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Glossary

We hope you find this glossary useful as a basic guide to terms used within this website. If you would like us to add any words or terms, please let us know. Migration is a rapidly changing field, so the information in the glossary may go out of date at any time. The definitions are not legal definitions, and they do not constitute legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should consult a qualified legal adviser.


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Points-Based System [PBS]
The system of giving third country nationals permission to enter and stay in the UK to work or to study. It was launched in February 2008 and consists of 5 'tiers' which have different conditions, entitlements and entry-clearance checks.


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