Complete Guide for Startup Visas Worldwide – Part 1

The idea to write about startup visas worldwide was born since I regularly get emails from UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa applicants. They ask me a question about alternative ways to apply for the UK visa after not obtaining Endorsement for Tech Nation Visa and rejection of appeal on this decision.

The main argument for these people is very clear – they have done a great job of filling the application form, collecting the required letters of support, writing a personal statement and bringing other supporting documents together. Hence after a fail with this UK talent visa – are there any other routes to go? Sure, always there is one more way to follow. I decided to make a full guide about existing startup visa programs worldwide. I hope it will be helpful.

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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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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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Talent Visa App without an Android phone

Today I want to share a lifehack how to get Talent Visa app when you do not have an Android device. Hence, Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (and useful insights & samples of documents) is, even more, closer to you than before. Are you intrigued by the news? Read the instruction.

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Can you write the Personal Statement by yourself?

Probably, yes, but… In reality many of the applicants who thought they could, actually, CAN’T. They write a long text with information about themselves, their startups and their expectations; however, occasionally they miss something essential and afterwards – do not get Endorsement. So, let’s start from the basics of the Personal Statement – this critical document for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa.

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8 alarming mistakes of Exceptional Talent Visa applicants

I am not joking. Below I prepared a list of eight dangerous quotes sent to me within the emails by my blog readers. Also, a couple of them are generalised sentences from Personal Statements drafted by potential Exceptional Talent Visa applicants. In significant cases, later on, all of these visa applications become just numbers in total statistics of Endorsement refusals, and these people are in the army of unsuccessful visa applicants.

So why I am publishing this list? To caution you about the typical mistakes and to supersede your potentially harmful thoughts by short, constructive ideas on how to avoid these mistakes to get UK Exceptional Talent Visa.

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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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Non-technical applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

Being an experienced programmer is not a guarantee to get Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. Sometimes, status of experienced non-technical guy brings the beloved talented visa. The main point – to demonstrate your star-level in business side (since you are applying for Business route), in appropriate manner. How to do this? What documents to attach? Who can help and advice?
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Should I have a startup to get Endorsement?

After browsing profiles of actual holders of the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa or Tier 1 Exceptional Promise visa, there is a danger to worry. And think that startups are a natural attribute of these people.

However, there is true and false in these thoughts. Simultaneously.
Yes, I agree that over 80% of all people within the mentioned community have already founded (or co-founded) their startups. BUT!

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Main Rules for Letter of Recommendation

There are a couple of rules for successful Letter of Recommendation in Exceptional Talent Visa application. Sure, the Tech Nation Guidelines clearly declare the content and format of a recommendation letter. But since the number of questions on this topic is always high, I decided to pay more attention to it.

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