The Home Office operates an automated renewal of Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship annual allocations.
What are an employer’s duties?
If you hold a Tier 2 or Tier 5 sponsor licence, you are permitted to hire non-EEA nationals under either a restricted or unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS).
A CoS is a unique reference number allowing the sponsored employee to make their visa application.
All Tier 2 unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship allocations are subject to a fixed allocation period that runs from 6th April to 5th April the following year.
The number of restricted certificates available is capped each year. They are assigned on a monthly basis and employers must submit requests each month for the number of CoS required.
How we can help you
As a team of immigration lawyers and former Home Office employees, we have an established reputation for advising on Certificates of Sponsorship.
We can provide clients with a complete employer sponsorship licence application package, with our team of UK immigration specialists well versed in all the document and evidentiary requirements that can be vital to a prompt and stress-free application.