UK High Potential Individual Visa

A High Potential Individual visa allows graduates of some international colleges to enter the UK for a maximum of two years of employment. To get immediate assistance call us now at 0203 384 4389. We’re always available to help you.

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High Potential Individual Visa

The UK High Potential Individual (HPI) Visa is a relatively new route introduced to attract talented individuals who have demonstrated high potential in their early career stages. It’s aimed at recent graduates from top global universities who wish to work or look for work, in the UK. 


Individuals with a High Potential Individual Visa can work or seek employment in the UK after graduating from top universities around the world. The visa will be available after 30 May 2022.

It is not possible to settle in the UK through the High Potential Individual route. You may, however, be able to apply from inside the UK to switch to another immigration route leading to settlement before your leave expires. An applicant’s partner and dependent children may join or accompany them.

For further details call 0203 384 4389 

Who is eligible for the High Potential Individual Visa?

UK Visas & Immigration requires the following requirements in order to grant you a High Potential Individual Visa:
You may have to meet different requirements depending on your situation. To ensure that any mistakes can be identified, and a solid strategy can be developed and implemented, you must seek professional advice and guidance as soon as possible.

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What Degrees/Awarding Universities are Eligible?

You will need an overseas degree level qualification in order to be eligible for a High Potential Individual Visa.
To qualify for a High Potential Individual Visa, you must have received your overseas degree within the last five years.
In regard to the date when you were awarded your degree, the institution that awarded it must appear on the Global Universities List. University rankings published by the Home Office are known as the Global Universities List, which is compiled every year and consists of universities that are ranked in the top 50 according to at least two different ranking systems:
The Home Office produces a list of the top 50 universities which qualify graduates as potential High Potential Individual visa applicants.
Ecctis must confirm that your qualification is equivalent to or exceeds the recognised standard of a UK bachelor’s or UK postgraduate degree. Additionally, Ecctis will confirm the date when your degree was awarded.
Our expert team is able to verify that your degree and or awarding institution qualify under the High Potential Individual Visa route.

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What is the English Language Requirement?

In order to qualify for a High Potential Individual Visa, you must show proficiency in English in all 4 components (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) to at least level B1 (intermediate).
If you are a recent graduate applying for clearance or leave as a High Potential Individual, you must meet the following language requirement:

How Long Does a High Potential Individual Visa Last?

You will be granted a High Potential Visa for the following period of time if your application for a High Potential Visa is approved:

What is the Financial Requirement for a High Potential Individual Visa?

The minimum cash requirement is £1,270, subject to the exemptions below.
The money must have been held for a minimum of 28 consecutive days and not more than 31 days before the application deadline.
As long as you have been in the UK with permission for 12 months or more at the time you apply, you will meet the financial requirement and won’t need to show funds.

Can I switch my existing Visa to a High Potential Individual Visa?

By switching to the High Potential Individual Visa route, you can extend your stay if you have current leave to remain in another immigration category or were last granted permission as a Visitor, a Short-term Student, a Parent of a Child Student, a Seasonal Worker, a Domestic Worker in a Private Household, or outside the Immigration Rules.

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Does the High Potential Individual Visa offer a pathway to Settlement?

Settlement in the UK is not directly associated with the High Potential Individual Visa. It is possible to switch to another immigration route, such as the skilled worker route or the start-up route when combined with the innovator route before your leave expires. The immigration route you wish to extend into will have specific requirements. There is information on our website about all the main immigration routes, including if they lead to settlement.
You may also be eligible to extend your stay until you qualify for settlement based on your long residence.

Can My Family Members Join Me as a Potential Individual Visa Holder?

Visa holders can be accompanied or joined by a dependent partner over 18 years old and dependent children under 18 years old.

How can UK Immigration Solicitors help me with My Potential Individual Visa?

Our expert legal team are highly experienced in assisting with the below services (where the option has been made available by UKVI and is considered appropriate.

New Applications – We can help you assess the merits, challenges and solutions to any issues arising whilst making a new application for a High Potential Individual Visa.

