UK - New MBA Provision
The 2004 Budget ok the UK announced
a new provision for Graduates of Top 50 Business Schools to work
in the UK for up to 12 months on completing their MBAs. This provision
will form part of the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP). The
new MBA provision will be launched in April 2005.
The Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) is designed to attract
highly skilled people to the UK to seek and take work. The MBA provision
as a part of this scheme is designed to address the weakness in
the UK economy in the quality of management by attracting highly
qualified and talented managers to the UK. The Masters in Business
Administration remains one of the most recognised and respected
management qualifications. Click
to know more...
HSMP Services Limited Registered
with OISC - UK
HSMP Services Limited is pleased to inform all the members, clients
and site visitors that we are now registered with OISC - UK (Office
of the Immigration Services Commissioner) as Immigration Advisor
and Consultant. To begin with HSMP Services Limited will be concentrating
on Immigration Services and Immigration Advice for HSMP Applications,
HSMP Extensions, Work Permits and other UK Visas. Click
to know more...
HSMP Processing Delays (Date Posted:
We reproduce the text as mentioned on official
HSMP web site.
"Due to an unexpected increase in the number of HSMP applications
received, it is no longer possible to meet the current published
timescales for assessing complete applications. The HSMP team estimates
that cases that are submitted with full supporting evidence will
be assessed within 4 weeks of receipt. Please note, we do not acknowledge
receipt of applications.
In order to maximise processing efficiencies within the team, customers
are kindly requested to restrict telephone and email enquiries to
those of utmost urgency. All progress checks should be made beyond
the 4 week timescale stated.
Fax requests for urgent treatment should be restricted to those
accompanied with evidence of an imminent employment start date.
Should you require the return of your passport for urgent travel,
fax requests should be made to the appropriate In-Country Team."
Latest changes to Highly
Skilled Migrant Programme
Home Office, UK has announced the changed HSMP (Highly Skilled Migrant
Programme) scheme which will replace the old HSMP scheme with effect
from 05 December 2006. Old HSMP scheme is suspended for 4 weeks
from 8 November 2006 and no fresh applications under HSMP are accepted
till 05 December 2006.
Based on this announcement, we have created an online HSMP
Points Calculator where you can undertake self-assessment of
your case and find out for yourself if you would qualify under New
HSMP Scheme. It is likely that you may qualify now, while you may
not have qualified under the old HSMP scheme.
The recent changes in the HSMP scheme are as follows:
- Qualifying threshold is increased for all applicants to 75 points.
- Points for Work Experience removed except for Bonus 5 points
for UK work experience or full-time studies in the UK.
- No points are available for Skills of Spouse / Partner.
- Special Assessment according to age is modified.
- Points for Significant Achievement removed
- Special treatment to Medical GPs removed
- English Language proficiency of IELTS Band 6 compulsory.
Out the Latest Changes to HSMP
Mandatory Entry Clearance
for all Persons wishing to come to the UK for more than 6 months
From 13 November 2003, all work permit holders coming to the UK
for more than 6 months will have to obtain entry clearance before
they travel. Click here for further
What is entry clearance?
Entry clearance is a visa or entry clearance certificate that you
are given so you can travel to the United Kingdom. You must apply
for entry clearance to the British Embassy, High Commission or other
British Diplomatic Mission (known as British Diplomatic Posts) in
the country where you live.
Introduction of Charging
for the Consideration of Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP)
From 31 October 2003, Work Permits (UK) will introduce charging
for the consideration of HSMP applications.
How much will it cost?
The fee for the consideration of a HSMP application is £150
per application from 31 October 2003. This fee will apply for initial
HSMP applications and reviews of decisions made under the HSMP arrangements.
There will be no charge for extensions to HSMP permits, as there
is no consideration of the employment aspect of the application.
For further details visit:
HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANT
PROGRAMME APPLICATIONS - Backlog
The Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) Team is receiving a
significant and unexpected increase in applications. This increase
has led to a backlog of applications waiting to be considered.
For further details visit: