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IMMIGRATION GLOSSARY

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Home Office

"The Ministry of UK Government that manages the handling of all nationality, immigration and asylum ...

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HSMP

Highly Skilled Migrant Programme

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HMRC

The UK government department responsible for collecting taxes and administering some social benefits...

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HC2 certificate

Certificate which allows someone to claim free prescriptions and some dental and optical services.

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High Court

The High Court of Justice, also known as the High Court of England and Wales, deals at first instanc...

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Habitual Residence Test

The Habitual Residence Test is a test for all individuals (except those from certain exempt categori...

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Human Rights

A reference to the rights set out in the European Human Rights Convention such as Article 3 (right n...

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Higher education

Degree-level education, including undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

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Human Rights Act 1998

The Human Rights Act incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into the UK law.

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HC1 form

Application form for help with medical costs.

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Humanitarian Protection

"Humanitarian protection is a form of immigration status. It is granted by the Home Office to a pers...

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Highly Skilled Migrant Programme

The Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) began on 28 January 2002. It differed from the work perm...

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Hard case support

Subsistence and accommodations provided to asylum seekers whose applications have been rejected but ...

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