UK Visa: Nigerian Graduates Excluded From Application

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A High Potential Individual Visa (HPI Visa) is a special type of UK Visa that allows applicants to relocate to the UK without a prior job offer or sponsorship.


The United Kingdom announced plans to issue new visas to people that hold first degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorate degrees. These degree holders will be allowed to travel and work in the country in these fields: science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, by May 30.


The requirements for this visa exempts graduates from Nigerian universities. The applicants must have been awarded a degree, equivalent to or not less than a UK bachelor’s degree.

”On the expiration of the visa, the holders could switch to permits under the skilled worker, start-up and innovator, exceptional talent, or scale-up route for continued stay in the UK.

“The new High Potential Individual route will make it as simple as possible for internationally mobile individuals who demonstrate high potential to come to the UK.“

”It will enable those who have already demonstrated their potential through academic achievement to come to the UK without a prior job offer.

“If you’ve been resident in the UK for more than 12 months, you might not need to meet this requirement. Graduates with a bachelor’s or a master’s degree will be given a two-year visa. Ph.D. or other doctoral-level graduates will get visas valid for three years.

”This visa can only be granted once and will not be available to those who have already had a graduate visa.”

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