I applied for Tier1 HSMP general on 1 September (from UK) , I have received by stamped passport and papers today , it was very pleasant surprise as home tele still says they are processing application received till 29th August .
Switching from Work Permit to Tier-1 (General)
Applied from UK on 01-09-2008
Reference letter date : 02-09-2008
Payment detected : 02-09-2008
Stamped Passport and Papers received : 09-10-2008
Thanks all for posting very useful information . All the best for ppls waiting for reply .