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.
For any advice on moving to the UK, for work or pleasure – from your initial visa application to permanently settling in the UK, and beyond – our immigration lawyers are here to help you.