UK Point-Based Immigration System
How does it work?
The UK's points-based immigration system awards points for specific skills and attributes to applicants seeking permanent residency in the UK.
The new points-based immigration system starts from January 1st, 2021 and will take into consideration factors such as skills, qualifications, professions, salaries and age profiles to help fasten the process of granting residency to highly skilled professionals and STEM graduates.
Indian students looking for higher education in the UK followed by work opportunities will particularly benefit under this system which is modelled on Canadian, Australian and New Zealand’s systems. Indian students going to study in the UK can make suitable career choices by opting for courses related to professions which face a skill shortage and are listed on the United Kingdom Shortage Occupation List. This will help students to get jobs faster and also give additional 20 points to their permanent residency application.
Point-Based System Table
A total of 70 points are required by migrants who wish to live and work in the UK. The points available are listed below.
|Offer of Job by Approved Sponsor||Yes||20|
|Job at Appropriate Skill Level||Yes||20|
|English Speaking at Required Level||Yes||10|
|Salary of £20,480 - £23,039||No||0|
|Salary of £23,040 - £25,599||No||10|
|Salary of £25,600 or above||No||20|
|Job in Shortage Occupation**||No||20|
|PhD in subject relevant to job||No||10|
|PhD in a STEM subject relevant to the job||No||20|
Study in the UK
If you are interested in learning more about studying in the UK, or have any questions about the new points-bsed immigration system, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK India today.