Points Based Calculator Changes:
The points based calculator was originally developed to assist those applying through the points based system (Tiers 1, 2, 4 and 5). However, the Immigration Rules and the way in which applications are made have evolved significantly over recent years making the calculator more difficult to maintain.
The calculator helps applicants assess whether they may be eligible to work or study in the UK under the points–based system. It also indicates whether an overseas qualification meets the academic and English language requirements, within the Immigration Rules.
The Points Based Calculator can not be used to support immigration applications from 6 April 2016.
Those submitting an application on or after 6 April 2016, who wish to use an overseas qualification to support their immigration application, will need to obtain a statement from UK National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC). Applicants will need to contact and pay UK NARIC directly for this.