Today I decided to write more details about a critical issue – time scale or approximate timing after you hit the button “Submit” for your Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. Please, follow my timeline to estimate a time-consuming process of applying for this visa route.
I am delighted that Talent Visa app already helps Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa applicants to understand the basics of this exciting visa route and read some documents in relation with this visas. However, my readers continue to ask me some different questions. 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 authorised 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 primary 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 authorised by OISC.
I got many questions from people who live in the United Kingdom. Mainly, they have a 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.
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!
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)
It is always a challenge. And personally, always not easy to do. I spend a couple of hours or even days for writing a personal statement for different occasions. But talking about the Personal Statement for such honoured UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa I have doubled my work.
After all, filling the forms and printing documents, you will have the final point of Stage 2 Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Process. In other words, you need to go to the Visa Centre and bring a bundle of application with supporting documents. In most cases, you will go to the partner’s centre – VFS Global, TSL Connect or other services.
These companies are not the Home Office (or previously it was called UKVI). They are outsourcing and technology services. However, they are trusted by many governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. For example, UK Visas and Immigration has a partnership with VFS Global in 33 countries.
At the end of Stage 2 for Exceptional Talent Visa application, the luckiest people get a visa vignette in the passport. So the most important aspect regarding it – this is not an actual visa. Why is this vignette not a UK visa?