Point Based System

Under the points-based system, migrants must pass a points assessment before they can get permission to enter or remain in the UK.

Each of the system's tiers has different points requirements - the number of points the migrant needs and the way the points are awarded will depend on the tier. Points are awarded to reflect the migrant's ability, experience and age - and, when appropriate, the level of need in the migrant's chosen industry.

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