New Points-Based System

The British immigration system is receiving a major shake-up which will spell significant changes to the different routes available for applicants and the requirements specified under each. This will come into effect on 1st January 2021. This new system has as its aim to treat EU and Non-EU citizens, students and workers, equally regarding the requirements that they will be required to meet. All applicants must meet a minimum of 70 points in order to be successful under this route. The table detailed below shows how these points can be met:

CharacteristicsTradableAmount of Points
Offer of a job from an approved sponsorNo20
Job at appropriate skill levelNo20
Speaks English language requirementNo10
Salary of £20,480 (minimum) – £23,039Yes0
Salary of £23,040 – £25,599Yes10
Salary of £25,600 or aboveYes20
Job in shortage occupationYes20
Education qualification: PHD in subject relevant to jobYes10
Education qualification: PHD in a STEM subject relevant to job  

As specified in the paper presented to parliament on 13th July 2020, this new system is to introduce the following visa categories:

  • Coming to Work
    • Skilled Worker
    • Health and Care Visa
    • Global Talent
    • Start-up and Innovator
  • Coming to Study
    • Student Route
    • Graduate Route
  • Other Visa Routes
    • Intra-Company transfers
    • Intra-Company graduate Trainees
    • Youth Mobility Scheme
    • Sporting Routes
    • Charity
    • Ministers of Religion and Religious Workers
    • Government Authorised Exchange
    • International Agreement
    • UK Ancestry

The specifics under each of the routes is still forthcoming from the government, however, our dedicated team of legal professionals will ensure that we are kept informed in any development of this area to ensure the best chances of success for our clients.

Why Adam Bernard Solicitors?

  • Our team of immigration solicitors are constantly up to date with all the latest developments in British and international immigration law.
  • We will ensure that every aspect of your application is comprehensively covered to ensure that you stand the best chance of success.
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