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UK offers fast track visas to top researchers and scientists

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 28 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m342
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. The BMJ

An expanded visa scheme to make it easier for leading researchers and scientists to work in the UK after Brexit will launch on 20 February, the Home Office has announced.

The Global Talent entry route, first announced by the government last August,1 will replace the existing Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route, effectively expanding it with a few key changes.

The Exceptional Talent route was set up to enable recognised leaders in certain sectors and people with exceptional promise to work in the UK. The relevant areas range from science and technology, through engineering and architecture, to fashion, film, and television.

Unlike the Exceptional Talent route, which caps the number of visas that …

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