New visa for foreign students in the UK
The new visa for foreign students in the United Kingdom will allow the applicant to live and work for two to three years in the country. Everything will depend on the academic level of each postgraduate:
Graduates with bachelor’s or master’s degrees will get the visa for two years.
Graduates at any doctoral level will be able to stay in the UK for three years.
It is estimated that the High Potential Individual (HPI) visa will be implemented as of May 30, 2022. Those approved will not need a job offer to establish themselves as self-employed citizens.
Applicants who demonstrate their potential through academic achievement will also be able to apply for a visa for partners and children under the age of 18, or dependents.
Requirements to apply for the High Potential Individual (HPI) visa
Bank account with a minimum of $1,600 for a consecutive period of 28 to 31 days prior to making the application.
Hold a graduate degree from one of the 50 internationally recognized universities; according to the criteria of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of the World’s Universities.
The degree must have been earned within five years prior to application.
Regardless of the discipline awarding the degree, it must be linked to no less than a UK bachelor’s degree.
If the degree has been taught in English the applicant must provide certification from the awarding body.
If the degree has not been obtained in English, the applicant will have to pass at least B1 level.
If the qualification was obtained outside the UK, the applicant must have confirmation from the center for Ecctis qualification standards and skills.
If you are a student or skilled worker and would like to know more about visa applications and procedures, please arrange an appointment with us. At Duguech&Dip we can help you with the legal process, renewal or extension you need.
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* It should be taken into account that the regulations of any of the countries analyzed, as well as the established procedures, may change at any time and without prior notice.
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