High remuneration for my service

You command a high salary or other remuneration for your services, as evidenced by commercial or employment contracts with salary information, including any bonus and equity options and history of earnings.

Hello everyone, Can someone tell me how I can prove high remuneration for my service?

Lastly, can I pick two mandatory pieces of evidence and eight optional ones?

I appreciate your contributions


The answer to your question is already in the quote. You can show commercial or employment contract. You can use two mandatory criteria but it may not be sufficient if the two you are using are not solid. Best for you to use 3-4 in case the assessor does think the two evidence are sufficient enough.

Thank you Francisca for always showing up. Kindly help me review my pieces of evidence and recommendation.

Applying from Nigeria as a business owner-digital products


LOR1: CEO of a startup company in Nigeria

LOR2: CEO of a startup Company in London

LOR3: Senior officer of an IT company in London

I am not sure if the recommendations have to be from Nigeria. I went to school in England and I have built relationships with these people.


MC 1: EVIDENCE 1 You have evidence of speaking at high-profile digital technology sector events, or specialist events for your particular field in the digital technology sector, as evidenced by reference letter(s) from leading industry expert(s) describing your work, or as evidenced by news clippings or similar evidence (including event size/attendance estimates where possible).

Can this be an event conducted by me via Zoom about my business.

MC 2: EVIDENCE 2: Published material in professional or major trade publications or major media about the applicant related to the applicant’s work in the digital technology sector. You must include the title, date and evidence that you are the author of such published material and any necessary translation.

An article about my business in Nigeria was published on the guardian newspaper and it shows my name and the date of publication.


You command a high salary or other remuneration for your services, as evidenced by commercial or employment contracts with salary information including any bonus and equity options and history of earnings.

An invoice issued to my client stating the service and the fees. I am still not clear on how to proof that the fee is high.


How do I demonstrate that I have a proven track record or examples of innovation in the digital technology sector as a founder or senior executive of a product-led digital technology company or an employee working in a new digital field or concept?

Evidence 4) Audited account of last year

Evidence 5) Projections for current financial year.

Evidence 6) The CAC article of association but does not show innovative startup

Evidence of innovation/product development, proof of product in market and associated traction through revenue

Evidence 7) Screen shot of a recent invoice sent to a customer or my website and revenues on my bank account.

Evidence 8) Evidence of domestic and/or international sales should show customer numbers for each country in which the company is operating, including a ranking of your distribution channels with a breakdown of when these sales were achieved for each channel (i.e. online, physical retail, 3rd party distributors, resellers etc.).

Screen shot of transactions on my paystack account stating the customers, amount paid and date. I also have few paid transactions on Eventbrite for my downloadable digital products. Please should I include only one since they said a piece of document represents one evidence.

How do I demonstrate that I have made a significant technical, commercial or entrepreneurial contributions to the field as a founder, senior executive, board member or employee of a product-led digital technology company?

Evidence 9) Pre-seed funding raised in during the pandemic but the only proof I have is my bank statement. It was mainly from family so I have no other documentation. Also, should I convert using the exchange rate the time I received the funds?

Evidence 10) The valuation report of my company issued by a British company.

Lastly, I heard they should be able to see something significant about the applicant when they google their name. Is that true?

I guess you have listed examples based on the tech nation guide but how do you tend to show you have been recognised as a leader in your sector? Event organised relating to your company are clearly not sector leading eveni. For proof of innovation, there is nothing about the product itself and why it is considered innovative, the listed documents are additional evidence you can show but may not be sufficient in proving Innovation. What is your clear significant contribution. I understand your have raised money but you need to show you contribution and how this is impactful.

I will review this… I appreciate you, Francisca

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For someone who more than one company, can i use each company CAC Certificate and Memart as evidence for each of the company?

I usually get hired as a consultant to develop software application for company and I get paid on contract. Can i use this as evidence of high salary?

Hello Afolabi, I am sure the experts on this platform will answer your questions, but consultancy is not acceptable. Maybe you can make it sound better by acting as a founder and being paid for your services.

You are right. He needs to read the tech nation guide so he doesn’t end up with evidence that will show he is not suitable for endorsement.