UK Visa Cap for Skilled Non-EU Workers has been Hit for Third Month in a Row

What does this mean for you?

For the third month running, the cap for Tier 2 workers has been reached, indicating a trend that could signify a permanent change to the government’s approach. This means that many skilled workers from outside the EU will not receive a certificate of sponsorship to obtain their visa until the number of applications decreases.

How can we help?

This does not mean you are stuck. We can explore a number of options and offer you a bespoke solution based on identifying your needs and assisting your workers to obtain their visas. Contact us today for more information.

Deadline for sponsors

The deadline for informing the Home Office about the number of unrestricted certificates for the period of 6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019 is approaching. If you are 1) intending to promote or extend the visas of any Tier 2 employees, 2) looking to employ a worker from abroad with a Tier 1 or Tier 4 visa, or 3) looking to be sponsor a worker under Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer, you will need to apply for a fixed number of unrestricted certificates by 5 April.

Please note that the Home Office can revoke, suspend or downgrade your licence if you provide incorrect information. If you are having trouble understanding how this works, or need assistance with the process, please contact us.

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We are keen to get feedback from clients and understand what effects regulatory changes are having on your business. Please email us with any feedback or anecdotal evidence and we can lobby the government with the help of ILPA.