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How long can I have a Senior or Specialist Worker visa for?

The maximum total stay in the UK is:

  • if you earn more than £73,900 per year, you can hold this visa for 9 years in any 10 year period; and
  • if you earn less than £73,900 per year, you can hold this visa for 5 years in any 6 year period.

This includes time spent in the UK on a previous Global Business Mobility visa or Intra-Company Transfer visa.

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