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How long can you stay once granted the visa?

If you have a bachelor’s or a master’s degree the High Potential Individual visa will last for two years. If you have a PhD or other doctoral qualification, it will last for three years.

You cannot extend a High Potential Individual visa however, it may be possible to switch to a different visa such as a skilled worker visa once it expires.

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