The United Kingdom (UK) left the EU (European Union) in January 2020, and the country implemented a points-based immigration system that treated both EU and non-EU citizens equally.
Except for Irish citizens, anyone traveling to work in the United Kingdom must meet specific criteria for which they are awarded points under the points-based immigration system. Those who get enough points are granted visas.
This system allows UK employers to hire qualified individuals worldwide through various immigration methods. To apply for a job in the UK, you must have 70 points.
Points are classified into two types. The mandatory points are the ones that applicants must have to apply. To attain the 70-point requirement, Tradable points can be swapped.
|Job offer from an approved sponsor||Mandatory||20|
|Job at appropriate skill level||Mandatory||20|
|Speaks English at the required level||Mandatory||10|
|Salary of £20,480 to £23,039 or at least 80% of the going rate for the profession (whichever is higher)||Tradeable||0|
|Salary of £23,040 to £25,599 or at least 90% of the going rate for the profession (whichever is higher)||Tradeable||10|
|Salary of £25,600 or above or at least the going rate for the profession (whichever is higher)||Tradeable||20|
|Job in a shortage occupation as designated by the Migration Advisory Committee||Tradeable||20|
|Education qualification: Ph.D. in a subject relevant to the job||Tradeable||10|
|Education qualification: Ph.D. in a STEM subject relevant to the job||Tradeable||20|
Under the UK’s immigration system, there are three primary types of work visas:
Most UK visas are obtained under the points-based system implemented after the UK exited the European Union. People must earn 70 points to be eligible for a skilled worker visa. A job offer from an approved business for a skilled profession and the ability to communicate in English will get you 50 points. The applicant can earn the remaining 20 points if their annual salary is at least £25,600. Irish citizens are an exception, as they can still live and work in the UK as part of the Common Travel Area.
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