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 The HSMP has been replaced by Tier 1 (General) of the UK's new points-based system, which uses criteria very similar to the HSMP.
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The HSMP contains five different bands for distributing points for past earnings, depending on which country the applicant is applying from.
Adding weekly database exercises to the laboratory manual: The librarians enhanced the laboratory manual for HSMP by adding descriptions and exercises for use of online journal databases subscribed to by the library.
Some 10,014 of the latter were OTDs who entered under the HSMP program.
Tenders are invited for Defective Hsmp & Cheq Plate
More than 49,000 people took up the HSMP scheme, which was introduced in 2002 to encourage workers with badly needed skills to come to Britain, offering them the prospect of the right to permanent residence in the UK.
While the HSMP approved applications from people in over 100 different countries, in 2005 people from India and Pakistan dominated the programme, accounting for half of all approvals (see Table 3).
Upon recommendation, he went to a solicitor who applied for a new HSMP for the actor.