The Points Based System in Scotland – Live, Work and Study

The Point Based System was introduced between 2008 and 2010 by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). The system is the main route for people who want to come from outside the European Economic Area to work or study.

The Points Based System in Scotland has 5 tiers, as follows:

  • Tier 1 – Highly Skilled Workers (Investors, Innovators, Entrepreneurs)
  • Tier 2 – Skilled Workers
  • Tier 3 – Low Skilled Workers (it is not currently possible to apply under this tier; it is suspended indefinitely)
  • Tier 4 – Students
  • Tier 5 – Youth Mobility and Temporary Workers

Points Based System in Glasgow – How Our Solicitors Can Help


The Points Based System in Glasgow is the new way to enter the UK and the system can be quite complex. Our solicitors understand immigration law and the rules that can affect your application. We can also help you to produce the right documents and information to support your application.


Migrant students and workers need to gain the right number of points for their specific tier before they can apply to enter the UK. Points might be awarded based on experience, qualifications, age, language competence and earnings.


Our solicitors can help you to work out whether you have enough points under the Points Based System in Scotland and tell you more about your eligibility and what you can do to improve your chances once you do apply.


Committed to Helping You Get Approval


At Latta Law we are totally committed to getting your UK visa application approved. By speaking to our expert solicitors you will be one step closer to working or studying on UK shores. We can help you to make sense of the points system, to plan for the future if you are not ready to study or work in the UK yet and ensure you have everything in place for a successful application.


Call our team today to get the process started. Whether you are phoning for yourself or on behalf of an employee or a family member we can give you all the advice you need.



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