Sponsor guidance appendix D: keeping records for sponsorship

Guide to the sponsorship documents that businesses and educational institutions must keep.


Appendix D: guidance for sponsors on keeping documents

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This document is for Tier 2, Tier 5 and Student sponsors. It is an appendix to the full policy guidance on sponsoring a worker. It lists the documents you must keep to meet your sponsorship requirements.

Published 1 October 2013
Last updated 5 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance.

  2. Minor clarifications

  3. Updated appendix D.

  4. The guidance has been placed into a new template and revised throughout.

  5. Updated guidance.

  6. Updated guidance for use on or after 11 January 2018.

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

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  12. New version of guidance.

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