Tier 1 HSMP Visa for Highly Skilled Migrants
This UK Visa is for Highly Skilled Migrants and provides the right to work for any employer in any capacity, including setting up your own business in the UK, without the employer needing to sponsor a work permit. The Tier 1 Visa is granted for an initial period of 3 years and applicants qualify based on achieving a certain level of points, these being awarded primarily for age, qualifications, past earnings and UK experience.
The Tier 1 General Visa is a replacement for the previous Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) and one of the most popular visas for working in the UK. To find out if you might qualify you can complete SkillClear's
Tier 1 HSMP Points Calculator.
Find out more about the Tier 1 HSMP Visa