Were You Unsuccessful in Your Global Talent Visa #TechNation Visa Endorsement?

This month, I’ve received some disappointing news from applicants who have been unsuccessful for the Stage 1 UK Global Talent Visa (formerly Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa) #TechNationVisa endorsement applications.  It is so disappointing to hear because they have worked so hard on their applications only to be denied by Tech Nation assessors.

This is why my suggestion is to seek my advice so I can at least review your application before you submit it.

However, if it’s too late and you have a letter to say you are unsuccessful, here are some options to help you decide on your next course of action.

  1. You can seek a review of Tech Nation’s decision and submit an appeal; and/or
  2. submit a fresh Global Talent Visa application.

Appealing the Decision

Depending on Tech Nation Assessor’s reason/s, there is an opportunity to appeal the decision provided you appeal within the 28 day time limit.  The benefit of appealing the decision is that your Global Talent Visa endorsement application will be reassessed by another assessor and you now have a 50% chance of succeeding. Furthermore, there is currently no cost to appeal the decision (as at May 2020).

If you appeal, you cannot add new evidence. You can only direct Tech Nation’s assessor to the content in the evidence and documents already provided, refer the assessor to statements made by experts or supporters to answer the assessor’s comments and feedback.

If your appeal for the Global Talent Visa endorsement is unsuccessful, use both the feedback from the initial and appeal decisions to assist you in applying again.  You can submit new and different evidence in your fresh application.

You can only appeal once.

If you need help in appealing the decision, I provide advice and guidance for applicants with unsuccessful result for their Stage 1 Global Talent Visa endorsement. Advice ranges from reviewing their full application, evaluating the Assessor’s decision, helping in drafting the appeal and provide wording and guidance on how to draft the appeal.

Read how I helped Mofoluke Ayoola with her endorsement after she was unsuccessful the first time here.

A Fresh Global Talent Visa Application

If your appeal is unsuccessful, you may submit a fresh application using both the feedback from the original application and the appeal decision.

Try not to be too disheartened if you receive an unsuccessful result.  Take a breath and consider the assessor’s comments as challenges which you can address and overcome.

I also coach applicants with their fresh Global Talent Visa endorsement applications to increase their chances of success. Click here for my packages of support for fresh endorsement applications.


54% of applicants are endorsed with exceptional talent or exceptional promise so it’s even more important to consider getting support throughout the endorsement process.

I helped Katie Carroll succeed in receiving her endorsement and visa after she was unsuccessful the first time she applied.  Katie is an inspiration when it comes to persistence with the Tech Nation Global Talent Visa process and the importance of obtaining feedback to make your application as strong as it can be.

If you would like guidance and help with the question: Should I Appeal? Here are my packages of support where I can help you with your Global Talent Visa endorsement appeals.

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