UNITED KINGDOM: Certificate of Sponsorship Allocation Annual Renewal

January 25, 2018

The 2017/18 allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) will expire on Thursday 5th April 2018.

Any unused CoS from the current allocation will be automatically withdrawn after that time.

Employers are urged to consider their recruitment needs if they intend to sponsor, or continue to sponsor, nationals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) under Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) up to April 2019.

Our Advice

Renewal requests should be made via the Sponsor Management System (SMS).

A number of licences are set by UKVI to renew automatically based on CoS usage for the previous 12 months. Sponsors can confirm this status by checking the SMS.

All other sponsors will need to submit a renewal request manually, providing a brief business justification.

Sponsors are advised to contact their Newland Chase immigration specialist to discuss further.

For advice and information on immigration to the UK in general, please email us at enquiries@newlandchase.com.