We have provided a Guide to HSMP,
click on one of the icons on the left to find out about HSMP in detail.
Some significant changes to the HSMP were
made in October of 2003, most notably:
The requirements for qualifying for a
work permit under the HSMP were significantly relaxed.
If your wife or partner has degree level
qualifications or has graduate level work experience and wants to also
come to work in the UK, you will now find it much easier to get a work
permit for both yourself and your wife or partner under HSMP.
If you are under 28 years of age, it is
now easier to obtain a work permit under the HSMP. In particular, you
will need far less work experience in a graduate level job and will not
have to have earned as much in your job as before under HSMP.
These changes will mean that a lot more
people can now qualify to obtain work permits under the reformed HSMP.
The reasoning behind the programme is that the HSMP aims to provide a
migration path for persons who have the skills and experience required
by the UK to compete in the global economy.
How do I qualify under HSMP?
To make a successful application for a
work permit under the HSMP, you will be required to provide evidence that
you can score at least 65 points (60 points if you are under 28) in the
five areas below and demonstrate that you will be able to continue your
present career in the UK.
The Scoring Areas
and the points you can gain to qualify under the HSMP are awarded according
to the levels of your:
• Educational qualifications • Work
Experience • Past Earnings •
Achievement in your field of expertise.
You can calculate your HSMP score online
now by clicking here
Highly Skilled Migrant Programme