As a Tier 2, 4 and 5 sponsor, it is imperative that you adhere to government guidelines when sponsoring a worker or a student. To fulfil your obligation as a sponsor, there are documents which must be kept on file to be compliant.
Here’s what you need to know.
(Updated as of 06 April 2020)
- Documents must either be stored as paper copies or in an electronic format and must be produced upon request
- Documents must be kept on a migrant throughout their period of sponsor until:
- one year has elapsed from the end of your sponsorship
- the date on which a compliance officer has examined and approved them
- Documents provided as part of your application to become a licensed sponsor must be kept for the duration of your license
- Copies must be made of the sponsored migrant’s passport and where relevant, evidence of the migrant’s date of entry to the UK must be kept
- Where relevant, a copy of the migrant’s National Insurance (NI) number must be kept
- A history of the migrant’s contact details (UK residential address, telephone number, mobile telephone number) must be kept up to date
Please be advised that the above information is not an exhaustive list as there are more requirements and points to consider when making an application
For more information on sponsor guidance Appendix D: keeping records for sponsorship, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.
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