Category Archives: Tier 1 (HSMP) News

UK opens its doors for exceptional talent

Aiming to remain a competitive force around the world the government has decided to encourage exceptionally talented leaders from science, humanities, engineering and the arts fields to come to the UK in order to maintain excellence. A new Tier 1 category- Exceptional Talent- will open on 9 August 2011 available to those who have been […]

Tier 1 Application Limit Reached for December 2010

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has announced that theTier 1 application limit (Immigration cap) for December 2010 has now been reached and no more applications will be processed until January 2011. If you are considering applying under Tier 1 General your last chance to apply may be in January 2011 as (1) Tier 1 General […]

Apply For A Tier 1 General Visa Now!

Are you considering applying under Tier 1 General? Do you believe that you qualify? If so contact Commonwealth Contractors immediately to find out about submitting an application. In April of next year Tier 1 General will be abolished altogether however this does not mean that you have until next April to apply. Under the temporary […]

Tier 1 Immigration Cap Reached For October

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has announced that is has reached the interim Immigration Cap for the month of October and no more visas will be issued to overseas applicants under Tier 1 General until the limit allocation reopens once more on Monday the 1st November 2010. If you are applying from outside of the […]

Tier 1 General Temporary Immigration Cap Details Released By UK Border Agency

The UK Border Agency has today released details of the Temporary Immigration Cap placed on Tier 1 General (formerly HSMP), which is due to be implemented on the 19th July 2010. They have also said that the pass mark for Tier 1 General will increase from 95 points (75 points for Attributes + 10 points […]

Changes to Tier 1 General in April 2010

On the 6th April 2010 the UK Border Agency will make significant changes to Tier 1 General (Highly Skilled) of the Points Based Immigration System (PBS). The changes will have a significant impact on highly skilled workers who are either planning to come to the UK for the first time on Tier 1 General or […]

Earned Citizenship & Identity Cards

On the 5th January 2010 Alan Johnson (the Home Secretary) confirmed that the National Identity Register is linked to an Individual’s National Insurance Number. Mr Johnson said that “a National insurance number will be used to aid identity verification checks for Identity Cards, and in time, passports”. This leads one to wonder whether, in time, […]

Changes To Tier 1 In 2010

The Points Based System (PBS) is a flexible tool for controlling migration to the UK. It allows changes to be made based upon the circumstances of the day e.g. changing economic circumstances. The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recently completed its review of Tier 1 and recommended the following changes to the UK Border Agency for […]