UK IMMIGRATION NEWS
UK Introduces Changes to Immigration Sponsorship Management System
Monday, 22 August 2011
UK Border Agency (UKBA) will introduce changes to the sponsorship management system (SMS) on 1 October 2011, which will change how people apply for Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (RCoS) under Tier 2 General visa category.
Those who already have a sponsorship management system account can submit or withdraw applications for RCoS under Tier 2 General category, track the progress and outcome of their applications, or make a new RCoS application. Existing account users will also be able to view their RCoS allocation, including the number of RCoS assigned.
Transitional arrangements for the use of the sponsorship management system between 6 September 2011 and 9 October 2011 will be implemented and the final dates for RCoS granted prior to 30 September 2011 will also be affected.
Here are details of the transitional arrangements:
In case applicants do not assign their granted RCoS before 1 October 2011, they will have to take further action to reclaim it using the sponsorship management service. Therefore, to avoid any unnecessary delays, applicants are highly recommended to assign it before this date. If applicants do not wish to assign their RCoS before 11 November 2011, they are advised not to submit their application before 9 October 2011.If you are interested in UK Visas, contact Migration Expert for information and advice on which visa is best suited to you. You can also try our Visa Assessment to see if you are eligible to apply for a visa to the UK.
Hanna Eliasson | Migration Expert UK