On 13 July 2020, the government set out further details on the UK’s points-based system. These new arrangements will take effect from 1 January 2021, once freedom of movement with the European Union (EU) has ended.
It will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally and aims to attract people who can contribute to the UK’s economy. Irish citizens will continue to be able to enter and live in the UK as they do now.
New immigration routes will open later this year for applications to work, live and study in the UK from 1 January 2021.
You’ll be able to apply and pay for your visa online.
Further information here