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The High Potential Individual Visa is for recent graduates of top global universities who wish to work, or look for work, in the UK. The High Potential Individual route will open on 30 May 2022 and will not lead to settlement.
To qualify, you must be 18 or above, be able to show sufficient English language proficiency and that you are able to support and maintain yourself in the UK without needing any public funds. In addition, you must able to able to show that you have, in the last five years, been awarded an overseas degree level academic qualification form an institution listed on the Global Universities List.
You must also not have been previously granted permission under the Student Doctorate Extension Scheme, as a Graduate or as a High Potential Individual.
If you are a PhD applicant, your permission will be granted for three years, but other visas are two years.
The High Potential Individual route does not lead directly to settlement in the UK. However, before your leave expires, you may be able to apply from within the UK to switch into another immigration route which does lead to settlement, for example the Skilled Worker route.
Applicants may be joined or accompanied by a partner and dependent children under the age of 18. Your dependent partner can work or study in the UK.
The process of applying for a High Potential Individual visa can be lengthy and frustrating without the right guidance. Bridge Partners have years of experience in obtaining UK visas and in-depth knowledge of this new category.