Chloe Smith

World's top graduates get new UK visa option

Author: Chloe Smith, Updated: 30 May 2022 10:20

Today, the Government has opened a new visa scheme for the world’s top graduates, which uses post-Brexit freedoms to attract the brightest and the best to the UK.

The post-Brexit points-based immigration system is designed to attract the best and the brightest to the UK by establishing the UK as a leading international hub for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

That is why the Government has opened the ‘high potential individual’ route today, giving alumni of the top 50 non-UK universities who graduated in the past five years and are fluent in English a work visa lasting up to three years.

This will put ability and talent first, not where someone comes from, and will help grow the economy – making sure the businesses of tomorrow are built here, today.

As the local MP, ensuring that we have more good jobs in Norwich is one of my priorities. To find out what I am doing to ensure this, please visit:  

I hope you find this information helpful. The Government is committed to jobs, and so am I for us in Norwich. If I can help constituents with any matter, please do email me on or ring my constituency office on 01603 414756.

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