Before applying for a sponsor licence, you must check whether your company or group is eligible. You must be able to demonstrate that your business is functioning legally in the UK, that you have a legitimate need for a sponsor licence, and that you have the necessary HR systems and procedures in place to fulfil your obligations as a sponsor, and you are well aware of what those obligations entail.
To show that your organisation has a genuine need for a sponsor licence, you can provide evidence of a genuine vacancy, possibly having already identified a suitable candidate who needs sponsorship, or provide evidence that your organisation will likely need to hire people for positions that meet the criteria for skilled workers in the future.
Can I sponsor anyone under the scheme?
It is possible to sponsor a migrant worker, but only if the following conditions are observed:
- You will be paying them a decent salary: at least £10.75 per hour or £26,200 per year, whichever is higher, but frequently more depending on the type of work they will be doing.
- The job they will be performing is sufficiently skilled, i.e., to RQF Level 3 and above.
- The applicant must also be able to demonstrate that they have a certain level of proficiency in the English language.
If you think you qualify for a sponsor licence and wish to make an application, or if you have more questions, please get in touch, and we will be happy to guide you through your application process.
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