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Employer Sponsorship Licence Requirements

In order to hire an employee from overseas, your business must be a licenced sponsor.  To become a licensed sponsor, you must meet the following basic requirements:

Please note that successfully receiving a sponsorship licence and being placed on the register of sponsors does not guarantee that the employees you choose will be given permission to enter or stay in the UK.

Employees must meet the requirements for their visa and entry clearance, and remain compliant with the conditions of their stay.

For more information about the Employee Sponsorship Licence:

Employer Sponsorship Licence and the Tier 2 Work Permit

The Employer Sponsorship Licence is required by any employer looking to hire a worker through the Tier 2 Work Permit programme.