Annual Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) Allocations

Annual CoS Allocations for UK Employers Explained

Grasping the Annual Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) allocations is vital for UK employers looking to sponsor non-EU nationals. These allocations, integral to the Home Office Sponsorship Licence system, allow the lawful employment of international talents. This understanding is key for businesses that diversify and strengthen their workforce with international expertise.

The Home Office will decide the annual CoS allocation renewal process. You will either be subjected to the automatic or manual request process.  You will be able to identify which applies to you from within the Sponsor Management System (SMS) once the allocation request window opens for you. 

Automatic Renewal

You don't need to do anything if the allocation is due for automatic renewal. This means that the Home Office usually grants a CoS allocation based on the current year’s usage.

Manual Request

A CoS allocation request should be submitted manually via SMS. You should consider factors such as the number of visa renewals and likely new hires, which will require an Undefined CoS over the next year.

Understanding Annual Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) Allocations in the UK

For UK employers, understanding Annual Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) is crucial when sponsoring non-EU nationals. As a central part of the Home Office Sponsorship Licence framework, CoS allocations are essential for legally hiring international talent. This understanding is vital for enhancing their workforce with diverse global skills.

Why are CoS Allocations Crucial?
The UK Government allocates a set number of Certificates of Sponsorship annually. As a sponsoring company, you will need to apply for a CoS for each foreign employee. These Certificates act as virtual documents, connecting your company to the individual worker.
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Who Needs to Understand CoS Allocations?
If you are a business owner or HR professional involved in hiring non-EU nationals, knowledge of CoS allocations is fundamental. Understanding the process allows you to streamline your recruitment efforts, ensuring a seamless visa sponsorship journey.
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