Highly Skilled Migrant Programme


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Highly Skilled Migrant Programme

A former UK immigration programme for entry to the UK for successful people with sought-after skills, which is similar to the skilled migration programs once used for entry to Australia and Canada. The HSMP has been replaced by Tier 1 (General) of the UK's new points-based system, which uses criteria very similar to the HSMP.
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In the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme only the threshold salary must be met, and the threshold is much lower.
Rather, the new threat to Africa lies in the increasingly diverse mass evacuation schemes for highly trained and skilled Africans such as the disingenuously named US Green Card Lottery and the more honestly named UK Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) amongst others (see story on p14).
While the vagueness of the Green Card Lottery masks Africa's real intellectual and skills losses, the European schemes and especially the UK Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) is based on a points calculator or criteria which is more to the point.
A knowledge of English language has recently been introduced as part of the revised Highly Skilled Migrant Programme Scheme.
A YOU could apply for leave to remain in the UK under the work permit scheme or the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme scheme when you get an appropriate job.
Earlier this month the Home Office announced a major shake-up of the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme to apply to all future initial and extension applications.
Alternately you could apply for leave to remain in the UK under Highly Skilled Migrant Programme.
Mr Byrne explained that the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) would allow industry to recruit workers with skills currently needed in the workforce, such as health and computer professionals.
So, employers wishing to recruit Romanian or Bulgarian nationals will only be able to do so either through one of the limited sector based schemes currently in operation, or through one of the existing immigration categories that permits individuals to work in the UK, such as the Work Permit or Highly Skilled Migrant Programme Scheme.
The permanent extension of the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme.
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