Switch from Tier 4 General Student Visa

Today I got a question from a person who want 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 same company and i am the only person work for them. we are developing 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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Tech Nation tweeted about my blog

For me today’s morning has started with a very good news (actually, a nice tweet) – Tech Nation  twitted about this blog. They wrote:


I am appreciated for such a great honour – to be a Tech Nation Visa Ambassador and for support that Tech Nation provides to the community of holders of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa.

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32 steps to get Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa is a unique chance for talents to come to the United Kingdom and work in science, engineering, humanities, medicine, digital technology, the arts and fashion. This blog post is about the main 32 steps to do in order to get this visa. I wrote it with only digital technology in mind and in soul. However, if you are applying any other kind of Exceptional Talent Visa, you possibly will find some relevant information for you too.

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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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Talent Visa App

Are you looking for an Example of Personal Statement or Letter of Recommendation? Do you want to read someone’s personal statement in order to understand its structure and idea? Have you searched for personal statements from past applicants for UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions – you definitely have a reason to buy Talent Visa App or, at least, to read more about it.

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Am I qualified for Tech Nation Visa?

Big updates will come soon. I will make announcements so you will definitely not miss them.
But now I want to focus on a question I get quite frequently. It is about eligibility to apply for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa having enormous experience in tech (or digital business).
Perhaps, my thoughts will be interesting for your and help in your personal case. By the way, any sensitive information was deleted or replaced.
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Tech Nation Visa – a couple of updates

Fresh Tech Nation Report 2017 is available now – completely interesting and thought-provoking materials on digital technologies in the United Kingdom. But! In relation to the Tech Nation Visa route, there are just a couple of updates, so I collected them.

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Personal Statement – no quotes, no links

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?

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Shall I contact solicitor for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa?

I understand the importance of legal professionals in different bureaucratic tasks but hiring a lawyer for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application is not the regular case to think about. I got a question regarding this issue so decided to write it and my answer here. Hopefully, it will be useful for other future applicants.

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