Today I took ten official reasons from the real-life letters about Endorsement Rejection in Global Talent Visa. It is a piece of sad news to get such letter after such laborious preparations for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application. That’s why to avoid getting this unlucky decision; you must check your visa application regarding its compliance with the issues mentioned below.
1. Evidence about innovation
Little evidence a proven track record of innovation in the digital technology sector director or an employee.Tech Nation Decision for UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (Global Talent Visa) Application
One of the two key criteria has to be met. You can demonstrate evidence for two principles simultaneously, but you cannot avoid this step at all. Perhaps, you have a question of what can be a “proven track record”?
In general, it is an extract of your employment contract. You cannot apply the whole document since it is not required, and in most cases, it has too many pages. That is why you can add evidence like a letter from the employer, extract of an employment agreement or any other official reference.
They must clearly state your company, position, salary, duration of work, etc.
2. Out-of-job recognition
Internal achievement certificates in the company, awarded by the applicant’s employer, cannot be considered in any way to be a formTech Nation Decision for UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (Global Talent Visa) Application
of recognition outside their immediate occupation.
A simple example. You can get a Certificate gifted by your company’s CEO to you because you are the most talented and skilled person in the team. However, this does not mean your excellence among all other digital experts in the world.
What I mean – this certificate will add you some value as one of 10 supporting documents. But it is too weak to show the high level that you have achieved outside your work. You need something else. For example, read my story how I got Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (which is now Global Talent Visa) and see the example of the certificates, that I attached.
3. Extra-curriculum activities or… Endorsement Rejection
Nor is there substantial evidence of recognition for work outside their immediate occupation.Tech Nation Decision for UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (Global Talent Visa) Application
A very similar reason to the mentioned above. At the same time, it is related to your routine job. Many applicants make this mistake and get Endorsement Rejection. They provide two or even three Letters of Recommendation from the managers of their own companies.
Sometimes they attach ten supporting documents related only with their work experience in a current (or previous) company. You must diversify your materials as much as possible to demonstrate your ability to influence many people.
4. High level of achievements
Based on the evidence presented from the Advanced Marketing course, the applicant just barely met the pass threshold.Tech Nation Decision for UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (Global Talent Visa) Application
In brief, if you want to add any certificate or other evidence of achievement – care about the level of it. You cannot add a document with the average (or minimal) score.
Then you can’t claim that you are an Exceptional Promise (or even Exceptional Talent). Sometimes it is better to avoid applying a document which can decrease the level of your visa application and lead to Endorsement Rejection
5. Support of Key criteria
No meaningful evidence to support the required vital criteria.Tech Nation Decision for UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (Global Talent Visa) Application
If you will provide vital documents for qualifying criteria but not key criteria docs – you will get Endorsement Rejection. And vice versa.
These two types of evidence are related and dependent on each other. Hence, it is better to apply as much proof as you can. Please, do not hope that your talent will be seen between the lines. You need to show documents.
6. Problems with Letters of Recommendation
The letters of recommendation are mostly generic, speaking to the applicant’s skills and temperament and fail to provide specific examples of innovation.Tech Nation Decision for UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (Global Talent Visa) Application
Surely, this is one of my most “favourite” topics.
Many future applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa are seeking for a C-suite level manager to get a Letter of Recommendation. As I know, they even provide an example of what to write. Sometimes. But not too many people are successful in this process. Since usually, the text of such letters is copy-pasted from the first result of a search engine search.
Mainly, such letters write about experienced experts, many years of real experience and hard-working type of behaviour. But nothing specific.
As a result – this is an apparent reason why the letter becomes generic. To avoid this problem, ask your trusted referee to write about your projects and contributions, your very unique skills and experiences.
7. Not enough achievements lead to Endorsement Rejection
The applicant’s track record was not sufficiently strong to be endorsed under Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent).Tech Nation Decision for UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (Global Talent Visa) Application
You cannot work ten years as a junior and middle-level programmer in an average-size SME with 20 employees and without significant supporting documents to get Endorsement. In most cases, unfortunately, you will not get it. But Endorsement Rejection instead.
If your professional career was not shining by big names like Google or IBM, but you were a star out of your everyday job – it is excellent. But you cannot be an ordinary person and get this visa. Surely, you must do something professionally unusual and challenging and provide supporting documents about that.
8. Unique and the only one sometimes gets Endorsement Rejection
It is clear the applicant is well regarded, but there is a need for clear evidence that the applicant’s achievements are in some way exceptionalTech Nation Decision for UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (Global Talent Visa) Application
This reason is related to the previous question but was granted to a person with the right expertise in his field and a senior-level position.
However, well-paid salary and status without any exceptional achievements are not a reason to give Endorsement as Exceptional Talent.
Moreover, this reason will be difficult to discuss on Endorsement Review.
9. Superpower is required otherwise… Endorsement Rejection
Although the applicant may have undertaken several courses, the results do not place him in a top 1% position that might indicate a superior talent.Tech Nation Decision for UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (Global Talent Visa) Application
You can be as she. She is a hard-working and always-Coursera-studying. In her mid-’30s she is a good engineer. Then she tries to get Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. Not Promise. Because he worked in Fortune 500 company and thought this is enough to get his legal ticket to the UK. According to this reason – it’s not enough.
In brief, you should not be a student of online courses or any other educational platforms all the time. You must implement your knowledge somewhere in real life. And only this fact will grant you Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Visa.
10. Correlation between experience and talent as a reason of Endorsement Rejection
While the candidate does seem to have significant experience in the IT sector, the candidate’s relevant experience specifically in mobile applications development is not corroborated in the evidence, neither through ‘innovation’ in the proof of concept noted, nor the potential commercial impact of said innovationTech Nation Decision for UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (Global Talent Visa) Application
This reason was unique. But I put it here just in case to demonstrate the variety of cases. I think it is useful to see how Tech Nation assesses a visa application. You must understand that this is not a charity organisation. It doesn’t purely want to make the UK one of the countries with the most significant number of talents.
As a result of this approach, they must endorse talents who will generate value and financial impact for the whole UK economy. Ask someone to assess your skills and projects on this point to understand your weak points before Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application.
Finally, if you want to go the right way and avoid apparent pitfalls or you need immigration advice there are options.
Or if you want to have a lawyer to help with Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application – contact A Y & J Solicitors, a London-based immigration company who supports this Talent Visa Blog and Talent Visa app. They have different cases in the portfolio, including successful appeals and Endorsement Review.
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