The Advantages of the High Potential Individual Visa

The Advantages of the High Potential Individual Visa 

Advice for education providers on immigration to the UKThe High Potential Individual Visa is a type of work visa that allows highly skilled and talented individuals to live and work in the UK. It is designed to attract top talent from around the world to fill key positions in high-growth industries and help drive economic growth and innovation whilst affording you the opportunity to sample the delights of what the UK has to offer.

Eligibility Criteria for the High Potential Individual Visa 

To be eligible for the High Potential Individual Visa, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  •  Have been awarded a qualification by an eligible university within the last 5 years.
  •  The qualification must be at the same level as a UK bachelor’s degree, UK postgraduate degree, UK PhD, or doctorate, and applicants must apply to Ecctis (formerly UK NARIC) to check their qualification is valid and at the right level. 
  •  Applicants must also have graduated from a university ranked as top-rated as of their graduation year.
  • Meet with the English language requirements.
  • Meet with the maintenance requirements of holding £1,270 for 28 days unless you’ve been in the UK with a valid visa for at least 12 months.

The Advantages of the High Potential Individual Visa 

This visa category does not require the individual in question to be sponsored, therefore affording the applicant flexibility to work for whomever they choose. It is also a more cost-effective option than the Global Talent Visa and is also a relatively straightforward process and therefore leads to quicker entry to the UK. 

Settlement Under the High Potential Individual Visa 

The High Potential Individual Visa 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 to another immigration route such as the Skilled Worker Visa or the Global Talent Visa.   

How can NA Law Solicitors help? 

NA Law Solicitors can help you make a successful application for the High Potential Individual Visa. We have extensive experience helping individuals come to the UK. Using our services, you can rest assured that your application is in good hands as we have a track record for making successful applications. 

If you require our assistance making a High Potential Individual Visa application or require advice on alternative visa options, please contact us or call us on 0203 5245439 for a friendly chat with one of our expert immigration solicitors.

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