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High Value Migrants Visa(Tier 1)


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 Recently, Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa has also been replaced by the Global talent Visa on 20 February 2020.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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Frequently Asked Questions

No, There is no cost to completing an Express Entry profile. After you receive an ITA and submit a full application you will be required to pay application fee…for more details call us directly.

Yes, one can easily apply being in job because express entry process run simultaneously.

If your spouse, or common law partner accompanying & have graduation, post graduation or any higher qualification you can get ECA done this will increase CRS points, there is no compulsion.

The basic thing that you should aware of your profile eligibility before you apply, there are certain steps to follow like get qualification assessed by ECA prepare IELTS and follow the Federal System of inviting skilled immigrants in Canada is called Express Entry Program. The program is one of the most popular way to applying to Permanent Resident Visa.

Express Entry was introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in the year 2015 This Federal system of CRS evaluates the applicants on the basis of their credentials such as present age, educational levels, work experience & skills acquired, English and French language ability etc.

Basically Proof of funds indicates your financial stability

Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1 $12,474
2 $15,530

Application processing fees to IRCC: $550 per person, and $150 per dependent child. Right of Permanent Residence fees to IRCC: $490 per person, no fees for dependent children. Educational Credential Assessments: around $300 per person if you count international delivery by courier.

ECA is the only way for you to receive points for your foreign education, yes it is mandatory , you can avoid ECA only if you have any qualification done from Canada .

No, Not really. IELTS is to know language proficiency parameter which can also be awarded by giving CELPIP-G

TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

In 75% of cases, an application submitted through Express Entry is processed within 6 months from the date it is received, processing time also depend on getting ITA also , rest left 25% cases can clear process in 9-12 months, if someone is on very low CRS then time varies case to case

For filing your application, you need to create your express entry profile. You cannot file your express entry application if you are not having your Language Proficiency points with you . It is mandatory to appear in any of the asked tests by IRCC either is will be IELTS exam
TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
Any of the above provide you language proficiency points

You do not need a job offer to immigrate to Canada. There are programs available for you that allow you to apply for permanent residency in Canada without securing employment beforehand. You can apply PR if you are considered a Skilled Worker.

After you receive PR Canada you can start your job search from Indian, we also help applicant to reach wider audience of employers so that applicants profile can get more approaches, you can also refer to social media platforms like Linked in, it plays important role, make connections stay connected & explore.

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