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1 Points Based System Bharat Pamnani Assistant Director Temporary Migration Programme

2 2 Points Based System Overview Tier 1Highly skilled individuals to contribute to growth and productivity Tier 2Skilled workers with a job offer to fill gaps in the UK labour force Tier 3Limited numbers of low skilled workers needed to fill temporary labour shortages Tier 5Youth mobility and temporary workers. People allowed to work in the UK for a limited period of time to satisfy primarily non-economic objectives Tier 4Students Tiers 2 – 5 are underpinned by the concept of sponsorship Implementation dates 27 November 2008 Currently Suspended Ph2: 31 March 2009 Ph3: 5 October 2009 Ph4: 22 February 2010 29 February 2008 27 November 2008

3 3 Tier 1 The Tier 1 (General) category allows highly skilled people to come to the UK to look for work or self-employment opportunities. The Entrepreneur category is for those investing in the United Kingdom by setting up or taking over, and being actively involved in the running of, one or more businesses in the United Kingdom. The investor category is designed to allow high net worth individuals make a substantial financial investment in the United Kingdom. The Tier 1 (Post-study work) category allows the UK to retain the most able international graduates who have studied here.

4 4 Points Awarded for Attributes & Requirements - Tier 1 (General) Initial Applications Attributes Qualifications (or NARIC Equivalent) Previous EarningsUK ExperienceAge No Qualifications Master’s Degree PhD 0 35 50 £20,000 - £22,999 £23,000 - £25,999 £26,000 - £28,999 £29,000 - £31,999 £32,000 - £34,999 £35,000 - £39,999 £40,000 or more 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 No UK Experience UK Experience 0505 30 or 31 years of age 28 or 29 years of age Under 28 years of age 0 10 15 Must score minimum of 75 points for attributes. English language and Maintenance requirements: Candidate must have English language and Maintenance to support themselves at agreed minimum level.

5 5 Tier 1 (Post Study Work) The Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) category aims to retain the most able international graduates who have studied in the United Kingdom. It will also enhance the United Kingdom’s overall offer to international students. Switching into the Tier 1 (Post Study Work) category will only be permitted where the applicant has or has last been granted leave as a: Student Student nurse Student re-sitting exams Student writing up thesis Tier 4 Migrant And

6 6 Tier 1 (Post Study Work) The applicant has been awarded: (a) a UK recognised bachelor or postgraduate degree, or (b) a UK postgraduate certificate in education or Professional Graduate Diploma of Education, or (c) a Higher National Diploma ('HND') from a Scottish institution. Successful applicants in the Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) category will receive a single grant of leave for two years.

7 7 Tier 2 – Skilled Workers Enables United Kingdom employers to employ nationals from outside the resident workforce to fill a particular job that cannot be filled by a settled worker There are four routes for skilled sponsored workers: General - medium to highly skilled workers who have received a job offer from a United Kingdom employer Intra-company transfer – allows transfer of medium to highly skilled employees to work for the same company in the United Kingdom Ministers of Religion - route to take up employment, or a post/role within their faith community in the United Kingdom Sports people - offers players and highly skilled coaches a route to take up employment in the United Kingdom

8 8 Tier 2 – Skilled workers At least 70 points are required from this table (including 10 for maintenance and 10 for English) All jobs must be NVQ3 job at or above the appropriate rate SectionCertificate of SponsorshipProspective Earnings (£) Qualifications (or NARIC equivalents) A (50 points needed) Offer of job in shortage occupation Offer of job that passes Resident Labour Market Test Intra Company Transfer 50 30 17,000 – 19,999 20,000 – 21,999 22,000 – 23,999 24,000+ 5 10 15 20 No qualifications NVQ3 Bachelors or Masters PhD 0 5 10 15 B Maintenance requirement (10 points needed)10 C Competence in English (10 points needed)10

9 9 Tier 5 – Youth mobility and temporary workers For those people coming to the United Kingdom to satisfy primarily non- economic objectives and comprises: Temporary Workers: Creative & Sporting Religious Government Authorised Exchange and International Agreements. Youth Mobility Scheme: Sponsored young people to come to live and work in the UK for up to 24 months. Applies to nationals of Japan, Canada, Australia & New Zealand Normal prohibitions on access to benefits and social housing. No switching into other tiers, except for footballers who can switch from Tier 5 into Tier 2 (Sportsperson) if they meet Tier 2 attributes.

10 10 Support For Employers

11 11 Employer Checking Service

12 12 Help for Employers UK Border Agency Guidance documents for employers and sponsors on the Points Based System dance Employer checking service Latest news and updates General Queries about the Points Based System Sponsorship and Employer Helpline - 0300 123 4699 or email

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