Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa is a unique chance for talents to come to the United Kingdom and work in science, engineering, humanities, medicine, digital technology, the arts and fashion. This blog post is about the main 32 steps to do in order to get this visa. I wrote it with only digital technology in mind and in soul. However, if you are applying any other kind of Exceptional Talent Visa, you possibly will find some relevant information for you too.
I am not joking. Below I prepared a list of eight dangerous quotes sent to me within the emails by my blog readers. Also, a couple of them are generalised sentences from Personal Statements drafted by potential Exceptional Talent Visa applicants. In major cases, later on all of these visa applications become just numbers in total statistics of Endorsement refusals and these people are in the army of unsuccessful visa applicants.
So why I am publishing this list? To caution you about the typical mistakes and to supersede your potentially harmful thoughts by short constructive ideas how to avoid these mistakes to get UK Exceptional Talent Visa.
Are you looking for an Example of Personal Statement or Letter of Recommendation? Do you want to read someone’s personal statement in order to understand its structure and idea? Have you searched for personal statements from past applicants for UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions – you definitely have a reason to buy Talent Visa App or, at least, to read more about it.
Question: in recent Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa guidance the authority has mentioned that this permanent residence for this talent visa can be obtained by the end of third year in the UK. I am applying exactly for this visa (not for Tier 1 Exceptional Promise). In this case, on the Stage 2 (Visa Stage) do I need to apply for only 3 years or to be safe and keep piece of my mind – still 5 years 4 months as it was previously established. What is your opinion?
As of now (Jan 2018) Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa fee is 585 GBP (£ 292 on the Endorsement Stage and £293 on the Visa Stage). The applicant must pay them to process the visa application further. However, shall the applicant pay these sums by himself? Are visa fees not paid by an applicant real?
If you are applying for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa outside UK, in most cases – you do not have a trusted address of rented apartment to write it as temporary address in visa application. Unless you are a very lucky guy with a flat next to Hyde Park :). So you need to use a temporary address for your visa application and choosing your collection location. I gathered a couple of tricks regarding this.
I have already written that I applied my bank account statement. It was a part of the supporting documents of my Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application on the Stage 2. At the same time, I got one more question about this topic.
National Health Service (NHS) is the name of the public health services in the United Kingdom. All applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa are required to pay for their future health services at Foggy Albion. This payment is called Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS). At the first glance, it seems that this step of the application is very easy to do. But in reality is not completely easy. This is my explanation why.
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 Visa Center and bring a bundle of application with supporting documents. In most cases, you will go to the partner’s center – VFS Global, TSL Connect or other services.
These companies are not the 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 partnership with VFS Global in 33 countries.
At the end of Stage 2 for Exceptional Talent Visa application, the luckiest people get a visa vignette in the passport. So the most important aspect regarding it – this is not an actual visa. Why is this vignette not a UK visa?