NOTE applications must be made under Tier 1 (General) of the new points-based system .
International Work Permits will be able to advise all applicants currently on HSMP. Please note: applicants who are applying for extension or initial HSMP in the UK will need to apply for the new Tier 1 General Highly Skilled Migrant [GHSM] sub-category. For the rules for the new General Highly Skilled Migrant sub-category [post 19th July 2010] please click here .
Under the new scoring structure, individuals must qualify with a minimum of 80 points, as well as showing that they meet a number of other basic criteria . Points are awarded for qualifications, age, earnings, and experience studying or working in the UK. In addition, individuals must be proficient in English (IELTS level 6.5 + or a Bachelors degree taught and instructed in English or national of an English speaking country). Furthermore, there is a maintenance requirement of 800GBP in the last 3 months.
Please feel free to take our FREE initial HSMP points calculator by clicking here - this is a no obligation service in which you will be assessed by a registered immigration specialist. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our office on +44(0)207 866 8170. It is possible to find out more about the eligibility criteria for HSMP by clicking here.