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Points Based Immigration System UK

UK Immigration Lawyers - Points Based Skilled Immigration Advice

Our UK Immigration Lawyers are experienced, ethical, and members of the Law Society of England and Wales. They can assist clients in our offices in Melbourne or Brisbane, Australia and in Hong Kong. In addition, our United Kingdom qualified Lawyers can advise clients worldwide, with a fast and efficient Consultation by telephone or skype where they advise you about:

Contact VisaConnect's UK Immigration Lawyers in 2021 for advice and assistance with your Points Based System Immigration application for UK Settlement (Permanent Residence)!

Points Based Immigration System - Eligibility

The new Points Based Immigration System system will be introduced on 1 January 2021, when EU and non-EU citizens will be treated equally. The UK Home Office will reduce overall levels of migration and give high priority to those with the highest skills and the greatest talents: scientists, engineers, academics and other highly-skilled workers.

To be eligible to apply for the Points Based Immigration System, you must score a total of 70 points in the Points test. Note that a number of the Points test characteristics are tradeable (not mandatory). See the Points Based System Characteristics and Points score below:

Points Characteristics and Score

Offer of Job by approved sponsor No 20
Job at appropriate skill level No 20
Speaks English at required level 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 a shortage occupation (as designated by the MAC) Yes 20
Education qualification: PhD in subject relevant to the job Yes 10
Education qualification: PhD in a STEM subject relevant to the job Yes 20

Salary and Skills Threshold

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recommendation on salary thresholds, including to lower the general salary threshold from £30,000 to £25,600. Note the following:
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