Popular Visa Types
Tier 1 Visa
Highly skilled workers, entrepreneurs and investors.
Tier 2 Visa
Skilled workers with a UK job offer in place
Sponsor's License
Companies wishing to employ overseas workers
Tier 5 Visas
Short term or temporary visas for sportspeople, entertainers and religious workers
Spouse Visa
UK nationals with an overseas spouse/civil partner
Fiancé(e) Visa
UK nationals with an overseas Fiancé(e)
Long Term Partner Visa
UK nationals with an overseas long term partner
EEA Family Permits
Family visas for European (non UK) nationals
Dependent Visas
For children and other dependent family members.
Visit Visas
A visit visas is suitable for those wishing to travel to the UK for less than 6 months.

UK Visas

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Sponsor's License

In order to legally employ workers under Tiers 2-5 of the new points based system, companies will need to obtain a Sponsor’s License for which they will need to meet compliance obligations.

Register of Sponsors

To get a Sponsor’s License you must apply to the register of sponsors, and must implement management systems that will allow you to monitor your employees’ immigration status and important details.

Global Permits can help you prepare and submit your application for a Sponsor’s License, and can also perform an audit for your company, to ensure that you can fulfil your duties as a Sponsor and keep the A rating from UKBA that will allow you to issue Certificates of Sponsorship.

Sponsor’s License

Most companies will receive a “compliance visit” from the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to ensure that they are meeting the necessary requirements to be given a Sponsor’s License.

UKBA will give your company either an A or B rating. If you receive a B rating, you will also be provided with an action plan and deadline to make your company compliant. If you fail to reach this deadline, you will no longer be eligible to sponsor workers.

Sponsors’ duties include:
• a legitimate UK trading presence
• compliance with all legal obligations such as employment and tax law
• compliance with industry specific requirements such as registration with appropriate bodies
• a proper process is in place to meet with immigration compliance obligations

There can be serious implications for companies that are found to be non-compliant during the UKBA inspection, and we strongly advise all companies to perform an audit with qualified professionals, who can help you prepare and advise you on what action to take.