2,911 Tier 2 Visa Certificates of Sponsorship Available for Allocation in November

Following October’s Tier 2 visa allocation meeting, the number of restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) available for November stands at 2,911, according to UK Visas and Immigration data. These are needed to bring in skilled foreign workers who are resident outside the UK. The department published its October report citing that its figures were correct as of 14 October, 2016.

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 available to employers.

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

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

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


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


Number of certificates returned during previous month (September).


Number of certificates reclaimed as not used within three months.


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


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


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


Minimum point score for successful applications in October.


Total number of Certificates of Sponsorship granted in October.


Tier 2 (General – New hires under £155,300).


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


Balance of certificates of sponsorship carried over to November 2016.


Number of Certificates of Sponsorship available for allocation in November 2016.


The next UK Visas and Immigration allocation meeting took place on 11 November, 2016 and will provide details of the number of Tier 2 CoS that will be available for the month of December.

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