UK Visa Exempts Nigerian Graduates

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UK Visa Exempts Nigerian Graduates

 

 

The United Kingdom is about to start issuing a new visa that will allow holders of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees to travel to the country and work in fields like science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.UK Visa Exempts Nigerian Graduates

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The visa allows applicants to move to the UK without having a job offer or sponsorship, but some requirements are waived for Nigerian university graduates.

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For many Nigerians looking to relocate abroad, the United Kingdom is a top choice.

The new visa policy, which is set to go into effect on May 30, requires prospective applicants to have graduated from one of the top 50 schools in a reputable global university ranking.

The “High Potential Individual” visa route, according to UK Minister of Safe and Legal Migration Kevin Foster, is aimed at attracting high-skilled foreign university graduates who will be allowed to work and stay in the UK for two or three years.

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After the visa expires, holders can apply for “permits under the skilled worker, start-up and innovator, exceptional talent, or scale-up route” to stay in the UK.

However, according to the latest reports of the three global university rankings recognised by the UK , no Nigerian university ranks among the top 50 universities.

The list, according to the government, will be compiled annually and will include institutions that are among the “top 50 universities in at least two of the following ranking systems.”

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, and Academic Ranking of World Universities are the three ranking systems.

Applicants must also have received a degree that is “not less than a UK bachelor’s degree.”

“The new High Potential Individual route will make coming to the UK as simple as possible for internationally mobile individuals who demonstrate high potential.” It will allow those who have already demonstrated their academic potential to come to the UK without having a job offer,” Foster said in a statement.

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Applicants must also show that they have at least £1,270 in their bank account for a continuous 28-day period no later than 31 days before applying for a High Potential Individual visa.

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“If you’ve lived in the UK for more than 12 months, you might not need to meet this requirement.” Bachelor’s and master’s degree holders will be granted a two-year visa. Graduates with a PhD or another doctoral degree will be granted three-year visas. This visa can only be obtained once, and those who have previously held a Graduate visa will not be eligible.

“You will be able to bring dependants with you, such as a partner or children under the age of 18.” A spouse, civil partner, or unmarried partner is referred to as a “partner.”

According to reports, unmarried partners must demonstrate that they have lived together for at least two years and that their relationship is genuine.”

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