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Is there anything in the Immigration Rules to prohibit a Tier 2 sponsor from employing their extended family member (such as their nephew)? We understand that this must be disclosed at the time of assigning the Certificate of Sponsorship.

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Produced in partnership with Nick Nason of Edgewater Legal
Published on LexisPSL on 06/09/2019

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  • Is there anything in the Immigration Rules to prohibit a Tier 2 sponsor from employing their extended family member (such as their nephew)? We understand that this must be disclosed at the time of assigning the Certificate of Sponsorship.

Is there anything in the Immigration Rules to prohibit a Tier 2 sponsor from employing their extended family member (such as their nephew)? We understand that this must be disclosed at the time of assigning the Certificate of Sponsorship.

We understand that this must be disclosed at the time of assigning the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS).

As this Q&A acknowledges, the Tier 2 and 5: Guidance for Sponsors —Addendum guidance states that it is necessary to disclose the assignment of a CoS to a family member if the sponsor is a small or medium sized business:

‘…15.13 To make sure you are complying with our immigration laws, you must:

disclose if you assign a CoS to a family member of anyone else within the sponsor organisation

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