Immigration Rules
This is a consolidated version of the current immigration rules. Any changes to this version will be highlighted in italic text for 28 days after the change taking effect.

See the link at the top of this page for all Parliamentary statements of changes in immigration rules issued since May 2003.

The immigration rules were last updated in March 2009.

245A. Purpose

This route is for highly skilled migrants who wish to work, or become self-employed in the UK.

245C. Requirements for entry clearance or leave to remain

To qualify for entry clearance or leave to remain as a Tier 1 (General) Migrant, an applicant must meet the requirements listed below. If the applicant meets these requirements, entry clearance or leave to remain will be granted. If the applicant does not meet these requirements, the application will be refused.


(c) The applicant must have a minimum of 75 points under paragraphs 1 to 31 of Appendix A.

Appendix A

7A. An applicant making their first application under paragraph 245C will be awarded no points for a Bachelor’s degree.

As Dan says, “that well and truly eats a bag of dicks.”

Hey Britain, way to completely fucking ruin my Monday! Cheers!