From the 21 May 2021, international researchers working in sensitive areas have been required to obtain an ATAS certificate. Further supporting documents have now been published on the Forms and Guidance page
29 July 2021
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:
ATAS Full CAH code list This excel spreadsheet provides guidance, and a list of all CAH codes, providing the subject description and whether ATAS applies. This allows departments, facultys and colleges working with the PI/supervisor to identify the correct CAH code(s) for the research project and confirm if an ATAS certificate will be required.
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: