Points based immigration system

The Points-Based System is a complicated system of points, and in order to be eligible for any visa under its tiers an applicant must score the necessary threshold. In working visa applications this typically means their job skills or ability as well as experience with certain countries’ immigration policies.

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What is UK’s Points Based Immigration System ?

The United Kingdom’s immigration authorities grant visas to migrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) under the Points Based System, this system was introduced in 2008 and 2009, points Based System (PBS) is a 5 tier visa system
Under the new system visas are granted to those applicants who want to enter the UK to study, work, train or invest, It can be assumed as the country’s main immigration route for those who do not live within the EEA. the applications have been categorized into 5 tiers, to gain eligibility in any of the five tiers, the applicant has to pass the points based assessment, In work visa applications, points are typically granted as per the age, experience and skills of the applicant.

  • It is important to reach the minimum range of score, which is pre-determined, to get your visa
  • It must be noted that the minimum number of points that is required for each category varies considerably for the five tiers
  • In a majority of categories, the minimum score required is 10 points
  • The key aspects involved in the awarding of points are as follows:

Uk immigration points system

 Tier 1 Investor


In March 2019, the UK Government abolished the old Tier1 Entrepreneur visa scheme and replaced it with new Immigration Rules for Workers.

Who is a worker?

A Worker is a person who is coming to the UK for employment-related reasons. The new Workers rules include Start –Up, Innovator and Global Talent.


This category is for people seeking to establish a business in the UK for the first time. To qualify, Applicants will have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea which is supported by an endorsing body. If successful, Applicants will be granted leave for 2 years and does not lead directly to settlement in the UK. Applicants may however, progress into the Innovator category which can lead to settlement in the UK.


This category is for more experienced businesspeople seeking to establish a business in the UK. Applicants will have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea which is supported by an endorsing body. With some exceptions, applicants will have funding to invest in their business. This category may lead to settlement in the UK.

 Global Talent

 This category was introduced in February 2020. To qualify an applicant must be a talented and promising individual in one of the fields of science, engineering, medicine, humanities, digital technology and arts and culture (including film and television, fashion design and architecture) wishing to work in the UK. Applicants will be leaders in their field, or have the potential to be leaders, as determined by an endorsing body. This category may lead to settlement in the UK.

  • Tier 2 Sponsored Skilled Workers (work permit)
  • Tier 4 Students
  • Tier 5 Temporary work visa :

Tier 5 Temporary work visa allows certain categories of people to come for work purposes. This category of visa provides working rights to creative and sport persons, researchers, charity and religious workers. For more information, please contact us on 0203 191 8080.

Sponsor Licences

Sponsor Licences (Tier 2/Tier 5) are required to employ overseas workers to work in the UK. They are usually valid for four years after which the licence will need to be renewed. Sponsors have various responsibilities/duties to act in accordance with the Immigration Rules. If a sponsor fails to do this, compliance action can be taken. To be eligible to apply for a Sponsor Licence, you must be able to demonstrate that your company is registered and currently trading in the UK, your company will comply with the duties and responsibilities required by a sponsor and the role that you are seeking to fill with an employee is genuinely required and meets the appropriate level and salary as required by UKVI.

The Application Process:

 An application is submitted with a fee online after which UKVI will make a final decision within 6 to 8 weeks (this can be longer). To support your application, documentary evidence must be sent within five working days of submitting the online application to demonstrate how your organisation meets the requirements. If for any reason, you are unable to provide the supporting documents within the imposed deadline, your application could be deemed invalid or could be refused. This may then impact negatively on any future applications. It is therefore important to do everything correctly the first time.


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