Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa – three main updates from Home Office

On Monday, September 9, the Home Office published updates to different immigration schemes. Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa was among them. That is why I want to clarify what part of the updates is related to our beloved visa. The following changes shall take effect on 1 October 2019.

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Questions from T1 Visa applicant

The primary audience of my readers is future applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. Hence, I decided to share with you one more email with questions and my answers to them. I hope it will be useful and will prevent you from mistakes or misunderstandings.

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Letter of Recommendation: questions about address and template

Recently I have got a quite simple but important question regarding Letter of Recommendation as a part of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application. So I decided to attach a couple of more aspects regarding these significant documents.

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How to apply for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa?

Today we go to basics. I got a simple question from my reader: “Hello, I am interested to apply for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. How can I start the process?”. Hence, in this post, I will pay attention to the first steps in order to launch the big and life-changing process of moving to the United Kingdom with this unique visa.

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Question of Location

Today I got a question from a person who is not applying for Tech Nation Visa but for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa in The Arts. However, this request is the same for any area of professional excellence – Digital Technology, Engineering or Fashion. It is about location of you when you are applying for this visa route. Hence, let’s discuss it in details.

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Switch from Tier 4 General Student Visa

Today I got a question from a person who wants to apply for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa and is on Tier 4 General Visa now: “I am developer worked in UK company when I was there in tier 4 dependent. still work for the same company and I am the only person work for them. we are developing a new cloud epos system for them. at the moment its using 5 companies. will i be able to apply for this visa”

I would like to answer this question in three key points, that will be useful to remind for any applicant.

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Your UK address in visa application

Application for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa is covered with many questions. Sometimes they are difficult, but also I get different requests to clarify some field in the e-application or explain what the person needs to write. Today’s question is about address field in Tech Nation Visa application.

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Questions on Letter of Recommendation

Letter of Recommendation is one of the key documents in your Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application so please, read the question that I have got and think about your own application:

“One of my Letter of Recommendation is signed by one well-known person who is the CEO of The Company where I work. The second letter is signed by my line manager of The Company. Both of these letters are on the headed paper and with the addendum of CVs for these people.

I can ask about one more letter of recommendation from my previous job, however, it is not an international company and is quite small in size (10 employees)”

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Value of Evidence and Documents

Thanks to the messenger of my blog (you can see a red icon in the right bottom corner) I get questions from the potential applicants almost every day. So today I would like to share with you my thoughts about the importance of documents in Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application. What kind of evidence judgement panel give value? And what is more important – Personal Statement or supporting documents?

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