Points-Based Immigration

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.

CharacteristicsRequiredPoints
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

**UK Shortage Occupation List

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