02 March 2010

Code of practice update for UK sponsored skilled workers

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The UK Border Agency has release a quarterly update on the codes of practice for sponsored skilled workers under the points-based system.

Employer Sponsorship Licence

The UK Border Agency has released a new code of practice for those hiring Tier 2 workers with an Employer Sponsorship Licence.

If an employer wants to sponsor a migrant worker from outside Europe under Tier 2 or Tier 5 (creative and sporting category only) of the points-based system, they must use the codes of practice to:

All UK employers wishing to hire an employee from outside of the European Union must have an Employer Sponsorship Licence.

Once an Employer Sponsorship Licence is obtained, it is possible for a business to employ needed staff through Tier 2 Work Permit stream provided the codes of practice are adhered.

Click here to speak to a immigration consultant and find out more information about the Employer Sponsorship License and the code of practice.

  Speak to an immigration consultant and find out more information about the Employer Sponsorship Licence.


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