Archive » United Kingdom » HSMP - 12 month earnings question
Member # 7079
|Posted June 14, 2003 06:26 PM |
I just finished my MBA and wish to apply for HSMP. However, I have no earnings for the past 12 months (since I was a full time student). My earnings prior to going into full-time education meet the HSMP criteria.
Quick question: Can I use my earnings .before I went to school OR is the HSMP team very tough on their "earnings in the 12 months immediately prior to application" stance?
Any comments/help appreciated.
Member # 7071
|Posted June 14, 2003 08:18 PM |
I don't think so. They ask for a proof of earnings in last 12 months.
Member # 664
|Posted June 14, 2003 08:43 PM |
Best to ask the HSMP people at Workpermits UK directly - you can email them and they tend to answer queries personally in good detail. I would like to think they will judge you on your 12 months income prior to study but who knows - best to ask them directly.
Let us know what they say! Best of luck in your application,
Member # 2487
|Posted June 14, 2003 08:54 PM |
I believe you can as long as you meet the criteria and you interupted work for only the time you studied for your MBA. I'm pretty sure I read on this site months ago that you can/
Member # 7079
|Posted June 15, 2003 09:50 AM |
Thanks for your input guys, I will send them an email asap to verify.
Member # 7079
|Posted July 01, 2003 07:31 PM |
Ok. So I sent the HSMP team an email and had no reply for a bit. Then my patience wore off and I decided to give them a call. Here's the scoop:
1. Since I was in full time education the last 12 months, I can use my earnings from the 12 months prior to that
2. However, I had been given a visitor visa extension to wait for my graduation. The HSMP team was pretty firm in saying that I can not apply for HSMP on a visitor visa but would have to go home and apply at the British Consulate there.
I am thinking about switching back to student status (enrolling for a short course) and immediately applying for HSMP.
Any chance this could get me in trouble?null
Member # 5984
|Posted July 02, 2003 09:48 AM |
HSMP issue is 2 step as you have stated:
1. Get HSMP approved.
HSMP team at Work Permits UK are correct in that you cannot change in country from visitor to HSMP. Your plan to change to student status depends on if you are a visa or non visa national. What is your nationality? If you are a non visa national and can change to student then you must get that status first then apply to change to HSMP status. Note to change from visitor to student status the course must be a full time course of at least 15hours of daytime study in a single subject or closely related subjects at a single institution (note the institution may have multiple sites). If you need to expedite the relevant immigration changes you need to go in person to the Public Enquiry Office in Croydon fairly early. You may get same day change of status.
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