Quick Overview of HSMP Points System

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You need a total of 75 points, which can be earned in the following way:

1. Age Assessment - 20 points (maximum)

You can claim points if you are under 32 years of age:

Age in years

27 or under - 20 points

28 or 29 - 10 points

30 or 31 - 5 points

32 and over - 0 points

2) Qualifications. You will gain points as follows:

4) Earning power

This is linked to your country of residence (earnings do not include passive investment income but do usually include dividends from a company if you work for it or have founded it). Your earnings should not include passive investment income, but could include income from a company that you founded or work for. You will see further details of the points score for each income level and Country Category below:

Country Code A Including Germany, France, Singapore, USA, Canada, Australia, Bermuda, Israel, Japan, South Korea

  • 16,000 per annum = 5 Points
  • 18,000 per annum = 10 Points
  • 20,000 per annum = 15 Points
  • 23,000 per annum = 20 Points
  • 26,000 per annum = 25 Points
  • 29,000 per annum = 30 Points
  • 32,000 per annum = 35 Points
  • 35,000 per annum = 40 Points
  • 40,000 per annum = 45 Points
Country Code B Including Poland, Brazil, South Africa, Libya, Hungary, Chile, Mexico, Estonia, Turkey

  • 7,000 per annum = 5 Points
  • 8,000 per annum = 10 Points
  • 9,000 per annum = 15 Points
  • 10,000 per annum = 20 Points
  • 11,500 per annum = 25 Points
  • 12,500 per annum = 30 Points
  • 14,000 per annum = 35 Points
  • 15,313 per annum = 40 Points
  • 17,500 per annum = 45 Points
Country Code C Including Jamaica, Russia, Iran, Morocco, Peru, Tunisia, Thailand, Algeria, Romania

  • 5,000 per annum = 5 Points
  • 5,600 per annum = 10 Points
  • 6,300 per annum = 15 Points
  • 7,200 per annum = 20 Points
  • 8,100 per annum = 25 Points
  • 9,100 per annum = 30 Points
  • 10,000 per annum = 35 Points
  • 11,000 per annum = 40 Points
  • 12,500 per annum = 45 Points
Country Code D Including China, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Sudan, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Bangladesh

  • 3,000 per annum = 5 Points
  • 3,400 per annum = 10 Points
  • 3,800 per annum = 15 Points
  • 4,300 per annum = 20 Points
  • 4,900 per annum = 25 Points
  • 5,500 per annum = 30 Points
  • 6,000 per annum = 35 Points
  • 6,600 per annum = 40 Points
  • 7,500 per annum = 45 Points
Country Code E Including Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda

  • 1,400 per annum = 5 Points
  • 1,600 per annum = 10 Points
  • 1,800 per annum = 15 Points
  • 2,000 per annum = 20 Points
  • 2,300 per annum = 25 Points
  • 2,550 per annum = 30 Points
  • 2,800 per annum = 35 Points
  • 3,100 per annum = 40 Points
  • 3,500 per annum = 45 Points

UK Experience - 5 Points (Maximum)

You can gain five points under the following circumstances:

You gain points under the past earnings category and your earnings were in the UK.

or

You have studied and graduated at Bachelors degree or higher in full time education in the UK or at a UK based overseas educational institution for at least one academic year.

English Language Ability

You need to have a bachelors degree that was taught in English (not a Masters degree or PhD).

or

You need to possess an International English Language Testing System qualification at least at Band 6 less than two years old.

8) Other Requirements

If you think you may qualify, please go to our form and we will reply with a quote.

If you do not qualify under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme, there are other options available to you

  1. Work Permit programme - if you have a job offer from a UK company which wants to employ you in a role for which it can not find an EU national, you may be able to get an employer sponsored work permit.
  2. Innovator programme - if you have an original business idea, especially one in the technology sector, you may be able to come to the UK to set up in business.

Otherwise, you will find details of other immigration categories at the main page.