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Ya, no one knows for sure what the new requirements will be. Everyone is hoping that conditions for tier 1 will be the same as current HSMP criterea. However recent news on this has been a bit discouraging.FHA wrote:Hi folks
Does any one know that the rules for qualifying HSMP will be changing from this year i believe March.is this true?
Andy, this is the problem. The rules can be changed at any time. And yes, if you don't meet the new criterea at the time you apply for flr then you might be sent home.andy2007 wrote:Hi LondonBlonde,
I got EC last week. If I go to UK and rules change in March then I suppose the rules for flr will also change. So in my case, during FLR, will I be assessed as per new rules after 2 years? Or even if new rules come in March, during FLR I will be assesed as per old rules because I got EC as per old rules.?
Please guide me on this. Thanks
Why is it bad for work permit holders? Dont work permit holders fall under Tier 2?LondonBlonde wrote: Ya, no one knows for sure what the new requirements will be. Everyone is hoping that conditions for tier 1 will be the same as current HSMP criterea. However recent news on this has been a bit discouraging.
Tier 3 has already been closed to extensions. This is quite bad for Work Permit holders. They may not be able to extend under the new points system. IE - could very well be sent home after years of service to UK companies.
At this point it means that those on HSMP who shifted to WP under transitional arrangments on account of not meeting 75 points, would be able to count the initial years under HSMP towards the 5 years currently required for LTR. This is especially helpful to those at 1+3 stage of HSMP unable to meet the retrospective legislation, they can obtain ILR after 4 years of HSMP followed by 1 year of WP. Of course, now this is just a proposal and may or may not be included in the final tier system.Kelvin wrote:Haing read the pdf file "HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANTS UNDER THE POINTS BASED SYSTEM - STATEMENT OF INTENT" (linked given by zmanzoor), the sentence on page 17 "Settlement - We will introduce a new provision enabling people who have had leave in HSMP to be able to count that time towards the threshold for being able to apply for settlement from Work Permits (Tier 2)", does it mean the time spend under HSMP will be counted towards ILR at the end of 5 years for those HSMPs who might be transferred to Work Permit ?
It don't mention Bachelor Degree to be exempt IELTS,zmanzoor wrote:Check out the following link
http://www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/siteco ... s/pbsdocs/
View the "Points based system - tier 1 statement of intent" PDF
it outlines the changes in HSMP...
Yes the present scheme was active from Dec 6 2006pyke wrote:what? did they really suspend the previous scheme for a month before the new one? that's terrible. any indication if that will happen again?