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 (since you are applying for Business route), 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 I 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 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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Wait, please… Your endorsement in process

I got a question about the waiting period. I mean looooong days and weeks between sending an application to the Home Office (with further transit to the Tech Nation) and obtaining a decision on the endorsement. Is there any advice for this time?

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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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5 must do’s in your Personal Statement

Finally, you have decided that it worth trying and now are preparing your application for UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa to the Tech Nation (or, more correct – Home Office) to get your Endorsement in Digital Technology.
I think you have already known about Tech Nation Guidelines, regularly updated by this Designated Competent Body, so you need strictly follow them.
However, there are still a lot of assumptions and unique questions regarding all of the parts of the application. Even with so detailed guidelines about the talent visas.
Hence, today I decided again to write my five extra thoughts on personal statement. By the way, I have wrote about the Personal Statement in details before. I even made a brief instruction how to write the Personal Statement for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visa. By the way, you can find examples of Personal Statement in my Talent Visa app. However, there are still plenty of topics to cover.

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Past applicants about Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

I have dived into tech work. Hence, I completely left my memoirs on Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. However, sometimes I feel that my mission is not complete. Particularly, when I get some new information about application process and advice on this unique visa type. At this moment, I try to spread this information through my website.

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Personal Statement for UK Exceptional Talent Visa in details

Every time I receive a question from a future Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa applicant I start to remember my feelings at some point of life 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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