From 1 July 2018, applicants will need 65 points on the points test to qualify for an invitation to apply for an independent or state sponsored visa.
The relevant date is the date of invitation. So if you are invited on the 30th June, you come under the old rules of 60 points minimum. All invitations after 1 July must be at 65 points or higher.
For visa applications made on or after 1 July 2018 in response to an invitation given on or after 1 July 2018 the pool and pass mark will be 65.
For visa applications made before, on or after 1 July 2018 in response to an invitation given prior to 1 July the pool and pass mark remains at 60.
For full advice on your eligibility for a state sponsored or independent visa, contact us and book a consultation on 08 7226 2225 or firstname.lastname@example.org