Git profile in supporting documents

Git profile among supporting documents for Tier 1 Exceptional Promise Visa application

Today’s question is mainly about tech talents and their Git profiles. So one of the potential applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa asked me: ” I started contributing to the Git profile in the last 2 months only. Can you please tell me how I can fill this gap and attach this information to my visa application? ”

My answer regarding Git profile is quite pessimistic: don’t overestimate its importance. As the Guidelines say, this document may be useful if you are working on collaborative projects or any kind of socially useful digital projects.

Dark-green squares in Github profile does not mean too much since (a) they are based on your own commits, hence, cannot be investigated, (b) they are not a measure of your expert level at all (silly code can be committed with the same success as masterpieces).

That is why, first of all – you need, first of all, focus on the other supporting documents and if you still will have space in your 10 supporting docs (that are allowed to apply) – then you can add the info from your Git account.

If you are working actively only 2 months – you can explain what have you done before in a short notice among the other details about this Git document.

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Author: Andrii Seleznov

This blog is written by Andrii Seleznov. Andrii is a holder of Tier 1 Exceptional Promise visa. He is an experienced entrepreneur, professional engineer, founder and CTO at Petiole and Alumni Mentor at GIST Tech-I Competition

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