Refusal decision on Endorsement Stage – what’s next?

Refusal Decision on Endorsement Stage - Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa blog

It is a crash of the whole world when a person gets an email from the Home Office where the question “Do you endorse the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) application for the above named applicant?” is answered “No”. In other words, refusal decision is the last thing anyone is expecting after so long and hardworking preparations of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application. So what to do if this sad reality comes to your life?

First of all, you really has a reason to be disappointed at least for day. It is to stressed situation and it is not completely adequate to stay calm or be positive after the refusal decision about Talent Endorsement. However, your depression should not last more than a day or two. There are further steps to do in order to reach your goal and be accepted by the United Kingdom as a Talent in Digital Field.

Endorsement Review

Home Office is writing in a detail about the procedure of endorsement reviews in the paragraphs 37 – 38 of the Guidelines. Endorsement Review is the mechanism for reviewing refusal decisions made under the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application on the Stage 1, where applicant believes an error has been made in the decision. This option is only available for a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent (not Tier 1 Exceptional Promise) application for endorsement.

Literally speaking, after getting bad news about endorsement an applicant has a right to apply for Endorsement Review during the next 28 days after the refusal decision. This procedure is free of charge and does not require attaching any new documents.

Apply with new evidence to the same visa route

After correction the mistakes and updating your supporting documents, re-writing Personal Statement and sometimes even obtaining new Recommendation Letters – a person can apply for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (or Tier 1 Exceptional Promise Visa) again.

The cost of the application will be the same as previously – £ 292 for the Endorsement Stage. Since this application will be completely fresh, there is no link with your previous documents and facts. Hence, you need to forget about any previous attempts to apply for this talent visa, do not make any references to previous application and make everything from the clean sheet of paper.

Apply for a different visa route

This is completely another story since you go out of the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa route and go to direction of some other UK immigration visa. There are very specific rules for every type of visa. That is why in most cases, documents that you have already got for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application will not be relevant.

Anyway, good luck with any option of your choice and if I can help you – I will be glad to do this.

Author: Andrii Seleznov

This blog is written by Andrii Seleznov. Andrii is a Tech Nation Visa Ambassador and holder of Tier 1 Exceptional Promise visa. He is an experienced entrepreneur, professional engineer, founder and CTO at Petiole and Alumni Mentor at GIST Tech-I Competition

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