Authorised to Advise Prospective Sponsors

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.  

The UK Visa Bureau is authorised by the Home Office to advise prospective sponsors under the new points-based system.

This means that the Visa Bureau has been assessed by the Home Office against a number of criteria to ensure a full understanding of sponsorship arrangements, and that we have the ability to consult, manage and guide clients through the process of fulfilling their sponsorship obligations.

Check If You Qualify For An Employer Sponsorship License

 Among the key requirements are:

  • Evidence of clear information on the points-based system on the UK Visa Bureau website;
  • Well-trained staff who can undertake sponsor support work;
  • Clear reporting framework to ensure accountability to clients and the UK Border Agency.

For more information on authorisation to provide support for sponsors, you can visit the UK Border Agency website.

Note that the UK Visa Bureau is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) to provide UK immigration advice.