Today I would like to write about the real situation around templates or any other “fill the form” samples of Personal Statement and Recommendation Letters for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. This is a hot topic, and I got many direct requests on all channels about this.
Traditionally I get drafts of Personal Statements from prospect Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa applicants to read and share my own opinion about their documents. Today I decided to make one of my feedback public. Since the problems that I have found in this statement, are quite frequent, I decided to publish it here too so more people will get an extra clue what to write in these incredibly important documents. Surely, all confidential information is anonymized.
Probably, yes, but… In reality many of the applicants who thought they can, actually, CAN’T. They write a long text with information about themselves, their startups and their expectations however, occasionally they miss something important and afterwards – do not get Endorsement. So, let’s start from the basics of the Personal Statement – this important document for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa.
I am not joking. Below I prepared a list of eight dangerous quotes sent to me within the emails by my blog readers. Also, a couple of them are generalised sentences from Personal Statements drafted by potential Exceptional Talent Visa applicants. In significant cases, later on, all of these visa applications become just numbers in total statistics of Endorsement refusals, and these people are in the army of unsuccessful visa applicants.
So why I am publishing this list? To caution you about the typical mistakes and to supersede your potentially harmful thoughts by short, constructive ideas on how to avoid these mistakes to get UK Exceptional Talent Visa.
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.
Today we are returning back to the Personal Statement – a very important document of the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application. You may be a real digital star but with bad and unclear wordings in the Personal Statement, your personal score during the visa assessment process will be dropped. I have already wrote a couple of articles about basics of this document and its details. By the way, all of my previous blog postings are based on pages 12 and 18 of Guidelines so you can always double check the interesting facts.
Today I need to clarify one more point. The question for today is: are the quotes and links relevant to include into the Personal Statement for UK Exceptional Talent Visa?
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.