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Tier 2 Visa Points System

Tier 2 applicants must score at least 70 points on the Tier 2 visa points test, including ten points each for maintenance funds and English language proficiency, though applicants whose Tier 2 sponsor can guarantee their maintenance with the UK Home Office gain ten points automatically. Only 'A rated' sponsors have this option. The tables below give a detailed breakdown of how points are awarded for Tier 2.

Applicants must score at least 50 points from table 1.a, and the full 20 points from table 1.b

Tier 2 points table 1.a

Job offer and Certificate of Sponsorship

Points

Applicant's Qualifications

Points

Job's prospective salary

Points

Job offer on Shortage Occupation List

50

NVQ level 3

5

GBP17,000 – 19,999

5

Other job offer (must pass Resident Labour Market Test)

30

Bachelor's or Master's degree

10

GBP20,000 – 21,999

10

Intra-company transfer job

30

Doctorate

15

GBP22,000 – 23,999

15

    £24,000 and above20

 

Tier 2 points table 1.b

Maintenance funds: At least GBP945, held for 3 months or more*

10

English Language proficiency

10

 

*Unless the Tier 2 sponsor can guarantee their maintenance with the UK Home Office. Only 'A rated' sponsors have this option.

Further information, help, and advice

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