General advice on Personal Statement

Sometimes it happens that potential applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa send me their drafts of personal statements and ask about my opinion. I want to write officially and in bold: guys, I am not an authorised assessor of 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.

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Switch to Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa from Tier 2 / Tier 1 / Tier 5

I got many questions from people about switching to Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. They, actually, live in the United Kingdom. Mainly, they have a Tier 2 General visa and are employed by UK companies. But they feel the power to be entrepreneurs and they have unique expertise knowledge in digital technologies for this. Hence, they deserve the freedom and power of Tech Nation Visa.

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Should I have a startup to get Endorsement?

After browsing profiles of actual holders of the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa or Tier 1 Exceptional Promise visa, there is a danger to worry. And think that startups are a natural attribute of these people.

However, there is true and false in these thoughts. Simultaneously.
Yes, I agree that over 80% of all people within the mentioned community have already founded (or co-founded) their startups. BUT!

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What to write in Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Personal Statement?

I also didn’t know what to write in Personal Statement for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. Time and hardworking helped. As a result, every time I receive a question from a future Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa applicant, I remember my own feelings. It was the starting point when I was standing in him or her shoes.

I deeply understand what they are thinking and try to help as much as possible. I have already done some writing about Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Personal Statement. Today I will write a little bit more about a structure of the Personal Statement and some other related topics. By the way, you can find examples of Personal Statements in the Talent Visa App. I have developed it after numerous requests to provide a sample Personal Statement (and other supporting documents for visa application)

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Final Steps of Stage 2 in Tech Nation Visa Process

After all, filling the forms and printing documents, you will have the final point of Stage 2 Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Process. In other words, you need to go to the Visa Centre and bring a bundle of application with supporting documents. In most cases, you will go to the partner’s centre – VFS Global, TSL Connect or other services.
These companies are not the Home Office (or previously it was called UKVI). They are outsourcing and technology services. However, they are trusted by many governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. For example, UK Visas and Immigration has a partnership with VFS Global in 33 countries.

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