Factsheet: The Points-Based
Immigration System

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.

Click here to download the points-based immigration system factsheet.

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