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What other steps do I need to take if I am a sponsor?

Employers who are assigning a Certificate of Sponsorship to a migrant under the Health and Care  Worker visa must ensure that they:

  • explain in the ‘Summary of job description’ field of the Certificate of Sponsorship how the migrant meets the Health and Care Worker visa criteria which includes which SOC code applies;
  • provide brief information about the contract or agreement that they have with NHS trusts or bodies to provide the services (if they are a private organisation); and
  • inform migrants that they are eligible for the visa so that their visa application can be correctly processed.

These steps are to ensure that those migrants who qualify for fast-track entry, reduced fees and automatic exemption from the Immigration Health Surcharge are identified during the application process.

Read more about this and other questions in our

Skilled Worker (for businesses) section.


Given the fast pace of change, we would stress that this information is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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