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10 July 2008

The UK Border Agency has published the following statement on its website:

Highly Skilled Migrant Programme Forum judicial review: arrangements resulting from the judgment of 8 April 2008

We have now published the arrangements we will be making for migrants covered by the HSMP Forum judicial review judgment of the 8 April 2008.

Migrants will be able to apply under the provisions in the policy document as soon as guidance and application forms have been published on this website. If you cannot find guidance and application forms it means that the provisions are not yet available and you should not apply using other forms.

Guidance and application forms will be published in the week beginning 14 July for migrants who currently hold HSMP leave and need to apply for an extension.

Guidance and application forms for the other groups covered by the judgment will follow as soon as possible thereafter.

If you have an application pending for an extension in Tier 1 (General), your application will be assessed in accordance with the requirements for an extension that were in place before 7 November 2006. You will not need to make a new application.

You are covered by the judgment if you joined the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) under the arrangements in place until the programme was suspended on 7 November 2006.

You are not covered by the judgment if you joined the HSMP under the arrangements in place from 5 December 2006.

Enquiries about individual circumstances should be addressed to the UK Border Agency Customer Contact Centre.

Policy & Law HSMP FORUM LTD judicial review: policy document

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0114 207 4074

Customer Contact Centre, UK Border Agency, PO Box 3468, Sheffield, S3 8WA

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