Talent or Promise? 3 differences in exceptional visas

Only you can assess yourself and understand is it better to apply for Promise or Talent

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Talent or Promise is a choice for each applicant for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. Actually, it is possible to rephrase a famous Shakespeare’s words “to be or not to be” into a slightly different manner. For guys who want to have Global Talent Visa, the question is “Exceptional Promise or Exceptional Talent Visa?”. I got a message from my reader: “Hi Andrii – some the exceptional promise visa exists for tech? Or only exceptional talent? I am wondering that. What the differences are…” Let’s consider the main of these differences.

Talent or Promise: Level of Achievements

Tech Nation Guidelines, have a very narrow explanation – Exceptional Talent is a recognised leader, but Exceptional Promise is an emerging leader.

In other words, for Talent, you must win Nobel Prize but for Promise – just to be nominated. Joke :).

Briefly, the main difference between the Promise and Talent is in recognition of the talent. For Exceptional Promise, you must be a potential leader. But for Exceptional Talent – you have already had to be as a leading talent. How to understand this?

I believe the most relevant measuring will be through financial achievements. If you are a founder of a company and it fulfils its business goals in reaching high profits – you can apply for Exceptional Talent. But if you are a founder whose idea became a reality but still not too profitable – try Exceptional Promise.

Talent or Promise: Supporting Documents

Requirements for supporting documents in Exceptional Promise and Exceptional Talent visa applications are the same. In other words, a person must have at least one Key criteria and at least two Qualifying criteria.

But the difference is within each of these criteria. For example, Exceptional Talent has to have a proven track record. However, Exceptional Promise needs to demonstrate his ability to get this record. Notably, a person has had two or more examples of innovation being a founder or an employee of the digital company.

Talent or Promise: Length of Stay in the United Kingdom

Final and the most formal difference: Exceptional Talent Visa is issued for three years, and after this period, you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). But Exceptional Promise Visa is issued for five years, and ILR may be used only after this period.

So I would like to write one more time – only you can assess yourself and understand is it better to apply for Promise or Talent. Several years in digital technologies are not a criterion. Your background also does not matter a lot. If you feel that you still have not achieved your primary goals as professional – probably, you have to think about Exceptional Promise. And if you understand that your highest peaks are ahead – it is better to choose Exceptional Promise.

Promise — the reason to expect something. Ground for the expectation of success, improvement, or excellence

But if you are a successful entrepreneur in Digital Technologies with many years of experience and a good record of your milestones – apply for Exceptional Talent. In any case, Endorsement Panel at Tech Nation has a right to change your visa route to Exceptional Promise and vice versa.

Good luck and if you have any questions – ask either here or via email.

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.

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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.

One thought on “Talent or Promise? 3 differences in exceptional visas”

  1. Florence Enoch hello I would like to find out the requirement for exceptional promise on the sciences so that my application may be prompted shortly thank you says:

    Please what is the requirement for exceptional promise natural science

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