New Points Based System

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 came 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:

Characteristics Tradable Amount of Points
Offer of a job from an approved sponsor No 20
Job at appropriate skill level No 20
Speaks English language requirement No 10
Salary of £20,480 (minimum) – £23,039 Yes 0
Salary of £23,040 – £25,599 Yes 10
Salary of £25,600 or above Yes 20
Job in shortage occupation Yes 20
Education qualification: PHD in subject relevant to job Yes 10
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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