Do Not Miss The April Deadline To Renew Your CoS Allocation

14 Mar 2018, 25 mins ago

Allocations of unrestricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) will expire on 5 April and any unused certificates will be lost.  The Home Office will automatically reset allocations for many sponsors to zero, even if there is a CoS remaining to assign. You must submit your CoS allocation increase request using the Sponsor Management System or instruct your Level 1 representative to submit the request on your behalf.

Of course, sponsors are able to submit their renewal requests after the April deadline but the processing time for requests can be considerable if submitted after April and delays in obtaining a CoS allocation can be costly and potentially result in lost candidates.

Therefore, if you require an allocation of unrestricted CoS for the coming 12 month period from 6 April either for sponsor migrant renewal applications or potential new hires, a renewal request should be submitted as soon as possible.

When requesting your annual allocation you will need to provide a short business justification for the number of CoS required. The justification provided in support of the renewal request will be considered by the Sponsor Licence Unit before a decision is reached and you may need to provide further information in relation to the same request prior to the Sponsor Licence Unit reaching a decision.

Should you require any further information in relation to the above please do not hesitate to contact us


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