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UK Announces Point-Based Visa System

Since Prime Minister Boris Johnson hold the position there are a number of changes we have seen in the UK Immigration, in the year 2019 he has done a campaign for a work visa for people who have at least secondary education equivalency, a good level of English language, a job offer with minimum annual wages, whereas now in upcoming immigration system the UK immigration will give priority to highly skilled individuals, who have scientific, academic and technology-related qualifications.

Great Britain has targeted the best talent around the world and would like to invite them to the country through the immigration pathway. As a result, the latest UK immigration system guidelines were published on 13th July 2020. The new point base system will be applicable from the starting of the New Year.

Highlights of New Point Base System

To get qualify in this new system there are certain criteria that need to meet by the candidates and with meeting criteria, if their score will be reached to 70 points then only they can apply for the visa. Individuals’ profiles will be assessed on the bases of their specific skills, qualifications, salaries, or professions.

Points Criteria

Job Offer *Required 50 Points20 points
Job has the relevant skill level * required20 Points
English Language Knowledge10 Points
Job has a Salary of In-between £23,040 – £25,599 10 Points
Job has a Salary Over £25,60020 Points
Job on Shortage Occupation List20 Points
Applicants with PhD10 Points
Applicants with Ph.D. in (STEM Subjects)20 points
  • The first 50 points are awarded for a candidate’s English skills, and for receiving a job offer in their field of training from an approved sponsor.
  • Candidates can get additional points if they can meet criteria such as the minimum wage threshold, a job offer in a labor shortage occupation. OR
  • Candidates who have a Ph.D. degree will get an additional 10 points whereas 20 points will be awarded to those who have a Ph.D. degree in subjects like Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering.

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Since the year 2008, Aspire Square is one of the top Permanent Residency Visa Consultant in Ahmedabad and guide aspirants to choose the best country to settle. As the No.1 Australia PR visa Consultant of Gujarat, we are closely monitoring the situation on UK Permanent Residency from India and its updates, to get the accurate and latest news on the current scenario.


Dalia Avasthi

Dalia Avasthi is the Student Visa Head in Aspire Square and has an expertise in counseling, mentoring, and processing within the Student Department. Her specialization lies in her knowledge of countries like Canada, Australia, UK, USA, and New Zealand. With more than 10 years of experience within the industry. She is a trusted and valuable asset of Aspire Square.

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