Shall I contact solicitor for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa?

Solicitors in Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application - a nice bonus or requirement?

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 I decided to write it and my answer here. Hopefully, it will be useful for other future applicants.


I am not sure whether I should contact solicitor because it is too expensive to cover. Thus, I would like to ask you about reaching to a solicitor.

Could you share the information if you contact a solicitor before submission or to submit your application? Do you think that it is compulsory (essential) to be appointed for the visa?

I did not contact UK solicitor for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application. Neither paid for any consultancy or advisory company before and after submitting my visa application. I have done everything by myself. Honestly, I wrote three or four editions of my statement and asked the opinion of trusted people. But it was friends’ support and not paid at all.

You are entirely right – the prices for this unique type of visa are very high, and they do not guarantee a positive outcome. If they say that they guarantee – they lie. Every application is confidential and is assessing by an independent board of experts at Tech Nation.

Hence, I am sure that it is neither essential nor compulsory to ask for solicitor’s support. The UK government created this type of visa precisely for people who are not legal experts but techies. Just follow the guidelines provided at theĀ Tech Nation website.
If you have any other questions – ask other guys from our community or me. We have already been in the same boat so understand how it was.
If you want to contact UK solicitor for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application – try to find professionals and qualified experts in applying for the “talented visas”.
PS: in my Talent Visa app I have a Legal Partner. They are the law firm, based in London and a working portfolio of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa applications.

If you do not have time to read long guidelines, find the main answers
in 32 steps to get Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

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Author: Andrii Seleznov

This blog is written by Andrii Seleznov. Andrii is a 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

2 thoughts on “Shall I contact solicitor for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa?”

  1. Hello Andrii,
    My appeal to review Tier 1 Digital Talent visa was rejected.
    I am strong digital professional but somehow I am not able to get this across.
    Will you be able to connect me with right immigration lawyer who can assist me.
    Also, is it ok to make fresh application.
    Many thanks,

    1. Hi Saurabh, thanks for your commend and it is a pity that you got so sad news.
      Yes, I will introduce you to immigration lawyers who work with different types of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa applications.
      And regarding the fresh application – yes, it is completely fine. But please, pay attention to the reasons for rejection in the first time application.

      Andrii Seleznov

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