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Tier 1 General HSMP UK Highly Skilled Visa

The Tier 1 General HSMP Visa replaces the previous Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP).



If you are currently in the UK then you can switch to the Tier 1 HSMP General Visa if you hold one of the folowing visa categories: If you are in the UK without any of the above visa categories then you will have to return to your home country to apply for the Tier 1 General HSMP Visa.

Tier 1 General will provide an initial visa period of 2 years and allow you to work for any employer in any capacity. At the end of this period you will need to meet the points requirement for an extension of a further 3 years. After this you can apply for Permanent Residence

To qualify for the Tier 1 HSMP Highly Skilled Visa you must meet the following criteria:
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