List of documents for Visa Stage

You must tick all the boxes in order to send the documents for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

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What list of documents for Visa Stage shall I add to my Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application? This question arises quite frequently and is caused by an absence of detailed guideline for this stage of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa.

In my opinion, thanks to the efforts of Tech Nation, the Endorsement Stage (or Stage 1) is better documented and informational supported. But let’s cut philosophical suggestions and move to the subject.

Talking about your visa application package on “per item” basis you have to provide the following supporting documents:

  1. Valid passport or other valid travel identification with at least a couple of free pages.
  2. A printed copy of your Endorsement Letter. By the way, after receiving an Endorsement Letter you need to print it out in two (2) copies: the first copy – to put into this visa package and the second copy – to hang on the wall :). It will inspire you in cloudy days and in an unhappy mood.
  3. Printed visa application.
  4. Tuberculosis test certificate (if you need so).
  5. Copy of Marriage Certificate with translation. If you have a dependent life partner who in future, hopefully, will be your Exceptional Talent Partner.
  6. Copy of Birth Certificate with translation (if you have a dependent child, who will be your Exceptional Talent Child).
  7. Information about the appointment. Just in order to be in time at the visa centre.
  8. (Optional) Payment receipt on Additional Services of the Visa Centre.
  9. (Optional) Flight reservation on the dates of intended coming to the UK.
  10. (Optional) Booking of your accommodation for these dates.
  11. (Optional) Bank statement of the last three (3) months.

Optional Docs

A brief comment regarding the last three optional documents. If you have ever applied for the UK Standard Visitor Visa – you added practically the same docs. So why I have added them to my Tier 1 visa application?

I think that every fact in your visa application must be supported. So if you write about the intended day of coming – show that you have a real plan to come. And if you write about your dependants – attach the proof that you have them. At least, a visa officer will expect new applications from people with similar surname :).

At the same time, I believe, that if you will not provide these extra supporting documents – everything will be fine. There are no official Home Office requirements for them. But in order to be transparent, clear and keep peace of your mind, you can do the same as I have done.

My case is real proof – it works.

Please, pay your attention that Talent Visa Help is not updated anymore. Starting from January 5, 2021, I don't proofread drafts of Personal Statements, Letters of Recommendation or any supporting documents. Also, I do not answer individual questions either via email or Linkedin. For more details, go to the Global Talent Visa Help Updates.

Please, donate to this page if Talent Visa Help was useful for you.

Talent Visa Help has been created for informational purpose and is not an official guidance for Global Talent Visa (Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa) application.

Talent Visa Help should not be used as a substitute for the official Tech Nation Guideline or Home Office Guideline. Talent Visa Help is NOT linked either with Tech Nation or Home Office. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the texts belong solely to the authors at Talent Visa Help. The contents of Talent Visa Help do not constitute legal advice and authors accept no liability for the accuracy of information provided. Applicants should always consult the official governmental guidance and seek professional immigration advice where appropriate.

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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.

2 thoughts on “List of documents for Visa Stage”

  1. Hello Andrii,

    Let me take this opportunity to thank you for an helpful and informative website on Global Talent Visa. I am sure you are helping numerous people including myself to better understand the visa application process.
    I am currently preparing my application for Stage 2 of the application process for myself and my dependents. I have a few questions on which I thought of seeking your kind guidance:

    1. Can I apply for the Visa with travel dates beyond 3 months from the visa application date? Which is the furthest date, I cam travel if I apply my visa on say 15th Oct 2020? As you know, that there are travel and Covid-19 considerations to think about.

    2. Can I apply for 3 years, while my dependents apply for 5 years, which is the tenure required for an ILR? OR Do I have to apply for 5 years such that my dependents also get their Visa for 5 years?

    3. Can I pay Immigration Health Surcharge annually rather than paying for 3 years (self) and 5 years for dependents?

    I will most appreciate your kind response. Thank you.

    1. Hi V,
      Thanks for your compliments and questions.

      1. In the Endorsement, you will also get explanations of further process and timing. Yes, it may be changed because of COVID-19. But traditionally, you will have three months to apply for stage 2 after the Endorsement. Then you will have your vignette, which will be active for one month. However, in some cases, I know that the Home Office accepts the fact that the applicant arrives later after the vignette is already expired. You can write directly to the Home Office and ask about this.

      2. Yes, you can apply for 3 years if you are an Exceptional Talent and then apply for ILR. Your dependants must live for 5 years to get their ILRs.

      3. You cannot pay Immigration Health Surcharge on annual basis. You must pay the whole sum for you and the whole sum for your dependants. If you don’t have enough money for this – you must apply for a period, which you can pay for. Then you are allowed to apply for an extension of your visa (and your dependents’ visas).

      Hope this will be helpful for you but if you have any other questions – let me know.

      Sincerely,
      Andrii Seleznov

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