There continues to be good availability of restricted tier 2 visa certificates of sponsorship to enable UK employers with a tier 2 certificates of sponsorship to employ skilled workers from outside the EU and EEA on Tier 2 Visas. Following November’s Tier 2 visa allocation meeting, the number of Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) available for December was 2,932, according to UK Visas and Immigration data. The department published its November report citing that its figures were correct as of 19 November, 2016.
An employer with a Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence needs to apply for restricted Certificates of Sponsorship for non EU immigrants they wish to employ resident outside the EU. 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 for employers.
The November Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship allocation meeting took place on 11 November. All valid applications lodged by 5 November were successful, provided they scored 21 points or more.
The breakdown of Tier 2 CoS for the month of November looks like this:
Number of Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship from annual limit set aside for allocation meeting in November.
Balance of Certificates of Sponsorship carried over from previous month (October).
Number of certificates returned during previous month (October).
Number of certificates reclaimed as not used within three months.
Number of certificates granted by exceptional consideration outside of monthly allocation during previous month (October).
Total number of certificates assigned to Croatians in previous month (October).
Total number of Certificates of Sponsorship available for allocation in November.
Minimum point score for successful applications in November.
Total number of Certificates of Sponsorship granted in November.
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 December 2016.
Number of Certificates of Sponsorship available for allocation in December 2016.
The next UK Visas and Immigration allocation meeting took place on 12 December, 2016 and provided details of the number of Tier 2 CoS available for the month of January, 2017.
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