UK Work Visas Tier 2: Monthly distribution of sponsorship certificates – September 2018

For the second month in a row a minimum wage of £21,000 offered to non-EU qualified workers was sufficient for the British employers to obtain a certificate of sponsorship from the Home Office.

After the exclusion of doctors and nurses from the Tier 2 quotas in July 2018, the Home Office is now able to accept all requests from the British employers for the restricted sponsorship certificates.

Moreover, according to the latest decision of the Home Office on distribution of the sponsorship certificates, 512 certificates of sponsorship were not allocated and as a remaining balance were carried over to October 2018.

Total number of certificates of sponsorship granted in September – 1671.

The September allocation meeting took place on 11 September. All valid applications received by 5 September were successful if they scored at least 21 points (minimum salary threshold – £21,000).

The next monthly allocation meeting date is 11 October 2018.

If you have any questions regarding the employment and sponsorship of foreign employees in the UK, please contact us directly:

Natalia Varahash, Immigration Lawyer (OISC Level 2)


Tel. +44 (0) 20 7822 8535

Mob. +44 (0) 73 0598 9936


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