Factsheet: The Points-Based
11 February 2021
On 1 December 2020, the UK’s new points-based immigration system opened for applications. The new system treats EU and
non-EU citizens equally under a single set of immigration rules.
Under the new rules, visas will be awarded to applicants who meet a specific set of criteria for which they will score points. A minimum
of 70 points is required to be granted entry.
This guide outlines the main principles of the UK’s new points-based system and sets out some examples of how different applicants could score the required 70 points under the Skilled Worker route.