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 a developer who worked in a UK company when I was there in tier 4 dependent. Still, work for the same company, and I am the only person who works for them. We are developing a new cloud epos system for them. At the moment its using five companies. will I be able to apply for this visa.”

I want 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 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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Practical Solution with Examples of Documents

Readers of my blog ask me many times where to get examples of documents for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application. And many times I answered them: it is almost impossible to find these samples with good quality in open access. The reason is simple – these documents are very personal and contain sensitive information. However, I found the solution to this problem and developed a Talent Visa app.

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32 painless steps to get Global Talent Visa

Global 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 on how to get Global Talent Visa. I wrote it with only digital technology in mind and the 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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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 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 have a reason to buy a Talent Visa App or, at least, to read more about it.

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General advice on Personal Statement

Sometimes it happens that potential applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa send me their drafts of personal statements and ask about my opinion. I want to write officially and in bold: guys, I am not an authorised assessor of your personal statements neither for Exceptional Promise nor for Exceptional Talent visa applications.

Hence, it is not a difficult task for me to read a piece of text and write what I think about it, but this is not the primary goal of this Blog. Moreover, any personal opinion (mine or any other person) – it is just a bunch of thoughts. Only Tech Nation Visa Panel makes the final decision, and only people who are members of this Panel are entitled to make any official comments. Or immigration advisors, who are authorised by OISC.

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General Questions on Supporting Documents at the Endorsement Stage

Question (author’s style is kept): I’m planning to apply for the Tech Nation Visa scheme and went through your guide. Would like to clarify below points as I’m not 100% clear with these areas:

1. Supporting documents count including 2 Recommendation letters and CV as well? Or these 10 could be 10 different documents?
2. Limit on the personal statement is 7000 Character or 7000 words?
3. Evidence of continuous learning – not more than 1 year as per guide: How to showcase the progress through out career?
4. If the evidence is more than 2 pages (For example: Employment Contract) can we share only one page of it? May not have signature on those page – hope this will not be an issue?
5. If my recommending person cannot give letter on company letter head (due to company policy), will that be suffice to submit the recommendation letter without letter head?
6. Submission of application is online? or Both Online and Post?

Please help me with these clarifications to proceed with the Visa scheme.

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