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How long can I stay in the UK with this visa?

You can stay for whichever is the shorter of:

  • 6 months or 12 months (depending on the trade agreement you’re providing services under); and
  • The time given on your certificate of sponsorship plus 14 days.

If you have spent time in the UK previously on a different visa, this may limit your stay in the UK to a maximum of 5 years in any 6 year period.

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