What are my duties as a sponsor?

As a licensed sponsor, UKVI expects you to play your part in ensuring that the system is not abused. This means that you must fulfil certain duties. Some of these duties apply to all sponsors, whilst others are specific to those licensed under certain tiers or categories.

The objectives of these duties are to:

  • prevent abuse of assessment procedures
  • capture early any patterns of migrant behaviour that may cause concern
  • address possible weaknesses in processes which can cause those patterns
  • monitor compliance with Immigration Rules

Information on sponsorship duties can be found in the relevant, Tier 2, Tier 5 and Tier 4 guidance.

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