Technology Visa

23/10/2019

Why The Tech Nation Exceptional Talent Visa Endorsement Process is So Challenging

If anyone can understand the emotional rollercoaster one goes through when applying for the Exceptional Talent Visa endorsement, it’s me. Because I’ve been through the process myself.  I spent 3 stressful months of gathering all my evidence, chasing experts, writing my personal statement, updating my CV, speaking to anyone who could possibly help me (when at the time, there were no Ambassadors nor any successful recipients that I knew of) and getting pangs of imposter syndrome, sleepness nights, wondering what […]
06/09/2019

How I Became a British Citizen

My journey in becoming a British citizen started 7 years ago when I moved to Manchester from Australia to live for one year.  Little did I know that that was the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey in digital tech to now being a British citizen. At the time, I was on a short term visa and worked as a solicitor until I decided to remain in the UK after being bitten by the entrepreneurial bug.  I entered and won a wearable technology hackathon […]
28/05/2018

Exceptionally Talented Developer in Newcastle | PG Amila Prabandhika

I first met Amila on slack in our Tech Visa Alumni group. The Alumni is a networking group for those who received the Exceptional Talent Visa in Digital and Tech.   While most of the members are based in London and regularly meet up over breakfast events and social catch ups, Amila and I are based in the North, namely Newcastle of all places!   Amila’s UK adventures started in 2012 with the commencement of his master’s degree in Advanced […]
09/10/2017

Were You Unsuccessful in Your #TechNation Visa Endorsement?

This month, I’ve received some disappointing news from applicants who have been unsuccessful in their applications for the Tech Visa endorsement.  It is so disappointing to hear because they have worked so hard on their applications only to be denied by Tech Nation assessors. My suggestion is to seek my advice so I can at least review your application before you submit it. However, if it’s too late and you have a letter to say you are unsuccessful, here are […]