UK points-based immigration system: Further details revealed

Aug 10, 2020

The UK government has released further details on how the new points-based immigration system, set to kick in on 1 January 2021, will operate. In the latest statement, the UK government has reiterated the immigration status of Irish citizens, confirming there will be no change to their rights to enter, live and work in the UK without requiring permission. There will continue to be no routine immigration controls on travel from within the Common Travel Area to the UK, and no immigration controls on the land border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.

This statement includes further information on:

  • The requirements of the points-based system
  • Salary and skills thresholds for skilled workers
  • A route for students and graduates
  • Who can apply?
  • Visiting the UK
  • Other immigration routes