Refusal decision on Endorsement Stage – what’s next?

It is a crash of the whole world when a person gets an email from the Home Office where the question “Do you endorse the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) application for the above-named applicant?” is answered “No”. In other words, refusal decision is the last thing anyone is expecting after so long and hardworking preparations of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application. So what to do if this sad reality comes to your life?

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May non-UK person recommend me?

Recently, I have got a question about non-UK referees and decide to write a little bit more about this issue. Recommendation for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application is always a difficult subject to think about.
 

Sure, you can find the answer to this question on page 27 of the Tech Nation Guidelines for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent (Promise) Visa Applicants. Follow these rules and I will repeat this every time since I am doing this writing every my post. But also, I think you need to try your luck and look out of the box.

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Stage 1 or Endorsement Stage in details

You decide that you are a talent (or promise) and want to conquer a peak in digital technologies in the United Kingdom. Surely, that is a great idea. Moreover, if you are British – all doors are open for you in your native country and you have a good start for your goals. But if you were born in another country, you may need to have a visa to enter the UK. I believe you have already known about this requirements but if not – check here.

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Are you an Exceptional Talent?

There is the only authority in the United Kingdom that can answer the question “Are you an Exceptional Talent in Digital Technology or not?”. This is Tech Nation (previously – Tech City UK).

Tech Nation is a Designated Competent Body, responsible for assessing visa applications submitted by individuals who suggest being Exceptional Talents (or, Promises) in the area of digital technologies. Again, this is the only authority appointed by the Home Office to implement Tech Nation Visa Scheme (Tier 1 Exceptional Talent). Tech Nation endorses up to 200 candidates annually. Also, it notices the statistics of received applications and available endorsements on the page of the Tech Nation Visa Scheme.

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