Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa: Read Before You Apply

The 1 December 2013 was truly the Big Day. It is not only because of may reasons, holidays, births and events on this date (try Wikipedia to know more).

On the 1 December 2013 Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Route was introduced to the world. What is hidden behind these new immigration policy rules? What main ideas are lying on the foundation of this desire for talents?

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No website in visa application? Not a problem!

Question (style of author is kept): i am submitting under exceptional talent route. Am proposing a business plan. but i have not created any website etc.. yet. i just have my plan and thoughts on paper. Do you think i can go ahead submit or wait and design website submit later?

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Personal Statement – no quotes, no links

Today we are returning back to the Personal Statement – a very important document of the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application. You may be a real digital star but with bad and unclear wordings in the Personal Statement, your personal score during the visa assessment process will be dropped. I have already wrote a couple of articles about basics of this document and its details. By the way, all of my previous blog postings are based on pages 12 and 18 of Guidelines so you can always double check the interesting facts.

Today I need to clarify one more point. The question for today is: are the quotes and links relevant to include into the Personal Statement?

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Visa fees not paid by an applicant

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?

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Temporary address in visa application

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.

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Non-technical applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

Being an experienced programmer is not a guarantee to get Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. Sometimes, status of experienced non-technical guy brings the beloved talented visa. The main point – to demonstrate your star-level in business side, in appropriate manner. How to do this? What documents to attach? Who can help and advice?
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Shall I contact solicitor for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa?

I understand the importance of legal professionals in different bureaucratic tasks but hiring a lawyer for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application is not the regular case to think about. I got a question regarding this issue so decided to write it and my answer here. Hopefully, it will be useful for other future applicants.

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

I got many questions from people who live in the United Kingdom. Mainly, they have Tier 2 visa and are employed by tech companies. But they feel the power to be entrepreneurs. They want to switch to Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa, feel its freedom and flexibility.

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Bank Account Statement in Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Application

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.

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Talent endorsement and dependents of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

I do not get questions about dependents of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa holders frequently. In general, I wrote about my experience in Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Partner and Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Child articles. However, sometimes, there are very precise questions. For example, regarding letter of talent endorsement and dependents of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa holders. Perhaps, my answer will be useful to someone else.

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