If you are a UK organization (Public body, SME, Franchise, or Start-up) and are looking to employ foreign workers, temporary workers, or foreign students in the UK. Your organization will need to apply for a sponsorship licence. Once you are granted a sponsorship licence you can issue a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) to the foreign workers, temporary workers, or students who want to work for your organization through the sponsor management system (SMS). Read the blog to know about documents required for UK sponsorship licence.
In order to apply for a UK sponsorship licence, you need to submit the necessary documents to the Home Office. Appendix A is the sponsor guidance on the documents and the mandatory documents required to support a sponsor licence application. Appendix A comprises a number of tables that any organization applying for a sponsor licence must work through to determine which documents must accompany their application.
In most cases, a minimum of 4 documents (or, where stated, 4 combinations of any documents) must be submitted including any documents described as ‘mandatory’. You may not need to send
4 documents if you are an organization listed in Table 1.
You must provide extra documents (in addition to the 4 documents listed in the 4 tables from Appendix A) if you are applying under Skilled Worker or T2 Ministry of Religion.
There are 4 tables in Appendix A that suggest a sponsor licence applicant about the documents they need to submit to the Home Office.
Table 1 sets out some limited circumstances when you may not have to send 4 documents. If you are a public body not listed on the GOV.UK website, you need to only send the documents
described. In some cases, you may not need to send any documents at all, unless there are documents listed in Tables 2 or 3 that are specifically required for your type of organization or the route on which
you are applying.
Table 2 sets out the mandatory documents you must send if you are a start-up, franchise, or charity, or if you are subject to regulation, inspection, or monitoring.
Table 3 sets out the documents that are mandatory for the route, or routes, on which you are applying.
If you have not identified 4 documents to send to the Home Office after looking at Tables 1, 2, and 3, you must then look at Table 4.
Table 4 sets out other documents you can send if you still cannot make 4 documents (this is the minimum number of documents required) from Table 1, Table 2, and Table 3.
Depending on whether you are a public body, Start-up, SME, or franchise you need to submit a minimum of 4 documents. The list of all the documents is mentioned in all 4 tables of Appendix
A. The list is exhaustive and documents include (but are not limited to) the following:
If you are looking to apply for a sponsor licence or employ a skilled worker from outside or inside the UK and need assistance, please contact Visa and Migration Ltd on 02034111261 or