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Points-Based Immigration System

The Points Based System is a relatively new and constantly changing area of law, and is notorious for its complexity. Many have fallen victim to Home Office’s absurd Points Based System policies, or their draconian and incompetent administrative errors in the past. As Lord Justice Jackson in Pokhriyal [2013] EWCA Civ 1568 very aptly states, “The rules governing the PBS are set out in the Immigration Rules and the appendices to those rules. These provisions have now achieved a degree of complexity which even the Byzantine Emperors would have envied.”

Our aim is to use our firm understanding of the laws and this system to provide all clients with the best possible legal advice. The Points-Based System is comprised of five ‘Tiers’ which are as follows:

Innovative visa, global mobility visas, self sponsored visas, Graduate Entrepreneur, General (now closed to new applicants) and Post-Study Work (now closed to new applicants)


Primarily for ‘skilled workers’ outside the EU who have been further split into four categories, Tier 2 (General), Intra-company transfers which could apply to you if you are employed by a multi-national company outside the UK which has a UK branch, Sportspersons or Ministers of Religion.


We specialize in providing advice and legal services for Tier 1 and Tier 2 , However we are able to provide personalized, bespoke advice for all of the above Tiers. Our incredibly passionate and professional team deal with applications and appeals relating to all of the above.