Appendix D Sponsor Licence Records

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One of the more common areas of immigration compliance risk among sponsor licence holders relates to record-keeping. Sponsor licence holders must retain the relevant documents as listed in Appendix D. Failure to comply with your sponsor duties, such as record-keeping, can lead to enforcement action, such as your sponsor licence being downgraded, suspended or even […]

Sponsor Management System: User Guide

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As a licensed sponsor you are subject to a number of strict duties to ensure compliance with the UK Immigration Rules and to prevent illegal working. These duties include monitoring and reporting certain activities about sponsored workers and assigning certificates of sponsorship (CoS) to sponsored visa workers. The Sponsor Management System (SMS) is the Home Office’s […]

Creative Worker Visa (Temporary Work) Guide

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The Creative Worker visa is for individuals to undertake temporary work in the UK within the creative sector. In this guide, we explain the requirements of the Creative Worker visa, as well as what this route allows and how to apply.   What is the Creative Worker visa?   If an overseas national has been […]

ETA: Electronic Travel Authorisation for the UK

Under the UK’s Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme, certain travellers, including non-visa nationals, including those entering the UK under the Creative Worker Concession or to transit, will have to secure authorisation in advance of coming to the UK. In this guide, we explain what the UK ETA is, who will need an ETA and how […]

UK Visa Fees 2024

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The Home Office charges UK visa applicants fees to process their applications. How much you need to pay will depend on factors such as the type of visa you are applying for, how long the visa will be valid for, and where you are applying from. In addition to the visa fee, there may also […]

Register of Licensed Sponsors List 2024

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The Register of Licensed Sponsors, previously known as the Tier 2 sponsor list, is a public list of all UK organisations which hold a valid sponsorship licence. The Home Office maintains the sponsorship list to identify all employers that have the required permission to employ sponsored workers under routes such as the Skilled Worker visa, Health […]

Skilled Worker Visa Points Guide

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The Skilled Worker visa is the primary immigration route for overseas nationals looking to come to the UK to undertake skilled work. While the route offers UK employers access to the global pool of talent, strict eligibility criteria apply. This includes the requirement for the applicant to attain a certain number of Skilled Worker visa […]

Skilled Worker Visa Costs (Sponsor’s Guide)

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For any organisation sponsoring an individual, it will be important to understand the skilled worker visa costs that you will need to budget for. There are a number of fees that will be payable, both when hiring the skilled worker and on an ongoing basis. This article identifies the charges and fees that an employer […]

Skilled Worker Minimum Salary 2024


One of the more complex requirements for sponsoring individuals under the Skilled Worker visa is the minimum salary threshold. There is no single, universal Skilled Worker minimum salary threshold. The relevant minimum salary level must be identified using the latest Home Office guidance and ensuring the correct minimum level is used for the specific role […]

How to Sponsor a Global Business Mobility Visa Worker

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The Global Business Mobility (GBM) routes are designed for businesses who need to temporarily deploy individuals to the UK for a work assignment with a linked UK business that cannot be done by a settled worker. In this guide, we examine the rules and requirements that must be met to sponsor a GBM worker, together […]