UK Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP)
The Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) is no longer in existence. When it was discontinued, it was replaced initially by Tier 1 (General) category. This was one of the five tiers in the UK visa system. Subsequently, this category also was discontinued. Applicants who now seek to apply for visas under the highly skilled category, need to apply under other categories like the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent category. This category has 1000 available positions every year, and these are taken in in batches of 500 twice a year. Other visa categories under Tier 1 are entrepreneur, graduate entrepreneur and investor.