For the first time since it’s introduction, the Tier 2 General limit (under the Restricted ‘quota’ system) has been oversubscribed, which has resulted in applications scoring less than 50 points being refused.
This means that in order to be successful, requests for Certificates of Sponsorship for June 2015 would have needed the vacancy:
- to have been at PhD Level with the worker being paid at the ‘going rate’ for the vacancy in question (minimum £20,800); or
- to have been at Shortage Occupational level with the worker being paid at the ‘going rate’ for the vacancy in question (minimum £20,800); or
- To have been advertised (Resident Labour Market Test) with no resident worker meeting the mandatory requirements AND the worker being paid a minimum of £46,000.
Please note this does not relate to those migrants within the UK who are switching into Tier 2 General status (non restricted route).
Should you be affected by this or require any assistance with planning a Tier 2 (General) application don’t hesitate to contact us.