UKBA have made changes to the codes of practice for skilled employers. Due to these changes, the application process for restricted certificates of sponsorship (RCoS) has been amended in March, April and May 2013.
The changes include;
- Restricted certificates of sponsorship (RCoS) which need to be granted before 6 April 2013, must be assigned by 5 April 2013.
- Changes will be made to the timings of the monthly allocation of restricted certificates of sponsorship (RCoS) for April and May 2013. Applications for the April allocation period will be accepted from 6 April to the 17 April 2013. Decisions will be made on 19 April 2013. Applications for the May allocation period will be accepted form 18 April to the 5 May 2013. Decisions will be made on the 13th May 2013.
- Restricted certificates of sponsorship urgently needed between 6 March and 18 April, must include an application and a request for exceptional consideration. Reasons for exceptional consideration should be emailed to Tier2Limits@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk and must be sent on the same day the application is made.
These changes highlight the importance of making sure applications are submitted correctly and in plenty of time.
If you would like us to manage your application to UKBA, please contact us on 01793 836 010 to discuss how we can help.