Following its dedication to research and innovation, the UK Department of Immigration has agreed to launch a new visa system to provide exceptional talent in the fields of research and science with quick-track unrestricted visa opportunities.
The ‘ Global Talent ‘ route replaces the existing Exceptional Talent Visa scheme, and the number of people coming to the UK in that category would not be restricted accordingly.
UK Border Agency Said,
“A new, fast-track visa scheme to attract the world’s top scientists, researchers and mathematicians will open on 20 February. This follows a commitment by the Prime Minister last summer to put science, research, and innovation on the top of the government’s agenda.”
UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) will work on the path together as a single scientific body to join the Royal Society, the British Academy and the Royal Academy of Engineering. The united body will endorse the quick-track visa scheme for scientists and researchers.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson talking about the Fast-Track Visa Scheme said,
“The UK has a proud history of scientific discovery, but to lead the field and face the challenges of the future we need to continue to invest in talent and cutting edge research. That is why as we leave the EU I want to send a message that the UK is open to the most talented minds in the world, and stand ready to support them to turn their ideas into reality.”
The proposals will provide a total of £ 300 million to support mathematical science research, of which £ 60 million would be made available every year, used to double the funding for new doctorates and increase the amount of fellowships for mathematics and research projects.
On 30 January 2020, a day prior to Brexit and the visa system will be enforced on20 February, the changes will be made to immigration rules.