Saturday, December 25, 2004

UK 'needs true immigration data'

UK Immigration - What is True Data?

Excerpts from a recent News Story on BBC

A former Home Office minister has called for an independent body to be set up to monitor UK immigration.

Barbara Roche said an organisation should monitor and publish figures and be independent of government.

She said this would counter "so-called independent" groups like Migration Watch, which she described as an anti-immigration body posing as independent.

To read full story click the link above or click here.

Friday, December 24, 2004

UK Immigration - Conservatives' Views: 'Immigrants threaten British values'


Following are are excerpts from a recent news article published on TimesOnline.

DAVID DAVIS gave warning yesterday that Britain’s traditional values were at risk from the scale of immigration into the country and promised substantial cuts if the Tories won power.

Mr Davis, the Shadow Home Secretary, told the Conservative conference that Britain was already the most densely populated big country in Europe and the level of immigration was far too high. Immigrants could fill six new cities the size of Birmingham over the next three decades, he said, and pledged to take action “before it is too late”.

“A Conservative government will substantially cut immigration into Britain. Uncontrolled immigration endangers the values that we in Britain rightly treasure,” he said.

Within a month of taking office a new points-based system of immigration based on the Australian model would be introduced and an annual limit set below the current figure.

To read the full story, please click on the link above.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

UK Immigration & Work Permits - Shortage Occupations

UK Immigration - New addition to the shortage occupations list

With immediate effect, following representations from the Department of Health, all Salaried General Dental Practitioners, Salaried Assistant Dentists and Vocational Dental Practitioners employed in the healthcare sector will be considered under the shortage occupation criteria.

This would mean that if you belong to this sector your employers will find it easy to appy for a Work Permit for you.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

UK Immigration rules for in-country change of status

UK Immigration rules for Change of Status while within the UK have been changed from 1st October 2004.

According to these changes the persons on visitor visa can not change to Work Permit or HSMP while in the UK. Similarly, the students in the UK can not apply for the change or switch to Work Permit or HSMP till they complete the Degree they are studying for.

In short, if your current status in the UK is not that of a Resident, you will not be able to change the status to Resident status

Friday, December 03, 2004

HSMP (UK Immigration) Changes

HSMP Form is changed from 1st November

Please note that HSMP application form is changed from 1st November 2004 and if you are applying now, i.e. after 1st December 2004 you MUST submit the HSMP application using New form else it will be returned back.

The welcome changes in the New form are a page where you can include your address so the HSMP Team can inform you your Case or Reference Number and an additional page for Checklist of Documents you are submitting.

We are sure this will help all the applicants.

If you have any queries you can contact us by email.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Working in the UK - Current Operational Service Levels

HSMP Applications - Current Operational Service Levels:

as published on WP-UK official site

Leave to Remain Applications - Customers should allow up to 13 weeks from the date of application - 27 August 2004

Work Permit Applications - If all information is provided for your application, you can expect a decision within 5 working days - 26 November 2004

Highly Skilled Migrant Programme - Customers should allow up to 26 weeks from the date of application - 26 May 2004

Worker Registration Scheme - Customers should allow up to 2 weeks from the date of application. Complex or incomplete applications may take longer - 22 November 2004

Welcome to HSMP Blog for UK Immigration issues

Dear Friends,

Welcome to HSMP Blog - where you can express your views freely!

We are pleased to start the HSMP Blog for the UK Immigration where you can express your views about UK Immigration in general and HSMP scheme in particular.

We will try to provide you details about UK Immigration through this Blog and we hope you will like the same.

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