Statement about my new status

Dear readers, today, I would like to share my status updates with you and report about my activity as an Ambassador of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa in Digital Technology.


I started this blog in late 2016. I moved to the United Kingdom from Ukraine and decided to share my knowledge and experience of application for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa with other people. I wanted more visa applicants to be successful and avoid mistakes.

Since that time, 10K people visited my Blog (I did not count by myself, Google Analytics helps me all the time :)).
I got 428 emails to with questions about Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa and answered as soon as I could. Also, I got 43 messages on LinkedIn about our beloved visa and answered them.

In September 2018, I added a Messenger to my Blog and thanks to it; I got 416 messages from you. With pretty much busy hours of messaging :). Evidence is provided below.

Statistics about messaging to Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Blog
Statistics about messaging to Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Blog

Also, I answered 15 questions (out of 19 existing items) at the Forum of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa applicants, that has been opened recently.

In July 2017, I was appointed for an unpaid position as one of the Ambassadors of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa in Digital Technology. Today, on September 12, 2019, I got the news that Tech Nation would like to withdraw me as an Ambassador from this volunteer role.
Appreciating this decision, I would like to thank my life for the chance to have this status for two years and two months. It was an exciting journey.

I believe my scale of unpaid work as an Ambassador was good. I think a number of people, which I have helped during the whole period of the existence of my Blog, is impressive.
But now it is time to move ahead. So let’s go to the future.


Nevertheless, changes in my status mentioned above, I remain a Tier 1 Exceptional Promise Visa recipient. Hence, my little efforts to attract more tech talents to the United Kingdom (via this Blog) will continue.

I am NOT an Ambassador of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa anymore.
But I will continue to answer your questions and share my own experience and knowledge with you. Changes in my status will not influence the duration of my answer and the content of my replies to you.

I know that some of the visa application procedures have been changed, fresh updates to the policy of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Scheme have been released. And, definitely, I am not an immigration expert (read the Disclaimer for details).

But I am always happy to understand that my writing in this Blog had has a positive impact on dozens of applicants. They can find relevant answers on my pages. They can ask about their unique circumstances.

I am always happy to meet my readers (who got their visas and thank me for my invisible support to them). I appreciate every reader who writes kind words about my Blog.

So let’s continue to celebrate life and technologies. If you have any questions – let me know, I will be glad to share my knowledge with you.

Have a sunny September in your soul and in the UK 🙂


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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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