An English Skills Assessment called IELTS is a mandatory part of the Immigration process.
The HSMP program is designed to allow highly skilled people to migrate to U.K to look for work or self-employment opportunities and it is different from the work permit arrangements because you do not need a specific job offer in the UK to apply. It is also different from business routes such as the Innovators scheme because you do not need a detailed business plan or create new jobs.
The Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP) application can be made from within the country of your residence or you can also apply from inside the UK if you are in UK with Home Office permission. Individuals already in the UK may apply to switch into HSMP without leaving the country provided they have leave as a:
Work permit holder or Student who has successfully obtained a degree level qualification on a recognized degree course at either a UK publicly funded further or higher education institution or a bona fide UK private education institution which maintains satisfactory records of enrolment and attendance; or
Postgraduate doctor or a postgraduate dentist or trainee general practitioner; or
Working holidaymaker or International Graduates Scheme participant.
Family Immigration In U.K
UK Spouse Visa is a type of U.K Visa which can be filed only by the applicants who are married/committed to or in a relationship with a British Citizen or a settled person on PR visa. UK Spouse visas are sometimes mentioned as U.K Spousal Visa, U.K marriage Visa (as these terms are related to the word marriage) and at times even U.K wife visa or U.K husband.
A non- EEA (Economic European area) national can register for a spouse settlement visa to unite with their partner who is already a British Citizen or settled person. This is a settlement visa and the initial entry clearance takes around 33 months.
The applicant must be a non-EU/EEA national who is married to a British citizen or person settled in the UK on PR visa. The sponsor must be British citizen or individual who has attained indefinite leave to remain (ILR) and wants to invite their spouse as well to the UK.
Please Note: UK Spouse Visa, UK Same-sex Partner Visa, UK Unmarried Partner Visa, UK Civil Partner Visa have the same eligibility criteria with regards to the English language requirement, financial requirements and accommodation standards.
Eligibility Criteria for U.K Spouse Visa
In order to obtain the UK Spouse Visa, the applicant is bound to fulfil the UK Spouse Visa requirements laid down by the UK immigration laws. These requirements state that the applicant and the sponsor must both: