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Upcoming Changes to the Immigration Law regarding Tier 2 General Leave to Remain Applications

Skills Charge!
£1000 per year for medium or large sponsors OR £364 per year for small or charitable sponsors (your annual turnover is £10.2 million or less and you have 50 employees or fewer)
It will be payable upfront and for the total period of time covered by the certificate of sponsorship.

Are you liable to pay?

Subject to parliamentary approval, legislation expected to come into force on 6 April 2017 means that you may be required to the Immigration Skills Charge where you sponsor a worker from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

The skills charge will apply to a sponsor of a Tier 2 worker assigned a certificate of sponsorship in the ‘General’ or ‘Intra-company Transfer’ route and who will be applying from:
outside the UK for a visainside the UK to switch to this visa from anotherinside the UK to extend their existing visa

You are not liable if you are sponsoring…
a non-EEA national who was sponsored in Tier 2 before 6 April 2017 and is applying from inside the UK to ex…