Certificate of Sponsorship

If you require a Certificate of Sponsorship for your training programme, please complete this form, attaching the required copies of documentation, and return to HEIW using the contact details below, stating which training programme you are currently undertaking. 

For GP training programmes: heiw.gptraining@wales.nhs.uk

For specialty training programmes: heiw.recruitment@wales.nhs.uk

For foundation training tier 2 visas: heiw.foundationschool@wales.nhs.uk

Please ensure you use the correct email address to avoid delays to your application.

Once your application is received, HEIW will submit to Medical Workforce and NWSSP Employment Services for further processing. 

NWSSP Employment Services are now responsible for issuing a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to Medical and Dental trainees requiring Tier 2 sponsorship, on behalf of the trainee’s future employer.  This will cover all training locations within Wales.  The Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship will cover the duration of the training programme only and all rotations, up to a maximum of six years if required for the programme, as per Home Office regulations.

Certificate of Sponsorship applications are to be submitted within 6 months of the post being advertised. A  CoS can only be issued within the 6 month period, these timeframes are set by Home Office regulations and cannot be extended. If a CoS application is submitted outside of this period then the application cannot be processed thus peventing a visa application to be made. 

If you have any other queries about visas, such as costs, timescales, please contact NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership directly to discuss this. 

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