ATAS Expansion Supporting Documents

The requirement for researchers in certain sensitive subjects and applying for a Skilled Worker, Tier 5 GAE, or visiting under a standard visitor visa to obtain an ATAS certificate from the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has been in place since 21 May 2021.


SIT has been  working with department, faculty and college’s to identify the correct CAH code and support the applicant (if required) in obtaining the ATAS certificate. Approximately 40 individuals have now successfully been granted the ATAS certificate from the FCDO.

The following documents have now been published on the Forms and Guidance section of the SIT website. Colleagues are required to enter their single sign on details to access these documents:

Additionally the Skilled Worker and Tier 5 Initial and Extension CoS forms have been updated. The form will now ask for the CAH code to be provided and if applicable ask you to provide a copy of the ATAS HR letter that has been issued to the applicant.

ATAS Briefing Sessions

 Please book a place for more information on the ATAS process and online application taking place on:

  • Thursday 29 July 14:00—15:00
  • Tuesday 16 August 14:00—15:00
  • Monday 13 September 10:00 –11:00


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