Tech Nation communication with applicants

I am delighted that Talent Visa app already helps Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa applicants to understand the basics of this interesting visa route and read some documents in relation with this visas. However, my readers continue to ask me some unique questions so today it is all about the communication between Tech Nation Visa applicants and Tech Nation as a designated competent body.

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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 in order 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 definitely have a reason to buy Talent Visa App or, at least, to read more about it.

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Am I qualified for Tech Nation Visa?

Big updates will come soon. I will make announcements so you will definitely not miss them.
But now I want to focus on a question I get quite frequently. It is about eligibility to apply for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa having enormous experience in tech (or digital business).
Perhaps, my thoughts will be interesting for your and help in your personal case. By the way, any sensitive information was deleted or replaced.
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Fast Track updates in Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa route

Today we got updates to the Fast Track option of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. That is an interesting and promising change of policy regarding accepting digital talents and exceptional promises in the United Kingdom. Hence, I decided to make a brief of the changes to bring you more clarity what’s going on now.

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Smart City Hack Day by Tech Nation Visa Alumni Network

On 16th June we will have a big day in our community. This will be the first ever Smart City Hack Day. Or we simply call it our Hackathon. This event is fully organised by Tech Nation Visa Alumni Network in partnership with CompareTheMarket.com, TechLondonAdvocates, Entrepreneur First, London Tech Week and Realities Centre. By the way, if you or your company would like to become a partner of our Hack Day – let me know, please.

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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 authorized 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 main 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 authorized by OISC.

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Tech Nation Visa – a couple of updates

Fresh Tech Nation Report 2017 is available now – completely interesting and thought-provoking materials on digital technologies in the United Kingdom. But! In relation to the Tech Nation Visa route, there are just a couple of updates, so I collected them.

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Git profile in supporting documents

Today’s question is mainly about tech talents and their Git profiles. So one of the potential applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa asked me: ” I started contributing to the Git profile in the last 2 months only. Can you please tell me how I can fill this gap and attach this information to my visa application? ”

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General Questions on 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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Supporting documents dated over 1 year

Today I get quite interesting question about the supporting documents for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application. Why it was interesting for me? Because when I was preparing my package, I had docs, that were not so “fresh” (I mean docs, issued to me 2 and 3 years back). So it is really a problem, knowing the official caution in the Guidelines about 1-year documents). So… what to do – to add them or not to add.

Question: Shall I include my Marketing Award which I won in 2014? I was featured on the magazine as a winner of prestigious industry award in 2014? Is this good evidence?

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