Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP)
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The Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) has been replaced by Tier 1 (General), a sub-category of the first tier in the UK's new five-tier points based system. If you are highly skilled and would like to live and work in the UK or you are looking to extend your leave to remain with your current HSMP visa, you will be required to qualify under the new Tier 1 (General) rules.
The UK Highly Skilled Migrant Programme was an excellent UK immigration category for entry to the UK for successful people with sought-after skills. It was in some ways similar to the skilled migration programs for entry to Australia and Canada. The system has been replaced by Tier 1 (General) of the UK's new points based system. Tier 1 (General) uses very similar critieria to the HSMP.
For full details about Tier 1 (General), see our Tier 1 for General Highly Skilled Migrants guide.
If you are unable to come under Tier 1 (General), you will find details of other immigration categories at the main UK page.