Immigration quick guides

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We have developed a suite of quick guides that help you navigate the complexities of immigration routes when recruiting internationally. 

Here you will find information on: 

  • which immigration route different professions fall under, when recruiting individuals from overseas require a sponsor to work in the UK
  • a step-by-step guide to apply for a certificates of sponsorship (CoS)
  • the recruitment process employers should follow to meet the Home Office UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requirements to sponsor migrants under the skilled worker route of the points-based system 
  • information on employing overseas nationals from outside of the UK (excluding Irish citizens) with a health and care visa.
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Immigration and the skilled worker recruitment process

This guide sets out the recruitment process employers should follow to meet the Home Office UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requirements to sponsor migrants under the skilled worker route of the points-based system.

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Skilled worker: health and care visa

This guide summarises the skilled worker: health and care visa for employing overseas nationals from outside of the UK (excluding Irish citizens) under the points-based immigration system.

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Which route? Which profession?

This quick guide helps employers identify which immigration route the different professions fall under, when recruiting individuals from overseas who require a sponsor to work in the UK.

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