If you have applied for a work visa and are waiting for a decision on your application


This includes:

  • Skilled Worker visa
  • Health and Care Worker visa
  • Intra-company Transfer visa
  • T2 Worker visas
  • T5 Temporary Worker visas

You can start work before your visa application has been decided before 1 January 2021 if:

  • you’ve been assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)
  • you submitted your application before your current visa expired and you show your sponsor evidence of this
  • the job you start is the same as the one listed on your CoS

If your application is eventually rejected as invalid or refused your sponsor will stop sponsoring you and you must stop working for them. If your CoS is assigned from 1 January 2021, you must wait until your visa application has been granted before starting work, unless your current visa allows you to work in that job.

Contact us to discuss your immigration matter