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How We Did It! UK Global Talent Visa Recipient Katie Carroll #TechNationVisa

I first met Katie in 2018 through her mum who introduced me to Katie.  I had spoken to Katie’s mum about her own application for the UK Global Talent Visa in digital technologies (and also known as the #TechNationVisa). While Katie’s mum has since received her own Start up visa, Katie on the other hand decided to apply for the UK Global Talent Visa in…

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UK Global Talent Visa | Woman in Tech from Nigeria Mofoluke Ayoola #TechNationVisa

Mofoluke Ayoola is an innovator in the home furnishing industry. A strong role model and business woman with a clear track record of growing successful businesses. Mofoluke moved to London to complete her Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership to build and design an innovative app to add to her existing business. So it was extremely disheartening when Mofoluke applied for Stage 1 endorsement for…

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Leading a Remote Team

In these difficult times, being forced to work from home can seem a little daunting. The immediate stop to physical connection with colleagues, management, clients and customers as well as the inability to attend networking events presents new challenges and uncertainties. But, this feeling of uncertainty is short term and while it may be difficult to see where all this is heading, I’d like to…

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Global Talent Visa | How To Add Value to the Tech Sector #TechNationVisa

Since receiving my exceptional talent endorsement by Tech nation and UK Global Talent visa in digital and technology #TechNationVisa, I have been asked how I started my journey and how I gathered enough evidence to prove to Tech Nation Assessors that I was “exceptionally talented”.  While it is difficult to see myself as exceptionally talented, I’d like to share the things I did and now advise…

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Working from Home – UK Global Talent Visa

With the recent news about coronavirus, most people are now working from home.  I have chosen not to travel for meetings in London and a majority of my meetings are held online over skype or through my virtual office.  The benefits of working remotely or at home and having online meetings means that: it saves travel time; the cost of travel is reduced; we can meet during office…

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UK Global Talent Visa | Start up Visa | Innovator Visa : A Comparative Table of UK Tech Visas

On the 30 January 2020, the UK Government announced that the Global Talent Visa will replace the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa.  In March 2019, the UK Government also replaced the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur and Entrepreneur Visa. For more information read my blog about the changes here.  After spending three years advising clients about the Stage 1 UK Global Talent Visa in digital technologies…

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Top CV Tips for the UK Global Talent Visa #TechNationVisa

When I help applicants with the criteria and documents for the Stage 1 endorsement for the UK Global Talent Visa in Digital Technologies (formerly Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa) #TechNationVisa, one of the documents that must be submitted for assessment is a 3 page CV. The CV review is one of the most valuable drafting exercises that we go through. If you google how to…

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Exceptionally Talented UX Designer, Jillian Hobbs

Jillian Hobbs is an excellent example of a highly skilled, exceptionally talented UX designer and product manager from New York who recently received her endorsement for exceptional talent and visa.  Jillian had already gone through a similar process of obtaining a special visa to live and work in Paris for 2 years however, the process, she says, of the Global Talent Visa (formerly Tier 1 Exceptional…

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Am I Eligible? | Global Talent Visa in Digital Technology

Since I received my endorsement for exceptional talent and receiving my #TechNationVisa, there have been many changes since 2016. The most recent change occurred from 1 December 2020. One of the notable changes that has been very helpful are the eligibility requirements for the #TechNationVisa. Tech Nation has now made it very clear in their guidelines by specifically listing the occupations that are not eligible…

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Should I Appeal? | Global Talent Visa in Digital Technology

With a 54% endorsement rate by Tech Nation, I am often contacted by unsuccessful applicants who have applied for exceptional talent or exceptional promise for the Global Talent Visa (formerly Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa). I completely understand how disappointing it must feel when an email comes in and the news isn’t good. The most common questions I receive are: 1. Should I appeal? This…

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