Go through the guidance which will help you with your queries and many more..You dont have to get the same points
you got in your first/previous application.
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Tier 1 (General) Migrants
This section contains two points tables. Applicants will be required to claim either 75 or 80 points from either
Table 2 or Table 3, depending on the date of application for their initial grant of leave:
â€¢ For applications before 6 April 2010 â€“ applicants must score 75 points from Table 2
â€¢ For applications between 6 April 2010 and 19 July 2010 â€“ applicants must score 75 points from Table 3
â€¢ For applications after 19 July 2010 â€“ applicants must score 80 points from Table 3.
If the applicant was first granted leave in the categories of Highly Skilled Migrant, Writer, Composer or Artist,
Self-employed lawyer or Tier 1 (General) Migrant and has not been granted leave in any category other than
those listed here since the first grant of leave, points will be awarded based on the applicantâ€™s age at the date
of the application for that first grant of leave