Talent or Promise? 4 differences between these exceptional visas

Today we will rephrase a famous Shakespeare’s words “to be or not to be” into slightly different manner. The question is “Exceptional Promise or Exceptional Talent Visa?”. I got a message from my reader: “Hi Andrii – some the exceptional promise visa exist for tech? or only exceptional talent? I am wonder that. What the differences are…” Let’s consider the main of these differences.

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Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa in Engineering

Today I got question from non-digital guy who is interested in Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa in Engineering. Sure, I am a holder of Tech Nation Visa, hence, my experience is relevant only for this industry. However, as I see my knowledge can be helpful even for Aerospace Engineers.

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Gossips about April 6 and new UK visa year

Applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa always think about increasing their chances to be endorsed by the Designed Body. Hence, they suggest any probabilities how to catch a luck and get Endorsement because of the correct position of the stars, good Moon day or something else :). Today we will speak about April 6 – the officially known day when new UK visa year starts. I got questions about this day regularly and this is the most recent one.

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Rules to ask about Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

This post is about you, my readers and, who are potential applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. Since I have already got the first 100 of messages to me (you can see a red Messenger in the right bottom corner), and over 50 emails on this topic I decide to write you five main rules to follow in order to get the answer for your question.

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Tech Nation communication with applicants

I am delighted that Talent Visa app already helps Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa applicants to understand the basics of this interesting visa route and read some documents in relation with this visas. However, my readers continue to ask me some unique questions so today it is all about the communication between Tech Nation Visa applicants and Tech Nation as a designated competent body.

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General advice on Personal Statement

Sometimes it happens that potential applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa send me their drafts of personal statements and ask about my opinion. I want to write officially and in bold: guys, I am not an authorized assessor of your personal statements neither for Exceptional Promise nor for Exceptional Talent visa applications.

Hence, it is not a difficult task for me to read a piece of text and write what I think about it but this is not the main goal of this blog. Moreover, any personal opinion (mine or any other person) – it is just a bunch of thoughts. Only Tech Nation Visa Panel makes the final decision and only people who are members of this Panel are entitled to make any official comments. Or immigration advisors, who are authorized by OISC.

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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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Shall I have a startup to be Tier 1 Exceptional Talent?

I suggest after browsing profiles of actual holders of the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa or Tier 1 Exceptional Promise Visa, there is a danger to 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 mentioned community have already founded (or co-founded) their own 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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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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