Sponsor guidance appendix A: supporting documents for sponsor applications

List of documents that businesses and education providers must provide with an application for a Student, Worker or Temporary Worker sponsor licence.


Appendix A: supporting documents for sponsor licence application

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This document is for organisations that want to apply for a sponsorship licence. It is an appendix to the full policy guidance on sponsoring a worker or student.

It lists the documents you must provide to support your application for a sponsor licence.

Published 1 October 2013
Last updated 31 May 2023 + show all updates
  1. This version replaces version 04/23 (published on 14 April 2023). Full details of the changes are listed in the document.

  2. Document updated as detailed on page 3.

  3. Tables 1, 3 and 4 were updated to reflect the introduction of the new Scale-up route, clarification that the articles of association must be for overseas businesses and that VAT registration details can be checked online.

  4. Guidance has been updated to remove references to obtaining an endorsement letter for the UK Expansion Worker route from another government department. Full changes detailed in the 'Changes from last version of this guidance' section.

  5. Updated guidance for use on or after 6 April 2022.

  6. Updated guidance reflects the introduction of the new International Sportsperson and Creative Worker routes, and the rebranding of the other former T5 (Temporary Worker) routes.

  7. Updated guidance to add the specific requirement under T5 (Temporary Worker) Seasonal Worker to provide evidence of endorsement by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

  8. Updated hyperlinks in document.

  9. Accessible version of guidance published.

  10. Updated appendix for all sponsor licence applications made or decided on or after 1 December 2020. It is published ahead of time so employers and businesses can familiarise themselves with the new arrangements in advance.

  11. Immigration Rules updates

  12. Updated appendix A.

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

  14. Updated guidance.

  15. Updated guidance.

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

  17. Updated guidance.

  18. Updated guidance.

  19. Updated guidance.

  20. New version of sponsor guidance.

  21. First published.