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Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)

Navigating the Home Office's Complex CoS System with Immtell

Dealing with the Home Office’s outdated and non-intuitive system for Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) can be daunting and frustrating.

Understanding this, Immtell offers expert solutions to navigate these complexities efficiently. Our experienced team ensures every critical aspect of the CoS process is handled accurately, providing peace of mind and allowing you to focus on your business needs.

Trust Immtell to streamline your CoS assignments with our deep understanding and strategic approach, making the process manageable and less burdensome for your organisation.

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Understanding the Two Types of Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)

Undefined CoS
Undefined Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) are allocated by the Home Office annually, the number of which is visible on the licence summary on the Sponsor Management System (SMS). If the allocation is zero, it is possible to submit an in-year additional CoS allocation request for consideration by UKVI. You will need to justify why the CoS is required; this is usually aligned with business needs, recruitment campaigns, etc.

Undefined Skilled Worker CoS should be assigned to the following workers:

  • Workers in the UK already sponsored under the Skilled Worker or the previous Tier 2 (General) routes and want to apply either for an extension of their stay, change role with their current employer, or change employment to a new sponsor; and

  • Those individuals who are already in the UK but hold a different type of visa which permits them to switch into the Skilled Worker category, most commonly Students, Graduates, the Global Business Mobility visa – Senior or Specialist worker or previous Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) visa types.

    Providing the worker qualifies and meets the requirements, you, as the sponsor, are not required to obtain further approvals from UKVI and can immediately assign the CoS to the individual. The CoS reference number can then be used by the individual when submitting their visa application or application to stay in the UK

    The Global Business Mobility visa – Senior or Specialist worker and Graduate Trainee CoS work in the same way as a Skilled Worker Undefined CoS.
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    Defined CoS
    The process of obtaining a Defined Certificate of Sponsorship (DCoS) is more arduous and time-consuming:

    A Defined CoS should be assigned to the following workers:

  • Individuals currently outside of the UK who will be sponsored under the Skilled Worker visa category

  • Those in the UK with a valid visa as a dependent of a Student, intending to switch into the Skilled Worker visa category

    Applications for a Defined CoS are considered by UKVI approximately three times per week. It is not uncommon for UK Visas and Immigration to request additional information from sponsors, especially for industries such as hospitality and health care.

    Assuming the Defined CoS request is approved, the sponsor can assign the CoS to the worker who may use the reference number to support their visa application.
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    Immtell provides a holistic approach to managing the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) process, integrating crucial aspects of CoS selection and assignment. Our services include:

    • In-Depth CoS Preparation and Selection Guidance: Accurate preparation and strategic advice on selecting the appropriate CoS type based on the individual circumstances of the foreign worker.
    • Navigating Various Visa Types: Assistance in navigating the complexities of different visa types, such as the Global Business Mobility Visa – Senior, Specialist Worker, Scale Up, or Skilled Worker CoS.
    • Comprehensive Support: Continuous support and responsiveness to UKVI queries, ensuring effective management of your CoS responsibilities and long-term compliance.

    With Immtell, businesses gain expert support in understanding and executing the Sponsor Management System (SMS) processes, ensuring successful international talent sponsorship.

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