1,879 UK Tier 2 visa Certificates of Sponsorship Available for Allocation in October

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Following the latest UK Tier 2 visa allocation meeting, the number of Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) available for October 2017 stands at 1,879 – the lowest figure in 2017 - according to UK Visas and Immigration data. The UK Visas and Immigration department published its September report citing that its figures were correct as of 15 September, 2017.

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

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

Breakdown of UK Tier 2 CoS for the month of September 2017:

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


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


Number of certificates returned during previous month (August)


Number of certificates reclaimed as not used within three months


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


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


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


Minimum point score for successful applications in September.


Total number of Certificates of Sponsorship granted in September.


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


Tier 2 (General – UK Tier 4 dependent switching to Tier 2).


Balance of certificates of sponsorship carried over to October 2017


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



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

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