Check whether you have a valid Certificate of Sponsorship
To apply for a Skilled Worker Visa, you must have a valid Certificate of Sponsorship for the job you are planning to do.
To be valid, the Certificate of Sponsorship must meet five requirements.
The first requirement is the Certificate of Sponsorship to confirm your name, that you are sponsored as a Skilled Worker, details of the job and salary the sponsor is offering you and PAYE details if HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) requires income tax and National Insurance for the sponsored job to be paid via PAYE.
The second requirement is where the application is for entry clearance (meaning that you are outside the UK and seeking leave to enter). This condition is that the Certificate of Sponsorship must have been allocated by the Home Office to your sponsor for the specific job and salary details shown.
The third requirement is that the Certificate of Sponsorship must include a start date, stated by the sponsor, which must be no more than 3 months after the date of your application.
The fourth requirement is that the Certificate of Sponsorship must not have been used in a previous application which was either granted or refused. However, the Certificate of Sponsorship can have been used in a previous application which was rejected as invalid, made void, or withdrawn.
The fifth requirement is that the Certificate of Sponsorship must not have been withdrawn by the sponsor or cancelled by the Home Office.
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