What is a defined Certificate of Sponsorship? A Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) is an electronic document with a unique reference number, that is issued by the sponsor, to a visa applicant. Defined Certificates of Sponsorship, are used specifically for Skilled Workers applying from outside the UK and you must hold an A-rated licence to sponsor…

If you have had your Skilled Worker visa for five years and have continuously lived in the UK during this time, you may be eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). ILR means that you will be free from immigration restrictions in the UK and is a step towards Naturalisation as a British…

A Skilled Worker visa allows foreign nationals to enter or remain in the United Kingdom to work in an eligible job with a Home Office-approved employer. A prospective employer should be aware of the costs associated with sponsorship in order to make an informed decision about whether visa sponsorship or hiring a recruitment agency is…

Introduction There are a huge number of people making UK visa applications every year.  According to an official government factsheet, “UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) received more than 3.3 million visa applications in the year ending June 2019, of which almost 2.9 million were granted”. Visa applications are complex and rule-bound and there are strict…

The Skilled Worker Sponsor Licence is an absolute mandatory requirement from 1 January 2021 for any UK employer who seeks to hire overseas skilled workers or staff who does not have already permission to work in the UK. This means you must secure a Sponsor licence first to hire your prospective workers. The kind of…

As an employer, you need a sponsor licence to sponsor a skilled worker from outside the UK to work for you. Since 1 January 2021, under the UK’s new immigration system, any EU citizen (excluding Irish nationals) arriving in the UK must inevitably be sponsored by their employers and need to apply for the relevant…

According to a report by Mckinsey, around 7.6 million jobs are at risk of being affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK, and nearly 50% of all the jobs at risk are in occupations earning less than £10 per hour. There has been a significant reduction in the Skilled Workers moving to the UK…

The UK Immigration laws have been in a continuous change for years now, and these changes may continue in the future. A recent significant change is the Skilled Worker Visa, which replaces the old Tier 2 (General) Visa. Under this visa, you can come and work in the UK if you have been offered a…