Accelerated Tier 1 Visas for BHF Fellows and Chairs

The BHF is collaborating with the Royal Society to make it easier for exceptionally talented and promising researchers from outside the UK to join our research community.

A number of BHF fellowships are recognised for accelerated endorsement under the Home Office Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route. This visa route enables individuals with exceptional talent or exceptional promise in the fields of science, medicine, engineering, social sciences and humanities to live and work in the UK.

Applying for this type of visa is a two stage process:

  1. Eligibility check by a designated competent body and endorsement as either "Exceptional Talent" or "Exceptional Promise".
  2. Immigration application.

If you have been granted one of the following fellowships you will be guaranteed to pass the eligibility check stage and endorsed as either:

  • Exceptional Talent
    • BHF Personal Chairs.
  • Exceptional Promise
    • BHF Intermediate Clinical or Basic Science Research Fellows.
    • BHF Senior Clinical or Basic Science Research Fellows.

Further information, including FAQs and guidance for applicants is available from the Royal Society and the Home Office.