Tier 5 visa sponsorship for UK employers offering work experience to non-EEA nationals

Timeframes

Employer registration

Approval for Employers to join the scheme is typically confirmed in writing within 1–2 working days after the Pre-Approval Meeting takes place.

Issuing Certificates of Sponsorship

Certificates of Sponsorship are typically issued within 1–3 working days of receipt of the completed CoS Request Form template and supporting documents required from the Employer (or their Immigration Advisor, where applicable).

Tier 5 Visa applications

Visa application processing times vary according to where the visa application has been submitted. Statistics on recent local visa processing times are published on the UK Border Agency website.