Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber


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Please note, if your query is about a visa application not listed below (e.g. dependant visas, EU settlement scheme etc) then please contact UKVI directly as the sponsorship team is unable to assist with any visa issues that are not related to Tier 2 or Skilled Worker applications. 

New Visa Applications

Once you have received an offer of appointment, the National Overseas Sponsorship Team will contact you via email on how to proceed. They will advise on how to complete the online application for a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS).

We, the Yorkshire and Humber Sponsorship team will also contact you in due course about documentation & information you need to submit to the Yorkshire & Humber Sponsorship team ahead of your training commencing.

Extensions to Existing Visas

You may need an extension to your visa if you require additional training time, or if you change training programme. You must notify both the National Overseas Sponsorship Team and the Yorkshire & Humber Sponsorship Team of any changes to your training that may affect your training end date. (See 'Your Responsibilities' section of our website).

If you require an extension to your sponsorship, please email us at We will verify, on your behalf, that your training end date has changed and send a request to colleagues at the National Overseas Sponsorship Team.

Once requested, you will receive via email within 5 working days, new login details for the Overseas Sponsorship Portal where you will be able to apply for your CoS.

Please note, you will be required to upload evidence of your new CCT date as a part of your CoS application.

You should submit your initial request for an extension approximately 4 months prior to the expiry date on your current visa.

Once your new visa has been approved by the Home Office, please provide your right to work share code to us as the local Sponsorship team, provide to your employer and upload to your Overseas Sponsorship portal account.

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)

 As a part of the ILR application process, the National Overseas Sponsorship team will issue a supporting letter to Postgraduate Doctors/Dentists in Training.

Postgraduate Doctors in Training should contact the National Overseas Sponsorship Team to request this letter at and copy in the Yorkshire & Humber sponsorship team at so that we are aware an application is being made. Please note that the National Overseas Sponsorship Team ask Postgraduate Doctors in Training to only submit their request 4 weeks before their ILR appointment is scheduled due to the timescale required by the Home Office on the ILR letter.  

Postgraduate Doctors inTraining will be asked to provide supporting information & documentation, which may include:

  • Date of birth
  • Full name as stated on passport
  • GMC
  • Specialty currently undertaking
  • Date started current post
  • Expected CCT date
  • Copies of your last three pay slips

One component of the support letter is to confirm any periods of absence that were either unauthorised or may have been outside of the UK in the 5 years preceding the ILR application. NHS England do not hold this information, as we are not the employer. Postgraduate Doctors in Training will need to request this information from each of their employing Trusts. Queries regarding this should again be directed to the National Overseas Sponsorship Team.

Please keep us informed of the progress of your application at and, if your application is approved, please send a copy of your ILR (BRP or share code) once obtained to both the National Overseas Sponsorship Team and us via email.