Key Criteria: Innovation by You as a Team Member

If you worked as a part of a team on the product, you contribution still matters for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa application and Key Criteria

Key Criteria is one of the measurements of Exceptional Talent or Exceptional Promise. Today I got a question from an applicant about this. Hence, I would like to share my thoughts with each new applicant for Global Talent Visa.

Question about Key Criteria

“For Key Criteria 1 of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa – if you have worked as an employee of an MNC and have done innovation and the product is in the market but in the company name and you have worked as part of the team will it work?”

Thoughts about Innovation and your contribution to it

Hi, first of all, thank you for an interesting question. It is truly good for me. Like fresh air. It’s always nice to find something different from Personal Statement reading or traditional dilemma “Promise or Talent“.

Documents applied for Key Criteria 1 directly have to show your ability to create a working digital solution. Hence, I believe the answer to your question is yes; it may work.

Key Criteria helps to assess your Exceptional Talent in Digital Technologies. Photo credit: Everyday Basics
Key Criteria helps to assess your Exceptional Talent in Digital Technologies. Photo credit: Everyday Basics

But you need to provide a letter from the head of the team with a clear statement of the main facts.

Must-Have Facts For your Supporting Letter

  1. Name of a Product with a description of its digital nature;
  2. Any public recognition of the Product (including but not limited any awards, media highlights, milestones, etc.) and/or its financial results;
  3. Description of a Team. In other words, this means your boss must provide more details about people who work on the Product. Basically, duration of work, a total number of employees (as well as contractors) involved, your role among them – these are the main things to write about. Also, what is the nature of the Team? In other words, this means more details: whether the Team works only on this project, or it is a constant unit of the Company.
  4. A detailed explanation of your contribution to the success of the Product;
  5. Overview of the results of your involvement in the Project. Write how your significant contribution made a difference in your professional life. For example, you have been promoted, got increased pay, were awarded an internal prize, etc.

Undoubtedly, the Head of the team will require a draft of this document so you must be precise as much as possible.

The letter has to be printed on a headed A4. Just follow the rules for Recommendation Letter for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. This will be enough.

Support with Global Talent Visa application

If you have any questions about your own eligibility or Key Criteria of your Global Talent Visa application – let me know. I will be glad to share my thoughts with you. But read my Disclaimer firstly, I am not the UK authorised lawyer. Just a guy with plenty of experience :).

But I believe it may be difficult to assess the right content of this letter since it is quite a unique document. Hence, please, feel free to contact A Y & J Solicitors, a Legal Partner of this Blog, who has stable experience of work with applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa with very unusual circumstances. Please, let me know if you need to make a direct introduction to them.

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Author: Andrii Seleznov

TalentVisaHelp is an independent project to help more talents and promises to come to the United Kingdom. This project is created by Andrii Seleznov, Tier 1 Exceptional Promise visa recipient and Tech Nation Visa Ambassador in past. Andrii is an experienced entrepreneur, professional engineer and technical founder at Petiole. Additionally, Andrii is an Alumni Mentor at GIST Tech-I Competition and winner of local agritech Hackathons in Ukraine.

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