My 2nd application the process time as follows:
3nd of May sent (Royal mail 2n class sign for by agent),
6th of May received by Payment services department.
16th of May passed to HSMP team, and got reference number(03****/02) 2 day late.
9th of June the positive decision was received by agent, the decision was probably made a day before.
Today I was informed by my agent that my HSMP was granted. My 1st one was refused due to insufficient information in graduate level work experience and income. I only got the points from my UK Master degree. I consulted a agency to give some advises.To be honest, the immigration consultants are not as useful as this forum, they are too busy and they cannot provide as mcuh detailed information as this forum.
I did not have a degree when I worked, I asked my employer to provide very detailed information to explain why I was able to get this job with a degree and duties in early 90s. and responsibilites description was as much as possible.
The tax return turns many people down, I did not submit it as well, but I got the points. I provided payslips, bankstatements and employer detailing salary. about 90% of my paid was transfered into my bank account, but the amount of money which was transfered into bank account was more than HO required amount. I think soem people get rejected without tax return, I think the reason is that only the net pay is taken into account in these case.
One issue is about FLR(IED) or EC, I need to get EC in my home country now. If my first application was approval, I could apply FLR in the UK. When I was applying 2nd time, i did not have student status in the UK, so I have to get EC now, I need to provide more documents now. I emailed email@example.com
many times to ask some questions, they are very helpful and reply very quickly.
HSMP is very complicated, my advice is to take it easy, make sure everything is fine and then submit it, it is better to ask some experts to go througth all of you documents. It cost bit more money,but safe. Although my agent did not ask me to provide more documents, but I feel comfortable when they told me that it should be OK after reading it through. It is a big things in our lives, dont be so mean to spend bit more money. This was the mistake I make in my first application, it is not very likely if you just read the HSMP guide with other advise from some experts or people who have experienced this.
All the hard work has been paid off. This forum is very useful, you can send message to members, you can get helpful advise from them. A couple of people in this forum were very helpful, they advised me a lot of.
Best luck for everyone.