Opposition to the Retrospective Application of New British Immigration Rules to HSMP immigrants sign now

Effective 3rd April 2006, the new immigration rules will apply. This will negatively affect a significant number of people living and working in the UK, especially those living and working under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP).

We, the HSMP visa holders, applied for the HSMP programme and satisfied its requirements under the terms and conditions laid out at the time of our application. Chief among these terms and conditions was the four-year time frame required to qualify for indefinite leave to remain in the UK. On this basis we have been granted one-year period visas, followed by three-year period visas. We were supposed to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK at the end of this four-year period. However, the new immigration rules violate this condition, and now require us to apply for another one-year period visa before we qualify for indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

The rationale behind the change, as stated on the website, is to ensure better integration of economic migrants into UK society. We believe that this change of rules under which we came to live and work in the UK in fact limit our full contribution to society, create feelings of alienation and non-belonging, and put us at a professional and economic disadvantage.

First, it is almost impossible to get a reasonable mortgage deal if one does not have an indefinite leave to remain. Not owning a home is certainly not conducive to feelings of integration and settlement. It also prevents us from fully participating in and contributing to the UK economy.

Second, it makes access to visas to other countries extremely difficult, thus limiting our freedom of movement; and putting those of us whose jobs require overseas travel at a great professional disadvantage.

We are aware of the need to regulate access to public funds, and we wish to emphasise that as migrants under the HSMP, we have no recourse to public funds, and that as highly skilled and highly paid professionals, we are very unlikely to require access to public funds when we have obtained our permanent residencies.

The undersigned believe it is unfair and unjustified to apply the new rules in retrospect. These new rules limit the integration and contribution of HSMP immigrants into the society and economy, and put them at a professional and economic disadvantage. The undersigned, therefore, request that the new immigration rules are not applied in retrospect to those who have obtained their visas under the old regulations.

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