How to Sponsor a Global Business Mobility Visa Worker

sponsor global mobility worker

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 […]

Sponsor Licence Application Guide 2024

sponsor licence application

Under the UK’s immigration rules, your organisation will need a sponsor licence to hire skilled workers from overseas. To secure a UK visa sponsorship licence, you will need to commit to the gruelling Home Office application process and pay the relevant fees. The Home Office will only grant a sponsor licence to an organisation if […]

Immigration Salary List 2024

UK Immigration Salary List 

The Immigration Salary List (ISL) has replaced the Shortage Occupation List with effect from 4 April 2024. This change comes as a result of recommendations by the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). In this guide to the UK Immigration Salary List, we share what we know to date about this new feature of visa sponsorship, […]

SOC Codes for Skilled Worker Eligible Occupations

soc codes

Matching the role you are recruiting for with the relevant occupation code, or SOC code, is a crucial step when hiring a new sponsored worker under the Skilled Worker, Global Business Mobility or Scale Up routes. It will be important for the sponsor to allocate the correct occupation code to avoid issues with the Home […]

Recruiting Social Care Workers from Overseas

recruiting health social care workers

Under current rules, UK care providers are permitted to sponsor care workers from overseas under the Health & Care Worker visa. In this guide for employers we explain the current rules on hiring care workers from abroad and what you need to do to be able to recruit internationally. In a further boost to support […]

Shortage Occupation List 2024

shortage occupation list

The Shortage Occupation List has been replaced by the Immigration Salary List (ISL) since 4 April 2024. The ISL specifies which jobs the government deems to be in shortage in the UK, providing certain advantages for workers applying for sponsorship in such roles.  This article predates the removal of the Shortage Occupation List. Please refer […]

PBS Licence (Employer FAQs)

pbs licence

If you are a UK employer looking to sponsor an overseas national to work for you in the UK, you will need to apply for a sponsor licence under the UK’s points-based system (PBS). The ability to sponsor overseas workers can bring significant benefits to businesses, enabling organisations to access the pool of global talent […]

No Sponsor Licence Renewal Requirement From 6 April 2024

No Sponsor Licence Renewal Requirement From 6 April 2024

The requirement for UK sponsors to renew their sponsor licence every four years is being abolished from April 2024, under new Home Office rules confirmed today. UK sponsor licences due to expire on or after 6 April 2024 are now being automatically extended by 10 years. Licences that are automatically extended will not end unless […]

Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Renewal

sponsor licence renewal

The requirement for sponsors to renew their sponsor licence every four years is being abolished from 6 April 2024. UK sponsor licences due to expire on or after 6 April 2024 are now being automatically extended by 10 years. Licences expiring prior to 6 April 2024 must apply to renew their licence under the following […]

Sponsor Licence Renewal Fee

sponsor licence application fee

The requirement for sponsors to renew their sponsor licence every four years is being abolished from 6 April 2024. UK sponsor licences due to expire on or after 6 April 2024 are now being automatically extended by 10 years. Licences expiring prior to 6 April 2024 must apply to renew their licence under the following […]