A certificate of sponsorship is not an actual certificate or paper document, but is a unique reference number, which holds information about the job and the migrant’s personal details.
Once you and your company have been granted a sponsor licence, you would need to apply and subsequently assign a Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) to the migrant worker you employ, which allows them to make their visa application.
These certificates can be either ‘Restricted’ or ‘Unrestricted’. Whether a certificate is restricted or unrestricted will depend on various factors such as the salary offered, the position and the immigration status of the migrant.
Our dedicated Tier 2 team at Duncan Lewis can advise you on the appropriate certificate required.