Who cannot give you a powerful Letter of Recommendation?

There are a couple of new rules regarding letter of recommendation

Today at the Forum I got a question to me: “Hi Andrii, Please can you help explain what this below mean with respect to the letter of recommendation requirements for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa.

“Letters from individuals within service-based organisations (i.e. consultants, agencies, outsourcers, service/process delivery) are generally not considered appropriate”

Thank you.”

Answer: “Thanks for your question to me.

This is a completely new thing, which has appeared in the latest Guidelines and we did not have it in the past.

This sentence simply means that if the CEO of HR agency will write you a Letter of Recommendation it will not fit the requirements. Even if this is a very good HR agency. Or even if this is purely digitally tech HR agency.
It also means that if an Immigration Consultant of UK-based company or any other well-known international organisation will provide you with a Letter of Recommendation – it will, probably, not work.

The same story with an Outsourcing company. Since the main focus of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa route is on product-led backgrounds, even the C-level officer from the outsourcing company may be under a big question.

Unfortunately, not all of the people can provide you with a Letter of Recommendation for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa in Digital Technologies
Unfortunately, not all of the people can provide you with a Letter of Recommendation for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa in Digital Technologies

More Exceptions for Letter of Recommendation

The word “generally” in the sentence that you have quoted, means that there may be exсeptions. Hence, if this HR company /agency/outsourcer is (1) billionaire with a huge turnover, (2) high-profiled organisation with a strong brand on the international tech scene, (3) can be directly linked with tech giants like Google, Amazon, Apple, etc. – you may have luck and this Letter of Recommendation may be considered as an appropriate one. But it is a very rare case.

In any case, if you have already got such letter from any of the people, I mentioned above – you can, probably, attach these docs as supporting documents. They are not famous and rich but provide you with a recommendation letter – that’s fine, use it. But not as one of the required three Letters of Recommendation.”

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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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