Dependents – We can help you make a successful application for your partner or children to join you as your dependents on your High Potential Individual Visa.

Legal Representations – Where applicable, if you find yourself in an unusual or challenging situation and want the Home Office to take notice of your special circumstances to ensure that you are treated fairly and your rights are respected, our expert team can make both oral and written persuasive legal representations.
Challenge a Refusal – If your application has been refused, we can consider your refusal for free and advise on the best course of action.
Administrative Review – Home Office or Immigration Rules can be challenged if the decision-maker failed to follow them correctly.
Judicial Review – If your application was denied illegally, unreasonable or procedurally improperly, our immigration lawyers can apply for Judicial Review and represent you at the Judicial Review hearing.
Appeal an Unfair Decision – The decision to refuse your application may provide you with a right of appeal to the First Tier Tribunal. Our expert lawyers can advise you on and handle Appeals before the Immigration & Asylum Chamber (First Tier & Upper Tribunal)

Why High Potential Individual Visa?

At UK Immigration Solicitors, we are passionate about all thing’s immigration. As a multi award winning nationwide law firm, we are proud to offer a truly global service. We have assisted clients from more than 120 countries over the last 10 years. We are proud to innovate and lead the immigration law industry.
Back in 2012, after carefully listening to the frustrations of clients who could not find reliable immigration advice online, we pioneered the provision of legal representation for immigration cases online. This was a revolutionary transition and since our innovations, there have been a whole multitude of online immigration service providers.
UK Immigration Solicitors are immensely proud of our reputation and our ability to deliver a truly global, comprehensive service to our clients without the need for them to step foot outside of the comfort of their own home in most cases.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Most of the time, a child needs a visa in order to live in the UK. For instance, if their parent is a foreign national working or studying in the country, the child may need a Child Dependant Visa.

Immigration rules are complex and subject to regular changes and revisions. This itself presents problems as it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they are aware of and have complied with any changes to the routes, processes and evidence requirements.

Failure to meet strict rules is likely to result in the application being refused which, in turn, is likely have an emotional and financial strain on you and your family.

It is our job to ensure we are fully aware of the latest immigration rules, policies and procedures. We don’t leave matters to chance. Once you become a client of ours, we explain our strategy and tell you exactly how we propose to get you the right result. We will pinpoint the positives and negatives of your circumstances and explain where issues may arise and what would need to be done to fix them. We provide step by step guidance and advice throughout the entire process professionally. Our vast experience allows us to foresee problems before they arise and pro-actively adopt a strategic action plan.

Our legal fees are always agreed and fixed with you right at the beginning of your case, so you have complete peace of mind and control over the costs to ensure there are no restrictions or unpleasant surprises.

There are many online agencies, advisors and marketing companies who claim to be immigration experts but, provide very little expertise.

Let us be very clear here, if you are paying for someone just to fill in the forms for you, you should think about how you can put that money to better use and avoid gambling with your future by using inexperienced and ineffective companies.

We are a fully regulated nationwide, multi award winning law firm that specialises in immigration. Having more than 60 years of combined expertise and having handled more than 8,000 cases we have unrivalled experience and expertise to ensure you get the right result first time around – Don’t take our word for it though, check out our reviews to see why our clients trust us with their futures. We are rated 5* across the board and 98% of our clients have confirmed that they would recommend us to others.

We have illustrated our typical scope of service below so you can understand what we do for you as paid of our service:

 

