endorsement application to the Arts Council of England.  Our client has since been granted entry to the UK.

Contact our Exceptional Talent Visa Immigration Barristers

For advice and assistance in relation to an application for a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa or Tier 1 Exceptional Promise visa, contact our immigration barristers on 0203 617 9173 or complete our enquiry form below.


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