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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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)