Shall I contact solicitor for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa?

Solicitors in Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application - a nice bonus or requirement?

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.

Question

I am not sure whether I should contact solicitor because it is too expensive to cover. Thus, I would like to ask to you about reaching to solicitor.

Could you share the information if you contact solicitor before submission or to submit your application? Do you think that it is compulsory (essential) to be appointed for the visa?

Answer
I did not contact UK solicitor for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application. Neither paid for any consultancy or advisory company before and after submitting my visa application. I have done everything by myself. Honestly, I wrote three or four editions of my personal statement and asked opinion of trusted people. But it was friends’ support and  not paid at all.

You are completely right – the prices for this quite unique type of visa are very high and they do not guarantee the positive outcome. If they say that they guarantee – they lie. Every application is confidential and is assessing by independent board of experts at Tech City UK.

Hence, I am sure that it is not neither essential nor compulsory to ask for solicitor’s support. The UK government created this type of visa exactly for people who are not legal experts but techies. Just follow the guidelines provided at Tech City UK website.
If you will have any other questions – ask me or other guys from our community. We have already being in the same boat so understand how it was.
At the same time, if you want to contact UK solicitor for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application – I wish you to meet professionals and qualified experts in applying for the “talented visas”.
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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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