Since 2008 in order to sponsor migrant workers from outside the EEA, UK employers must be registered with the Home Office as licenced sponsors.
The Tier 2 scheme is divided into 2 categories:
Tier 2 (General) which concerns new recruits.
Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer), which concerns existing overseas employees.
Before an overseas migrant can apply for a visa as a Tier 2 migrant worker, they will need to obtain a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) from their UK sponsor/employer.
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