Defined & Undefined Certificates of Sponsorship

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The Certificate of Sponsorship plays an important role in the UK’s work visa sponsorship system. Reform of the UK points-based immigration system saw the Skilled Worker route replace the Tier 2 (General) visa, and the two types of Certificate of Sponsorship were revised. Restricted and unrestricted CoS are no longer issued and have been replaced by Defined […]

Priority Change of Circumstances for Sponsors

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Under the Home Office’s Priority Change of Circumstance Service for Worker and Temporary Worker sponsors, A-rated sponsors are able to apply for faster consideration of certain types of change of circumstance requests by submitting an application via email. Importantly, the priority service relates only to the speed of processing and offers no guarantee that the […]

Home Office Challenging CoS Applications

Sponsor licence holders are being warned of increased Home Office scrutiny when processing CoS requests. Prior to the change in the CoS regime at the end of 2020, requests for CoS allocations were generally considered to be ‘rubber stamping’ exercises. However, we are noticing an increase in the number of requests for further information being […]

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (A Guide!) | DavidsonMorris

The following tier 2 certificate of sponsorship guide looks at how to apply for and assign a CoS when hiring a non-EEA worker, including the two different types of available certificate, and the associated costs. What is a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship? In order for an individual to make a valid application for entry […]

Immigration Skills Charge & Rising Costs of Hiring Skilled Migrant Workers

The latest planned changes to UK immigration rules take effect in April 2017. They bring with them considerable financial implications for employers of skilled workers from outside the EEA, namely those hiring under the Tier 2 route. New Immigration Skills Charge From 6 April 2017 organisations who sponsor Tier 2 migrant workers will have to pay […]

Planned changes to UK Immigration Rules April 2017

As a reminder, the following changes affecting business immigration take effect on 6 April 2017: Tier 2 salary threshold increases The second stage of minimum annual salary increases announced last year will be implemented from 6 April, raising the threshold from £25,100 to £30,000 for experienced workers. Applicants initially granted leave to enter or remain […]

New Proposal to Change the Operation of Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship

Were you one of the sponsors who saw your requests for a Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship being denied earlier this year? If so this may be good news for you? In June 2015, many sponsors faced their requests for a Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship being denied due to the limit being reached, since April 2011 […]

Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship Application 2015

Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship application for April 2015 (Updated 23 March 2015) UKVI will accept applications to the April allocation from 6 March to 7 April. However, as these certificates cannot be assigned until after 6 April, applications will be assessed against the salaries set out in the new Codes of Practice (Appendix J). UKVI […]

UKVI Emails Surrender Sponsor Licence

Surrender Sponsor Licence It has come to our attention that UKVI are contacting Authorising Officers of Licences which are not being used (i.e where organisations are not currently sponsoring anyone while the Licence is still valid) and haven’t been for some time to suggest that the Authorising Officer on behalf of the organisation may wish […]

New Tier 2 rules come into force

New Tier 2 rules Below is a copy of an email from Lee Bartlett who is the Deputy Director (Sponsorship) at UK Border Agency. All Authorising Officers should have received a copy and understand the major changes to the rules before assigning Certificates of Sponsorship from today. Dear Tier 2 Sponsor Important information regarding Tier […]