Key Criteria 1 – Innovation by you as a member of team

If you worked as a part of a team on the product, you contribution still matters for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application
“For Key Criteria 1 of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa – if you have worked as an employee of an MNC and have done innovation and the product is in the market but in the company name and you have worked as part of the team will it work?”

Hi, first of all, thank you for an interesting question. It is good for me to find something different from Personal Statement reading or traditional dilemma “Promise or Talent“.

Documents applied for Key Criteria 1 directly have to show your ability to create a working digital solution. Hence, I believe the answer to your question is yes; it may work.

But you need to provide a letter from the head of the team with a clear statement of the following facts:

  1. Name of a Product with a description of its digital nature
  2. Any public recognition of the Product (including but not limited any awards, media highlights, milestones, etc.) and/or its financial results.
  3. Description of a Team that has worked on the Product with a duration of work, nature of the Team (was it created only for this project, or it is a constant unit of the Company) a total number of employees (contractors) involved, your role among them.
  4. A detailed explanation of your contribution to the success of the Product.
  5. Overview of the results of your involvement in the Project – how your significant contribution made a difference in your professional life (you have been promoted, got increased pay, were awarded an internal prize, etc.)

Undoubtedly, the Head of the team will require a draft of this document so you must be precise as much as possible.

The letter has to be printed on a headed A4 following the requirements for Recommendation Letter for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa.

But I believe it may be difficult to assess the right content of this letter since it is quite a unique document. Hence, please, feel free to contact A Y & J Solicitors, a Legal Partner of this Blog, who has stable experience of work with applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa with very unusual circumstances. Please, let me know if you need to make a direct introduction to them.

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Author: Andrii Seleznov

This blog is written by Andrii Seleznov. Andrii is a 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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