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Fraud warning

We have been made aware of fraudsters claiming to be the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges recruiting and issuing non-UK citizens with counterfeit Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) for the Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange visa. This Visa allows international medical graduates to work in the United Kingdom as part of the Medical Training Initiative (MTI) Scheme.

The Academy is the only UK visa sponsor with the authority to assign CoS to eligible doctors appointed to approved MTI placements.

To issue a Certificate of Sponsorship we will never ask you for money or payment. We will never contact you directly. All communication regarding your CoS will be between your NHS employer or royal college and us.

If you are uncertain whether the documents you have received are genuine, please contact the team directly at who will assist you further.