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Collection: Sponsorship: guidance for employers and educators

Updated: Link to updated shortage occupation list added under codes of practice.

This collection includes documents for businesses and educational institutions that sponsor foreign workers and students. It includes:

  • sponsorship policy guidance
  • guides to using the business helpdesk and educators helpdesk
  • codes of practice
  • user manuals for the sponsorship management system (SMS)
  • technical details for bulk data transfers
  • lists of licensed sponsors

The codes of practice for skilled workers for certificates of sponsorship assigned on or after 6 April 2017 can... be found in Appendix J of the Immigration Rules.