Sponsor guidance appendix F: Tier 5 (International Agreement)

Guidance notes about sponsoring contractual service suppliers and independent professionals under Tier 5 (International Agreement).


Appendix F: Tier 5 (International Agreement) sponsor guidance

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This guidance is for employers and sponsors. It is an appendix to the full policy guidance on sponsoring a worker.

It will help you work out whether you can sponsor a contractual service supplier or independent professional in the Tier 5 (International Agreement) category.

Published 6 April 2013
Last updated 23 November 2018 + show all updates
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