If you wish to employ someone from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland to work for you in the UK, including paid and unpaid work you will require a Sponsor Licence.
The licence you need depends on whether the workers you want to fill your jobs are:
You can apply for a licence covering either tier or both.
To get a licence, you cannot have:
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will review your application and may visit your business to make sure that you are trustworthy and capable to carry out your duties.
When you apply for a sponsorship licence, you need to appoint people within your business to manage the sponsorship process. The main tool to use is the sponsorship management system (SMS). The roles in the SMS includes:
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