Unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship

The successful issue of Unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship

On May 14, 2020 | By A Y & J Solicitors

Company A is one of the best companies in the sports industry that has been looking for assigning unrestricted certificates of sponsorship to three skilled staff who were having a Tier 2 Visa with another employer. Company A was quite apprehensive about the complex procedure of certificate of sponsorship and the compliance risks involved. Therefore, the company started looking for the best UK Immigration law firm that would support all aspects of sponsor licence management and compliance duties. 

How did A Y & J Solicitors help in assigning Unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship? 

An Unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship is assigned to individuals who are already based in the UK with another Tier 2 Visa and working for another company. The company can also hire migrants earning an annual income of £159,600 or above. 

A Y & J Solicitors has provided guidance on assigning unrestricted Certificates of Sponsorship which includes skills and salary thresholds. Our team of qualified immigration lawyers has assisted with compliant use of CoS as specified under sponsor licence duties. They have imparted knowledge on the right class of certificate of sponsorship, accurately mapped the Cos requirements with onboarding processes, and matched the position to the relevant Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). Our immigration solicitors were familiar with the likelihood result where the employee’s application was potentially refused if failed to satisfy the Tier 2 requirements. Therefore, our immigration solicitors keep a close eye on the codes of practice that are subject to change and built recruitment strategies keeping in mind the company’s broader recruitment aims. 

Following a strategic approach to using SOC Codes, our immigration lawyers have adviced on the CoS errors and planned for Unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship. Our immigration lawyers have also supported the company regarding the number of unrestricted certificates of sponsorship and the number of certificates to be requested from the Home Office annually. These steps were taken in order to ensure that recruitment needs are properly met and uniformly covered throughout the validity of the Sponsor Licence. 

Later, they successfully aligned unrestricted CoS allocations to organisational strategy in order to project future skills and resources effectively. In the case of assigning Certificates of Sponsorship, the “allocation date” plays a pivotal role. Our team of specialised lawyers was quick enough to ensure that Tier 2 applications are made to the Home Office by the 5th of the month. 

The Result

A Y & J Solicitors has successfully assigned an Unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship. We, at A Y & J Solicitors, also helped in meeting immigration needs in areas such as assigning certificates of sponsorship and ongoing licence compliance. After a couple of months, we were being hired again to assist them with a Certificate of Sponsorship for Tier 2 Visa renewals. 

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