PBS sponsor licensing: restricted certificates of sponsorship

Guidance on applications for restricted certificates of sponsorship (RCoS) under the points-based system (PBS).


Points-based system sponsor licensing: restricted certificates of sponsorship (RCoS)

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UK Visas and Immigration guidance about how it decides applications for RCoS under the PBS.

It contains details on:

  • how the sponsor applies for RCoS
  • the mandatory and optional checks you need to make
  • when it is appropriate to consider applying for urgent treatment
  • how to grant RCoS
Published 9 October 2015
Last updated 9 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance document published.
  2. First published.