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High Value Migrants Visa(Tier 1)

The Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP) of the UK is an obsolete program that got replaced by the Tier 1 (General) visa in 2008. It was started in 2002 and had a successful run where the appellants could work for themselves or others as per their choice. The Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP) was a sub-category of the first tier, and it was the part of the UK's five-tier points-based system. It was a program visa that helped highly skilled professionals and gifted individuals move to the UK. This category has now been discontinued by the UK government. Now, even if you are a gifted individual then you need to qualify under a different category.

The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa replaced the HSMP visa category when the new points-based immigration system good introduced. The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa was designed to help people who are considered to be leaders or emerging leaders in different fields. The program was similar to the HSMP visa with added points for Maintenance/Savings, and also language abilities. Recently, Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa has also been replaced by the Global talent Visa on 20 February 2020.

If you were interested in the Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP) then you can choose to relocate through Global Talent Visa now.

Global Talent Visa

The Global talent visa is difficult to get and can be obtained by only a limited people. There are no limitations on the number of visas that can be granted through this category. It is a fast track scheme that has been designed by UK innovation and research UKTI for the leaders in Science, top researchers, mathematics, and astrophysicists to enter the UK.

The visa is for leaders in the field of –

  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Digital technology
  • Arts
  • Fashion
  • Architecture
  • film and Television

A big benefit of being selected for this visa is that the applicant can either start his own business or be self-employed or they can work for any employer they want. The applicant before applying for this visa category also needs to ask for an endorsement from a recognized designated body of UK Home Office application from any of the above-mentioned fields.

There was a limited seat of 2000 for the Tier 1 exceptional visa which is not the case with the Global Talent Visa.

Let us look at the recognized bodies for Global Talent Visa in different fields –

  • Arts Council England - For arts, culture, fashion, and also a film and Television
  • The British academy – Social Science and Humanities
  • The Royal Society – Natural Science and medical science research
  • The Royal Academy of engineering – Engineering applications
  • Tech Nation – For Digital Technology

What is the length of stay with the Global Talent Visa?

The length of stay with the Global Talent Visa will depend on whether the applicant is already in the UK or immigrating from abroad. Those who come to the UK from another country with this Visa can stay for five years and four months. Those who are switching their visa option can stay in the UK for up to five years.

Those who have been granted the Tier 1 exceptional talent visa earlier they can apply for the global talent visa based on three years of stay in the UK. For this, the application can be made twenty-eight days before the end of the three years.

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