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New guidance for sponsors takes effect

The Home Office has updated the Tier 2 and 5 sponsor guidance document, which provides information on sponsoring migrants under Tiers 2 and 5 of the Points-Based System. The new guidance takes effect from 16 July 2018.


Some of the key changes that have been introduced include:

  • Introduction of an additional ground for revocation in respect of sponsors reasonably believed to have artificially inflated the salary of a migrant worker applying for indefinite leave to remain

  • The extension of the ‘cooling-off’ period to sponsors who withdraw an application during or following an investigation which would have likely led to that application being refused

  • The inclusion of doctors and nurses to the list of people to whom an unrestricted certificate of sponsorship may be assigned

  • The removal of transitional controls on Croatian workers

  • Replacement of Universal Jobmatch with Find a job in the context of undertaking the residential labour market test

A copy of the new guidance can be found here.


For further details, please contact our immigration team.



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