Points Based System

Points based system

Please note – the points based system has been replaced. This page is for historical information purposes only.

The Points Based System (PBS) manages migration for those non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals who enter the UK for work or study. The PBS is separated into 5 Tiers (although Tier 3 has never been implemented). People applying under the PBS must score a certain amount of points in their category to be successful. The points required differs from Tier to Tier.

Unfortunately, there is no longer a full right of appeal if an application is refused under the PBS, instead an applicant must apply for administrative review. In an administrative review a refusal will not be overturned if the applicant has failed to provide a specified document or made an error with their application. It is therefore crucial to ensure that any application made under the PBS is prepared, thoroughly checked and submitted by a qualified and experienced immigration specialist to avoid refusal of the application and loss of fees paid.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Points Based System or if you would like to talk about your case and to discuss how we can help you, please call us on 0121 698 2187 or alternatively email us at info@hsic.co.uk.

You can also use our free immigration advice service (this is suitable for general enquiries about immigration requirements and not for preparation of an application for leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom).