How to apply for a sponsor licence
Updating author: Huw Cooke, Burges Salmon
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- Be aware that you must have a sponsor licence to employ a foreign national under the skilled worker or global business mobility route of the points-based system.
- Factor in the processing time when deciding the timing of your application for a sponsor licence.
- Ensure that systems are in place for ensuring compliance with immigration requirements.
- Collect supporting documentation to demonstrate eligibility for a sponsor licence.
- Nominate suitable people to carry out designated roles.
- Complete the online application for a sponsor licence.
- Be prepared for a pre-licencing Home Office visit.