On 17 May 2017, TechCity hosted the Tech Nation Visa Breakfast, Bridging the UK’s talent gap at RSA House. It was a beautiful morning in London and more than 100 people filled the room to find out more about this exceptional visa. I say exceptional because only 200 people from around the world can be successful in obtaining this visa. And that is because they will have proven to Tech City that they have an exceptional talent or an exceptional […]
Since receiving my UK Tech Nation Exceptional Talent Visa in Digital and Technology in July 2016, I have been contacted by people from around the world showing amazing support and asking questions about their applications. I love listening to their stories and why they want to apply to settle in the UK. To help with making the process easier and less daunting, I would like to share some common questions that I am often asked and my answers after […]
Since receiving my UK TechNation Exceptional Talent visa, I have met such amazing and exceptionally talented people working in digital technology from around the world. Brenda Della Cassa, writer, digital media strategist and author from New York, Jônatas Vieira a UX designer from Brazil and more recently, it’s Alexa Shoen, a multi-talented and creative woman in digital tech from San Diego USA. Alexa is originally from San Diego who lived in Berlin for 2.5 years where she headed up Berlin […]
Following from my last blog How We Received our TechNation Exceptional Talent Visa I was contacted by a very humble and polite man from a country town near São Paulo, Brazil, Jônatas Vieira. Chatting to Jônatas from Manchester via Skype, it was abundantly clear that he not only met all the criteria to apply for the UK TechNation endorsement by Tech City for an Exceptional Talent, but he exceeded them. The only issue was convincing Jônatas that he had. Jônatas […]
After my last blog on how I received the TechNation Exceptional Talent endorsement by TechCity UK, I was ecstatic that my visa application has now been approved by the Home Office only 3 weeks after submitting my application. I am now the recipient of the TechNation Exceptional Talent Visa! The good news seemed surreal because after 3 stressful months of working so hard to get this little card that says I can stay in the UK for 5 years, all […]
On 22 June 2016, the day before the announcement of Brexit, I was recognised as having an Exceptional Talent in Digital Technology by endorsement from Tech City UK. Tech City UK only issue 200 endorsements per year to individuals wishing to enter or remain in the UK under the Tech Nation Exceptional Talent Visa Scheme. With Manchester being one of the cities in the North that benefits from the fast track route, I was able to take this opportunity and […]
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