Immigration information

This information is intended as a guide only and should be read in conjunction with the website

The UK operates a points-based system of immigration. To work in the UK you must have a visa which permits work. Check if you need a UK visa

The two main visa types are the Skilled Worker visa and the Global Talent visa.

The Global Talent visa (formerly Tier 1 Exceptional Talent) is obtained by the individual and is not linked to a specific job or employer; sponsorship not required

The Tier 2 visa has been re-branded the Skilled Worker visa and requires sponsorship from the University of Exeter.

If you are currently living outside the UK, you will need to apply for ‘leave to enter’. If you are currently living in the UK, you will need to apply for ‘leave to remain’.

If you are currently in the UK as a student, please see the information on the UKVI website with regard to switching to a skilled worker visa

For further information on the specific visas please see the UKVI webpages below:

Public Funds

If your visa includes the condition that you have “no recourse to public funds”, the public funds document published on the Home Office website can provide more information.

Immigration advice

If you need to obtain immigration advice, the Law Society database can help you search for immigration advice around the world.