2,140 Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship Available for Allocation in September


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Following the latest Tier 2 visa allocation meeting, the number of Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) available for September 2017 stands at 2,140 – slightly down on July’s numbers - according to UK Visas and Immigration data. The department published its August report citing that its figures were correct as of 16 August, 2017.

An employer with a Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence needs to apply for Certificates of Sponsorship for immigrants they wish to employ. Under the current UK immigration system, unused Tier 2 restricted CoS to employ people who are currently based outside the UK can be reclaimed after three months. This increases the availability of restricted CoS used.

The August Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship allocation meeting took place on 11 August, 2017. All valid applications lodged by 5 August were successful, provided they scored 21 points or more.

The breakdown of Tier 2 CoS for the month of August looks like this:

Number of Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship from annual limit set aside for allocation meeting in August*.


Balance of Certificates of Sponsorship carried over from previous month (July).


Number of certificates returned during previous month (July)


Number of certificates reclaimed as not used within three months


Number of certificates granted by exceptional consideration outside of monthly allocation during previous month (July).


Total number of certificates assigned to Croatians in previous month (July).


Total number of Certificates of Sponsorship available for allocation in August.


Minimum point score for successful applications in August.


Total number of Certificates of Sponsorship granted in August.


Tier 2 (General – New hires under £159,600).


Tier 2 (General – Tier 4 dependant switching to Tier 2).


Balance of certificates of sponsorship carried over to September 2017


Number of certificates of sponsorship available for allocation in September 2017.



*Government data specifies July for this information, this is incorrect.

The next UK Visas and Immigration allocation meeting will take place on 11 September, 2017 and will indicate the number of Tier 2 CoS that will be available for the month of October, 2017.


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