UK: Tier 2 Visa New Certificates of Sponsorship - Apply by 24 December 2010

UK Employers and other eligible sponsors wishing to request an initial or additional allocation of certificates of sponsorship for consideration at the January panel must do so by 24 December 2010.

Due to the Holidays, the panel will meet on 7 January 2011. Sponsors will be notified of the outcome of their application by 14 January 2011.

The February panel date will not be affected. Applications for the February panel are due by 24 January 2011.

Certificates of sponsorship are allocated by the UK Border Agency to allow a UK-based business to bring in foreign nationals for the purpose of employment under the Tier 2 visa scheme.

The UK grants certificates of sponsorship to employers who wish to hire non-EEA nationals, mainly under Tier 2 of the UK's points based immigration system.

If you are a UK employer and would like assistance in applying for certificates or sponsorship and Tier 2 visas, please contact our London office.