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  HSMP 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: 22-Feb-2004)

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.


Check 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 details.

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) Applications

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.

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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.

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HSMP Application Backlog

Important changes to HSMP scheme from 01-04-2004
 
 
 
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How I wish such a site was available when I applied for HSMP and came to UK under HSMP! Till before two days of our departure for the UK, we were not sure about where we will go when we land and if there would be any one to receive us at the airport. It was really a time of a lot of stress for us. Fortunately for us some friends of friends helped us, but I am sure not all of us are so lucky and HSMP Services will be able to help those who need such support.   More...
 
 
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