Personal Statement for UK Exceptional Talent Visa in details

Personal Statement for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa applications in details

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)

What to write?

In general, applying for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa I followed the recommendations at page 25 of the Tech Nation UK Guidelines. However, they have given like the roadmap what to write about. Hence, following these key aspects only your creativity and imagination will help you to make not only informative but also interesting Personal Statement. However, I am sure that for business guys it is easier to write such stories than for techies. Because, at the final point it’s all about selling you and your skills.


In my Exceptional Talent Visa application I have not done any subheading.
Frankly speaking, your application will be shown in text format. No html-tags or any other formatting will be available (at least, when I have applied it was in this manner). That is why a plain text is the best option and your Personal Statement will look like a story but not answers to the questions of these Guidelines.

Example of Personal Statement

And, finally, regarding the example of my Personal Statement, which I submitted to Tech Nation (it was Tech City UK then). I cannot make public my Exceptional Talent Visa Personal Statement. It is too personal and too sensitive for me. Again – if you want to have a sample of this document for tech or business route – download it in the Talent Visa App. However, I still can write the order of my thoughts so – here you are.


Firstly, I made my introduction and write why I am doing this Personal Statement. Please, be humble and write with respect to people who will spend some time to read your thoughts.

Past and accomplishments

After that I have briefly told about my achievements in different tech areas, wrote about years of professional experience, my passion to entrepreneurship and my own project. I mentioned about international recognition of my project (awards and participation in different international programmes).

UK is the best. Isn’t it?

After this I clarified why the UK is the best option for me and my startup to grow and become successful. Here I explain about key institutions with which I planned to collaborate and wrote about what they will gain benefits in cooperation with my projects.

London or not

Then part I told about my choice of city (currently – London), but explained why I hope not to stop at the capital of the country and move in other region.

Future unicorns are coming

I made a paragraph about my amateur projects that are non-official at this time but hopefully, will be startups shortly. If you are working in your garage on a robot helping to assess Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Personal Statement (joke!) – tell about this. Even if your garage is located far from the UK – Tech Nation needs to understand the scope of your ideas and talent.

Completely intimate

I have finished my statement with two sentences about my personal long-term plans and ask Tech Nation to support my visa application and make my dreams and plans come true.


But the most important thing of your Personal Statement – you must be clear, honest and transparent. People who will read your Personal Statement will feel you through your words. Hence, be as you are and good luck with your writing.

PS: Advisers

If you need advice about your Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Personal Statement – I suggest that most of the happy holders of this type of visa – our Tech Nation Visa Alumnis, will be glad to help you. Including me, surely :).

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Author: Andrii Seleznov

This blog is written by Andrii Seleznov. Andrii is a Tech Nation Visa Ambassador and holder of Tier 1 Exceptional Promise visa. He is an experienced entrepreneur, professional engineer, founder and CTO at Petiole and Alumni Mentor at GIST Tech-I Competition

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