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A Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) is a document that is required for non-EEA (European Economic Area) workers who want to work in the UK under the Tier 2 visa category. If you are an employer who wishes to employ a non-EEA worker, you will need to apply for a CoS on their behalf. Here is a comprehensive guide to help you understand the Certificate of Sponsorship for UK Visas.
Step 1: Check your eligibility
To apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship, your organization must have a valid Tier 2 sponsorship licence. You will also need to ensure that the job you are offering meets the necessary skill level and salary requirements.
Step 2: Submit a request for a Certificate of Sponsorship
Once you have a valid sponsorship licence, you can submit a request for a Certificate of Sponsorship. You will need to provide information about the job, the employee, and the salary.
Step 3: Wait for a decision
After submitting your request, you will need to wait for a decision from UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). The processing time for a CoS application can vary depending on the workload of UKVI.