The truth about Exceptionally Talented Child

I got a couple of questions from parents of talented children from Russia and India regarding talent visa for kid. They wrote to me about Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visas for their talented children as the only option to live, be educated and even work in the UK. Yes, you understand this idea correctly: they want to apply for a visa not by themselves but on behalf of their small kids!

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Switch to Tier 1 Exceptional Talent from student Tier 4

In students circles it is a very popular topic: how to switch to Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa from student Tier 4 General visa? In my previous post, I wrote about a purely legal and classical situation. But today I will share with you insight that I got from one of the real applicants who has this situation.

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45 examples of documents for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

Can you provide a list of documents for Talent Visa? Sure, I can. However, you must accept that this list has obligatory and optional documents, which are not relevant for you but for someone else. And also – I suggest two completely separate ideas for techies and applicants for the business route. Also, I considered Fast Track as a special case for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa applicants. And a great bonus for people who are doing science in Digital Technologies – for you I brainstormed a list of relevant documents knowing your specific business and routine.

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A full guide on how to get a Letter of Recommendation for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

From October 2019, an applicant for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa in Digital Technology must have three docs called “Letter of Recommendation” for this type of visa application. However, some immigration lawyers think that this change will positively influence the whole ecosystem. But since I have been in your shoes, I know how big headache you have now. So let’s clarify the main points about the letter of recommendation and main steps on how to get it.

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1 out of 3: who can give a powerful Letter of Recommendation?

This question was my problem since I was looking for a Letter of Recommendation and was applying for my Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. In general, criteria seems to be pretty obvious and clear – any senior manager with direct relation to you as an employee or contractor. But… If there are no line managers who can provide this letter now, what to do?

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Who cannot give you a powerful Letter of Recommendation?

Today at the Forum I got a question to me: “Hi Andrii, Please can you help explain what this below mean with respect to the letter of recommendation requirements for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa.

“Letters from individuals within service-based organisations (i.e. consultants, agencies, outsourcers, service/process delivery) are generally not considered appropriate”

Thank you.”

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Definitive Purpose of Entry – Stage 2

Hi, I got my endorsement today and I have started filling my application form on the Home Office website. I, however, got stuck on this question about the purpose of entry: “Information about your application”. I am expected to choose “For Work or Business” as the option but since I don’t have a job yet and no employer yet, what do I write there?

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Key Criteria 1 – Innovation by you as a member of team

“For Key Criteria 1 of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa – if you have worked as an employee of an MNC and have done innovation and the product is in the market but in the company name and you have worked as part of the team will it work?”

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