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What does a UK sponsor do?

Generally speaking, a UK sponsor employs migrant workers that must be sponsored to legally work in the UK. A company with a valid UK sponsor licence is obligated to carry out certain duties and responsibilities in line with immigration law.

To sponsor a Scale-up worker in the UK you need to ensure the following: you have an eligible Scale-up business; your business has a valid Scale-up sponsor licence; you are employing an eligible Scale-up worker.

There are a number of costs involved with sponsoring a foreign worker. A company has to pay for the sponsor licence, the certificate of sponsorship (CoS), the Immigration Skills Charge and other fees depending on the company.

A sponsor can issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) through the Sponsor Management System (SMS).

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