  • Our immigration specialists carry out a free detailed assessment with you to understand your circumstances and needs.
  • The collated information is then reviewed by a senior immigration solicitor who will have no less than 8 years’ immigration experience.
  • Based on the information collected, the senior solicitor will then confirm what your options are and will also confirm if we are able to help you.
  • We will offer you an Agreed Fixed Fee quotation for us to handle your entire case until initial conclusion without obligation.
  • If we have officially taken your instructions, we will create a client file for you and collect detailed initial information.
  • We will then ensure you receive a personalised one-to-one legal consultation with a senior immigration solicitor who will take your full instructions by exploring your circumstances in detail and advise you on the best way to meet your objectives. The solicitor will explain the relevant legislations and provide you with advice on the steps that we would need to take to get a successful result.
  • The senior solicitor who carried out your legal consultation will then send you detailed written legal advice explaining everything that needs to be done and which documents will be required as part of the process. We will tell you about any problem areas and formulate a strategy to overcome/mitigate these.
  • We will carefully review any documents that you have provided in support of the application. These documents are then validated and formatted to ensure that they meet the UKVI specified evidence requirements. Where they do not, we will explain what needs to be done to address the issues.
  • Where required, we will prepare any necessary written legal arguments or representations that are required to support your application and gain an approval. Often, we may be required to make discretionary submissions.
  • We will complete a draft application and share this with you to ensure that all parties are happy with the representations that will be submitted to the Home Office.
  • We advise you on what application processing routes are available. In some cases, there are fast track or premium processing routes available. We may be required to book a Home Office appointment on your behalf.  Will also be able to confirm typical processing times for any processing centre in the world. We explain all options, routes and fees comprehensively allowing you to make the best choice.
  • We lodge the application on your behalf using our secure authenticated processes. Whilst your application is pending, we continue to ensure you receive maximum legal protection and ensure that your rights and allowances are upheld throughout the processing stage. We ensure that you are aware of and remain compliant with the immigration rules and regulations during this period. We will also keep you updated on the progress of your matter.
  • If any follow up work is required in response to any queries raised by the UKVI, we will also deal with these as part of the comprehensive service.
  • We secure a decision on your matter and further advise you on the relevant implications of that decision. If required, we will also confirm if any secondary applications are required and brief you on the necessary process and procedure for those also.

Here are just some of the reasons to choose us:

  • We are the UK’s #1 Immigration Specialist Law Firm
  • We are a fully SRA regulated law firm so you are working directly with our in house legal team
  • No agencies, middlemen or outsourcing
  • We have achieved 99% success rate across all application types
  • We have a 24 hour helpline that operates 7 days a week – 365 days a year
  • We have multiple offices across the UK but 90% of our clients are not required to visit in person
  • We have more than 60 years combined immigration expertise
  • Our team have handled more than 8,000 cases
  • We offer a free initial assessment which will explain your options and check your eligibility for your chosen route
  • We operate a 100% Agreed Fixed Fee model with all fees fixed and agreed before work is started
  • 98% of our clients would recommend us to family & friends
  • Our average rating is 4.6/5 across major review platforms (based on over 2000 reviews).

If you have an immigration related problem or question, you can have a free assessment with a member of our assessments team.

 

The assessor will establish why you are calling and what you are looking for assistance with. The assessor will ask you a series of questions to determine your circumstances in relation to your objectives.

The assessment is 100% private and confidential. As we are a private law firm, we work with our clients to overturn Government decisions daily. We do not share any information with any third party.

Although the assessor will be a trained immigration specialist, they are not solicitors and therefore will not give you detailed legal advice or guidance.

If you want to establish what your options are and the best way forward for you, your assessor will collate the necessary information and then speak with one of the resident senior solicitors at the firm to determine what your options are, if and how we could assist and confirm whether we would be prepared to take your case. If we can assist, you will be provided with an Agreed Fixed Fee quotation which is a single legal fee to cover the firms cost of representation agreed from the outset and binding for all parties.

The free assessment is no obligation and you are merely given clarity on your position and options to move forward.

If you have a complex matter or require legal advice regarding a specific issue, you will most likely require a legal consultation.

This is a separate service and is chargeable at the prevailing rates.

Please note, UK Immigration Solicitors are a private law firm and are not part of the Government. We do not accept legal aid instructions. Although we are happy to assist genuine callers, we are not a directory service and sadly are unable to provide you with Government telephone numbers.

To get started you can either call us on 0203 384 4389 or complete the assessment form and one of the team will call you

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