Visas and immigration operational guidance – collection

Sponsorship: guidance for employers and educators

Information for student and worker sponsors, including full policy guidance, using the sponsorship management system and how to get help.

This collection includes documents for businesses and educational institutions that sponsor foreign workers and students. It includes:

  • sponsorship policy guidance
  • guides to using the business helpdesk and educators helpdesk
  • codes of practice
  • user manuals for the sponsorship management system (SMS)
  • technical details for bulk data transfers
  • lists of licensed sponsors

Lists of licensed sponsors

  1. Register of licensed sponsors: workers

    • Guidance
  2. Register of licensed sponsors: students

    • Guidance