Immigration and international recruitment - Q&As

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This section answers the questions employers ask us most frequently about the immigration rules and international recruitment. 

We have also produced a range of quick guides, which explore key areas in more detail.

If you have a query not covered by these Q&As, please contact us. 

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Employing EEA nationals Q&A

Common questions following the EU referendum in June 2016 will be answered in this section.

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General Q&A

General questions about immigration and international recruitment are answered in this section.

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Tier 2 and certificates of sponsorship Q&A

Common questions about the certificate of sponsorship application process are answered in this section.

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Shortage occupation list and resident labour market test Q&A

What is the shortage occupation list? How must you fulfil the resident labour market test? Find the answers in this section.

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Tier 4 and trainees Q&A

Questions about Tier 4 student visas and medical trainees are answered in this section.

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Agencies and ethical recruitment Q&A

Find answers to questions about ethical international recruitment processes and the use of recruitment agencies in this section.

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Employer responsibilities and avoiding discrimination Q&A

Be clear about your responsibilities as a sponsor of migrant workers and find guidance about avoiding discrimination in this section.

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