Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting): documents required to be retained on the sponsor’s HR file—checklist
Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting): documents required to be retained on the sponsor’s HR file—checklist

The following Immigration precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting): documents required to be retained on the sponsor’s HR file—checklist

This checklist details the copy documents that must be kept on the sponsor’s file for a Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting) employee in accordance with the Home Office Tiers 2 & 5 Sponsor Guidance (SG). The documents can either be kept as paper copies or in an electronic format.

All documents must be retained throughout the period that they are sponsored and until:

  1. one year from the date you cease to sponsor the employee, or

  2. the point at which a Home Office compliance Office has examined and approved the documents, if this is less than one year after you cease to sponsor the employee

Note that this checklist only includes documents and retention times required to meet the sponsorship duties set out by the Home Office. Some of these documents may also need to be kept for other purposes and for longer periods of time in order to meet other legal requirements, eg in relation to illegal working legislation.

In the case of sportspersons, the sponsor may also be required to provide additional documents to the relevant governing body in order to meet the governing body’s requirements for sponsor or migrant endorsement. The published endorsement requirements of the relevant governing body should be referred to in each case.

Please note that, where a Code of Practice applies to Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting) migrants in the

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