Understanding how the new UK points-based immigration system work

In early 2019 the UK government announced the new Points-Based Immigration System, in the words of the Home Secretary it is a system that will attract the brightest and the best from around the globe, boosting the economy and our communities, and unleash this country’s full potential.

So what is the new points based system?

As of 1 Jan 2021 the UK government will end free movement of the EU nationals, European Union (EU) citizens will be treated the same way as those from the rest of the world.

At The SmartMove2UK, we understand each and every customer’s individual need and requirements and we respond accordingly to it. You can contact our UK Immigration experts for any information or guidance on the new Skilled worker visa.

What implications does this have for the skilled workers?

  • Under the new system which is simple, effective and flexible, the EU as well as non – EU citizens will be treated equally.
  • Points will be assigned on the basis of specific skills, qualifications, salaries and the area of expertise or profession.
  • Those who will gain enough points will be rewarded a visa.
  • There will be no cap or upper limit on the number of people who can qualify for the visa under this scheme.

  • Before the need for extension, the skilled workers visa will be valid for up to five years.

  • People who show exceptional promise or talent in the fields of science, engineering, humanities, medicine, arts and culture will be eligible to apply for the Global Talent Visa.

Understanding the points system:

In order to qualify for this visa, migrants will be required to score 70 points.

Having a job offer from an approved employer for a skilled job 40 points
Proficiency in English language 10 points
Being paid at the appropriate rate (going rate) 20 points
Migrants can score extra points 20 points
Better qualifications – relevant PhD 10 points
Better qualifications – PhD in science, technology, engineering or math 20 points
Job offer in a shortage occupation list 20 points
Certain jobs in health or education merit extra points even if the salary is less than £25,600 20 points

The post-Brexit world will not be the same as before.

We at The SmartMove2UK know how important the journey of Immigration for an applicant is. We also acknowledge the fact that the changing systems with frequent new amendments are not easy to keep a track of as well as very difficult to understand for you.

We highly recommend that you contact us for any individual advice or consultation and make your immigration application process smooth, fast and efficient. Call us on +91 98191 27002 or email us at info@smi.legal to know more about Skilled Worker visa.