Under the new system, anyone who comes to the UK to work needs to demonstrate that:
- Has a job offer from a company licensed by the Home Office
- Qualification with skill level equivalent to high school
- Fluent English
- Salary equal to or greater than £ 25,600
If the job offer is for a lower salary – but not less than £ 20,480 – the candidate will still be able to negotiate some characteristics related to his qualifications and obtain the necessary number of points.
70 points to work in the UK
Job offer – 20 points
Appropriate skill level – 20 points
Fluent English – 10 points
Salary from £ 20,480 to £ 23,039 – 0 points
Salary from £ 23,040 to £ 25,599 – 10 points
Salary £ 25,600 or more – 20 points
Work in occupation with disabilities in manpower – 20 points
PhD in a relevant subject – 10 points
PhD in a relevant STEM discipline – 20
Global talent scheme
From January 2021, the current Global Talent route will open to EU citizens on the same basis as non-EU citizens. This means the most highly skilled, who can achieve the required level of points, will be able to enter the UK without a job offer if they are endorsed by a recognised UK body, as approved by the Home Office.
The Graduate Visa will be available to international students who have completed a degree in the UK from summer 2021. This will enable international students to remain in the UK and work at any skill level for two years after they have completed their studies.
These routes will be open to both EEA and non-EEA citizens.
- Health and Care Visa:
It will ensure individuals working in eligible health occupations, with a job offer from the NHS, social care sector or organisations that provide services to the NHS, are able to come to the UK.
- Creative route:
This route is for applicants in the creative industry who are entering the United Kingdom for short-term contracts or engagements for up to 12 months.
- Sporting routes:
International sportspeople must also have a confirmed job offer and their employment sponsored by a UK employer licenced by the Home Office.