Effective January 01, 2021, any employer in the United Kingdom can bring a foreign worker through the new Points System to work in Category of Skilled Worker Visa, which leads to Indefinite Leave to Remain and Ultimate a British Passport.

You must meet 70 points to meet the criterion, breakup is as follows:

CHARACTERISTICSTRADEABLEPOINTS
OFFER OF JOB BY APPROVED SPONSORNO20
JOB AT APPROPRIATE SKILL LEVELNO20
ENGLISH AT REQUIRED LEVELNO10
SALARY BETWEEN: £20,480.00 (MINIMUM) – £23,039.00YES0
SALARY BETWEEN: £23,040.00 – £25,599.00YES10
SALARY FROM £25,600.00YES20
JOB SHORTAGE OCCUPATIONYES20
EDUCATION QUALIFICATION: PHD IN SUBJECT RELEVANT TO THE JOBYES10
EDUCATION QUALIFICATION: PHD IN A STEM ROUTE SUBJECT RELEVANT TO THE JOBYES20
TOTALMUST REACH
70 POINTS

Important points:

▪  Offer of employment from an approved sponsor;
▪  Job requiring an appropriate level of skill, at least RQF Level 3;
▪  Knowledge of English at the required level – You can now meet this
requirement if you have a GCSE, A Level qualification otherwise IELTS with B1 level.

 

❖ In order to attain the remaining 20 Points, the requirements are:
▪  Minimum salary must be £25,600.00;
▪  Salary Points can be traded against additional points given for PhD or if the job is on the job shortage occupation list.
▪  An Applicant with a PhD in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will allow the Applicant to accept a Job with the Annual Salary as low as £20,480.00.
▪  An Applicant with a PhD in any other field related to the occupation can have
a starting salary from £23,040.00.

 

❖ Consequently,  a  Migrant  can  earn  the  continuous  minimum
threshold of £25,600.00 for a period of 5 years and this salary will qualify the employee to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.

Immigration Skills Charge:

❖ Immigration Skills Charges introduced in April 2017 will remain:
▪ £364.00 per year for a small business or charity  or
▪ £1,000.00 per year for a medium/large organisation.

Skill Shortage Occuptation List:

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