Sponsor guidance appendix E: example DIT letter for sponsor applications

Template of letter from Department for International Trade (DIT) to support applications by companies applying for a licence to sponsor workers.

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Following changes to the Immigration Rules on 6 October 2019, this letter is no longer required.


Appendix E: DIT letter

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This document is for companies that want to apply for a licence to sponsor workers from outside the EEA. It is an appendix to the full policy guidance on sponsoring a worker.

Read Appendix A of the policy guidance for sponsors to check if your company needs a letter from Department for International Trade (DIT) to support your application.

Published 1 October 2013
Last updated 6 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance.

  2. Updated guidance for use on or after 24 November.

  3. First published.