2,615 Tier 2 Visa Certificates of Sponsorship Available in June

The Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship (Cos) for the month of June is 2615; this is a significantly good number, the UK employers recruiting foreign nationals. The UK Immigration Department published the comprehensive data of the available number of Cos for the various categories of the Tier 2 visas.

A UK based employer is holding the Sponsorship license can recruit foreign nationals if they are unable to find the professionals with required set of skills from the local pool of talent. An employer must apply for the certificate of sponsorship to recruit a foreign national.

Under the Tier 2 Immigration system, an employer must apply for the certificate of sponsorship to hire a foreigner. The available sponsorship can be reclaimed after three months, if not used to recruit a foreign national.

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

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

Number of Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship from annual limit set aside for allocation meeting in May. 2,000
Balance of Certificates of Sponsorship carried over from previous month (April). 483
Number of certificates returned during previous month (April). 8
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 (April). 9
Total number of certificates assigned to Croatians in previous month (April). 18
Total number of Certificates of Sponsorship available for allocation in May. 2,464
Minimum point score for successful applications in March. 21
Total number of Certificates of Sponsorship granted in May. 1,849
Tier 2 (General – New hires under £155,300). 1,840
Tier 2 (General – Tier 4 dependant switching to Tier 2). 9
Balance of certificates of sponsorship carried over to June 2016. 615
Number of Certificates of Sponsorship available for allocation in June 2016. 2,615

The next UK Visas and Immigration allocation meeting will take place on 11 June, 2016 and will indicate the number of Tier 2 CoS that will be available for the month of July.