If you want someone to read Personal Statement

Personal Statement is one of the main questions in every Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application

Sometimes it happens with Global Talent Visa applicants: they want someone to read Personal Statement and give the comments. Actually, as you know potential applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa send me their drafts of personal statements. They need someone to proofread their thoughts on paper. They want to hear my opinion. And I am more than happy to share it. However, there are some insights you must know.

Before Someone read Personal Statement…

At the same time, you need to do two things. Firstly, please, read the Disclaimer. However, if you have just opened a new tab with my disclaimer and continue to read here, I want to say officially and in bold. I am not an authorised person to read and assess your personal statements neither for Exceptional Promise nor for Exceptional Talent visa applications.

Hence, it is not a difficult task for me to read a piece of text and write what I think about it, but this is not the primary goal of this Blog. Moreover, any personal opinion (mine or any other person) – it is just a bunch of thoughts. Only Tech Nation Visa Panel makes the final decision, and only people who are members of this Panel are entitled to make any official comments. Or immigration advisors, who are authorised by OISC.

At the same time, sometimes it happens, and I write my humble opinion about apparent problems in the personal statements to the authors. I have decided to publish some of my answers (concerning the privacy and confidential information) to repeat the main bullet points of Personal Statement for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa. That’s why more people, who, maybe, will not have time to dig deeper into my old posts will keep their eye on these critical things.

Must-Read Before You Make the Draft

Firstly, I still recommend to read my previous articles about Personal Statement:

  1. Personal Statement for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent UK Visa in details
  2. How to Write Personal Statement
  3. Five must do’s in your Personal Statement

Secondly, you can read samples of Personal Statements here. They will provide you with a general feel of what you need to write about and what you need to avoid. As of November 2018, I put two examples of Personal Statements there – one for Tech Route and the other – for Business Route applicants.

Example of My Reply

Finally, this is one of my replies about the draft of someone’s Personal Statement I have read:

“Hi Good Person, please, excuse me for a delay in understanding your personal statement for your talent visa. Finally, I have done this. I can say that you have […] background, but you paid too much attention to your past achievements. I have not found answers to all the questions, which are highlighted in the Tech Nation Visa Guidelines.

For example, you do not write about particular (even rough) plan what you suggest to do in the UK.
Also, you do not write what region have you chosen to come and why. Finally, what are your thoughts regarding, for example, next 5 – 10 years?
According to the Guidelines, it is required to write about long-term plans too.

So, the main things are:

  • cut extremely technical description of your past achievements;
  • focus on the future roadmap of your life in the United Kingdom.

Your past is a basis of your future in the UK so please, write how your existing experience will help you to influence on UK tech industry or digital technology at all.

I hope these thoughts will be helpful to you. Please, keep in mind that I am not an immigration advisor, and all the ideas above are my personal opinion. Thanks and good luck with your Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application, Good Person!”

If you have your own questions about Global Talent Visa – please, let me know.

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.

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