2,483 Tier 2 Visa Certificates of Sponsorship for Allocation in May

The number of Tier 2 Visa Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) available for allocation in May stands at 2,483, according to UK Visas and Immigration, Home Office data. The department in its April report said that its figures were correct as of 13 April, 2016.

An employer with a Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence needs to apply for Certificates of Sponsorship for immigrants they wish to employ from outside the UK and 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 CoSs; this is needed to employ people currently based outside the UK.

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

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

Number of Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship from annual limit set aside for allocation meeting in March.2,200
Balance of Certificates of Sponsorship carried over from previous month (March).0
Number of certificates returned during previous month (March).0
Number of certificates reclaimed as not used within three months.0
Number of certificates granted by exceptional consideration outside of monthly allocation during previous month (March).5
Total number of certificates assigned to Croatians in previous month (March).20
Total number of Certificates of Sponsorship available for allocation in April.2,175
Minimum point score for successful applications in March.21
Total number of Certificates of Sponsorship granted in April.1,692
Tier 2 (General – New hires under £155,300).1,688
Tier 2 (General – Tier 4 dependant switching to Tier 2).4
Balance of certificates of sponsorship carried over to May 2016.483
Number of Certificates of Sponsorship available for allocation in May 2016.2,483

The next UK Visas and Immigration allocation meeting will take place on 11 May, 2016 and will provide details of the number of Tier 2 CoSs that will be available for the month of June.

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