When to apply & What is processing time

#1

I already have a current visa(Tier 2 ICT) but I want to switch to the Exceptional Talent visa.
When should I apply?
whats the right time to apply?
How long does the endorsement process usually take?

#2

Hi Sagar,
RIGHT TIME is when you feel confident about the strength of your application. As for processing time, as it is mentioned in technation website 25 working days for endorsement.

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#3

@Mukesh_Adhvaryu Thank you :slightly_smiling_face:

#4

Hi Sagar,

In my case the time between the first idea to apply and the actual application (when the docs were ready to send via post, now this option is muted) took almost 9 months.
That is why you must create a roadmap for you, make internal deadlines for getting Letters of Recommendation and other supporting documents. Again - you must write a strong Personal Statement since you do not have a right for mistake in it.
Regarding the actual date of application - I got tons of questions about April 6 as a date when an applicant has higher chances to get Endorsement so I want to say that this is not true.
Also I wrote a blog post on this topic: http://aseleznov.com/gossips-about-april-6-and-new-uk-visa-year/

And in relation to processing time - this question is already highly discussed here but if you still have questions - again, my old post is about waiting for endorsement: http://aseleznov.com/wait-please-endorsement-process/
In total, I spent around one and half month between the time I sent docs to the UK and got my vignette in passport.

Sincerely,
Andrii Seleznov

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#5

@Andrii_Seleznov that’s really helpful. Thank you :slightly_smiling_face: