Non-technical applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

Non-technical applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application are not a rare case

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?


I am currently working on my Exceptional Promise visa under the Business Qualifications route. I know that most of these visas are granted to people in the coding/programming/technical fields, so I’ve been having trouble finding someone who has been approved on the business side of things. Do you happen to know anybody or know of a way to find somebody who has done so?


Yes, I understand how it is difficult for you to apply for this visa route being non-techie. At the same time, I applied as an engineer, hence, my experience is not completely relevant for you.

However, I still suggest two thoughts that can be useful for you:

  1. browse the profiles of our Alumni Network and found a couple of guys, who get their visas under the Business Qualifications route. Here  is the whole list of our people. They can share own stories (particularly, what documents they have applied). If you need a direct contact with particular person from this list – let me know and I will do my best to contact you.
    However, I believe that all of them are based on the requirements listed on pages 13 – 16 of the Guidelines, created by Tech Nation.
  2. think about people who will assess your level of talents. Excuse me for a standard phrase but put yourself in their shoes. Think that they are your perspective employees and they will give you job (in other words – visa) and endorse your achievements based only on the 10 provided supporting documents.  Hence, choose something with love and logical order.

I am sure that soon someone from our community of the holders of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visas, who is qualified in business side of startups and technological companies, will write more detailed article on the subject of non-technical applicants for talented visas. However, as of now – I will be glad if my humble thoughts will help one more talented person.

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application - Examples of Documents and Help

Author: Andrii Seleznov

This blog is written by Andrii Seleznov. Andrii is a Tech Nation Visa Ambassador and 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

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