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The Global Talent Visa is an immigration route that grants talented tech specialists a fast track to working and living in the UK. Tech Nation – the official Home Office endorsing body – is trusted
to assess applications and endorse candidates. When it comes to making the Global Talent application, it’s important to evaluate your achievements and make sure that you include each and every proof of your talent. We have compiled a list of document types required in the application process and specific examples you can include.
GitHub, the world’s largest software development platform, StackOverflow, the most trusted online community for developers to learn and share their knowledge, and other websites built around an open-source framework are essential sources for tech professionals. Recruiters and recruiting companies are using OS websites as a search tool for highly-skilled developers and as a source of information about potential employees.
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GIT PROFILE AND OPEN-SOURCE CONTRIBUTION - WHY IS IT IMPORTANT IN YOUR GLOBAL TALENT APPLICATION?

06/04/2022 
GitHub, the world’s largest software development platform, StackOverflow, the most trusted online community for developers to learn and share their knowledge, and other websites built around an open-source framework are essential sources for tech professionals. Recruiters and recruiting companies are using OS websites as a search tool for highly-skilled developers and as a source of information about potential employees.
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Main things recruiters are looking for:

  •  Number of followers as an indicator of the developer’s professional level and reputation within the Open Source community;
  •  Public activity;
  •  Projects and code sources.

Most importantly, open-source contributions may serve as evidence to prove one of the criteria for your Global Talent application.


For example, to prove one of the most popular optional criteria — a significant contribution to the field — applicants can attach the Git profile with the project’s source code, clearly showing their role. They also have to provide a screenshot of the README file clarifying the project’s point.


An open-source profile may also prove another optional criterion — recognition for work beyond the main occupation. An applicant may have a popular StackOverflow profile and confirm that by showing the number of followers or the number of stars or forks for the GitHub profile. If the candidate is a contributor to an open-source code on GitHub serving educational purposes, for example, the screenshot of the merged pull request will act as a piece of evidence as well.

If you want to calculate your chances of getting a visa and get detailed feedback from our team, please take our scoring test.
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