Tier 2 (General)
Register of sponsors
This page explains what the register of sponsors is and how you should use it under Tier 2 General of the points-based system.
What is the register of sponsors?
All employers who want to act as a sponsor need a licence. Once they get a licence, they are added to the register of sponsors.
The register of sponsors has the name, location and rating of the organisation. The current register can be downloaded from the right side of this page.
All sponsors are given an A rating or B rating when they join the register. A B rating is a transitional rating and means that the sponsor is working with us to improve their systems.
This term is applied to a sponsor under the points-based system who is licensed to bring migrants to the United Kingdom to work, train or study. It is the rating awarded by us when a sponsor joins the register of sponsors. We will award an A-rating if you have all the necessary systems in place to meet your duties and there is no evidence of abuse.
This term is applied to a sponsor licensed under the points-based system to bring migrants to the United Kingdom to work. A B-rating can be awarded by us when a sponsor joins the register of sponsors. Existing sponsors can also be downgraded to a B-Rating if they have been found to be non-compliant with the their sponsor duties. A B-rated sponsor will be subject to a sponsorship action plan.
Policy & Law
- Register of sponsors - employersPDF 2.4MB opens in a new window