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:

Tier 1

Investor, Entrepreneur, Graduate Entrepreneur, Exceptional Talent, General (now closed to new applicants) and Post-Study Work (now closed to new applicants)

Tier 2

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.

Tier 3

Originally designed for low-skilled workers when filling temporary labour shortages. This tier has never been operational.

Tier 4

For adult and child students wishing to pursue an education in UK in licensed institutions.

Tier 5

Consists of Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) and Tier 5 (Temporary Workers)

We specialize in providing advice and legal services for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 4, 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.

For more information about Peer & Co or to arrange your free initial consultation please get in touch with our professional team to discuss your enquiries today. We can even arrange consultations via Skype if you are not living in the Birmingham or Watford area. Our forward thinking lawyers have one goal; to strive towards a more equal world.

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