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The Highly Skilled Migrant Programme has now closed and has been replaced by Tier 1 (General) of The Points Based System (PBS).
  • We advise and assist clients with new applicants under the Tier 1 Highly Skilled (General) category of The Points Based System (PBS).
Applicants are assessed against the criteria of Qualifications, Past Earnings, Age, U.K Experience, English Language and financial maintenance.

We advise and assist clients with new applications and clients who instruct us after they have been refused and need help with requests for Administrative Review.
  • We are also still dealing with applicants in all of the following categories whose applications were considered under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme.

  • Individuals who applied under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme before the scheme was closed and are still awaiting a decision.

  • Individuals whose applications under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme were refused and are awaiting the outcome of review requests.

  • Individuals with HSMP approval letters who are applying to switch their status e.g from student status or work permit holders.

  • Individuals with HSMP approval letters issued within the last six months but who are applying for entry clearance from abroad.

  • Individuals with HSMP approval letters who have been refused entry clearance under The Points Based System (PBS) for example because of failing to meet the maintenance requirements.

  • Individuals previously granted leave to remain under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme before 5 November 2006 who are applying to extend their stay in accordance with the HSMP criteria that were in force in November 2006.
We also deal with applicants switching from student status to Post Study Work as well as investors and entrepreneurs.

We have an excellent success record and offer competitive packages for applications at all stages of the process.

Please contact us for advice and assistance with your application.

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The Right to Marry in the UK and Closure of the Certificate of Approval Scheme on 9th May 2011.
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Changes to Student visas effective from 21 April 2011.
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Changes relating to Re-entry bans - reduced from 5 years to 2 years where individuals voluntarily return – April 2011.
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Post-Study Work (PSW) to close from April 2012.
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Changes affecting settlement applications - New criminality and income requirements – from 6th April 2011.
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Accreditation Requirements - Important news for Colleges and Universities under Tier 4.
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Faster routes for settlement for Investors and Entrepreneurs under Tier 1 – March 2011.
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Closure of Workers Registration Scheme (WRS) – 10 March 2011.
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Tier 2 - skilled workers: Changes to Tier 2 (General) – limit on visas, changes to Shortage occupations list and Graduate level requirements started. – March 2011.
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