How long are 7000 characters with spaces?

7000 characters with spaces is a good fit for two-sided A4 page in Global Talent Visa. Photo credit: Peter Lewicki

Personal Statement for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (Global Talent Visa) hast to have 1,000 words. When counting characters, it must have approximately 7000 of them. Spaces also count. How long is this in practice? Just a page or two?

Official Tech Nation requirements

According to the Tech Nation visa guidelines you need to write a personal statement. Actually, it must have a maximum of 1000 words in length. This piece of your thoughts must explain the contribution that you will make to the UK digital technology sector. In details, your Personal Statement should include answers to the following questions:

  • Why do you want to come to the UK?
  • What is your planned occupation in the UK?
  • Which region or city of the UK are you planning to live in?
  • How will the UK digital technology sector benefit from your work?

7000 characters of your Personal Statement

Please, answer all mentioned questions with approximately 200 – 250 words per question. If you will do it then you will miss a headache of counting words and characters.

Roughly 7000 characters with spaces fit for one two-sided A4 page. Also, it can be two one-sided A4 pages :).

Anyway, your Personal Statement should not be longer than this very clear limit.

Personal Statement must be 1000 words long. It is an equivalent of 7000 characters with spaces. Photo credit: Amador Loureiro
Personal Statement must be 1000 words long. It is an equivalent of 7000 characters with spaces. Photo credit: Amador Loureiro

How to write a Personal Statement?

This is not a subject of this topic. But to make your life easier I made a nice collection of links.

They all explain to you how to write your winning Personal Statement. Hence, the only resource you need to contribute is your time and attention.

Important Insight about Global Talent Visa (Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa)

Personal Statement is NOT a separate document in the Global Talent Visa (Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa) application. It is a part of an online form, that you have to submit to Tech Nation.

I can assure that after reading all of these articles, the topic of Personal Statement for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (Global Talent Visa) will be clearer and not so scared.

The list is following:

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Author: Andrii Seleznov

TalentVisaHelp is an independent project to help more talents and promises to come to the United Kingdom. This project is created by Andrii Seleznov, Tier 1 Exceptional Promise visa recipient and Tech Nation Visa Ambassador in past. Andrii is an experienced entrepreneur, professional engineer and technical founder at Petiole. Additionally, Andrii is an Alumni Mentor at GIST Tech-I Competition and winner of local agritech Hackathons in Ukraine.

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