Sponsor Licence Visa applications for employers bringing skilled staff to the UK
If you are looking to hire skilled individuals from outside the EEA who do not already have the right to work in the UK, you will need to obtain a Tier 2 or Tier 5 Sponsor Licence. There are two types of licence for employers. You can apply for a licence that covers either Tier, or both.
Tier 2 is for skilled workers you wish to employ either long term or permanently. There are several categories within Tier 2.
General – employees in this role must meet specific job suitability requirements relating to their pay and skill levels.
Intra-company Transfer – for multinational companies which need to transfer employees to the UK.
Minister of Religion – for people coming to work for a religious organisation for up to 3 years.
Sportsperson – for elite sportspeople and coaches who will be based in the UK.
Tier 5 is for skilled workers you wish to employ on a temporary basis. There are several categories within Tier 5:
Creative and Sporting – to work as a sportsperson (up to 1 year), entertainer or artist (up to 2 years)
Charity Worker – for unpaid workers (up to 1 year)
Religious Worker – for those undertaking preaching, pastoral and non-pastoral work (up to 2 years).
Government Authorised Exchange – work experience (up to 1 year) research projects or training (up to 2 years).
International Agreement – where a worker is coming to work in a job which is covered by International Law, for example employees of overseas government.
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Applying For Your License
The application is made online. You must also provide specified documents in support of the application to prove that you are a genuine business. If the documents are not correct, the application will be refused. We will advise you in detail on the supporting documents required ensuring as far as possible a smooth application process.
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We will ensure that you have the documentation that proves you qualify for these points.
We will advise and assist you in completing the application forms.
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