Initial assessment

The initial employer assessment and set up with GTI can typically be completed within 1-2 weeks and is contingent on availability for the registration meeting.

Certificate requests

Requests for Certificates of Sponsorship can typically be returned within 3 working days of receipt of the completed request form and all supporting documents required.

Intern application

Interns can submit visa applications to the Home Office within 3 months of the internship start date. The Home Office target a turnaround of 15 working days for applications made overseas and 8 weeks for applications made within the UK.

What does it cost?

The Certificate of Sponsorship fee for an internship of less than 6 months is £750+VAT, or for an internship of 6 months or more is £850+VAT.

A one-time fee for a new employer to join the scheme is £250+VAT and is only payable if a Certificate of Sponsorship is assigned on your behalf.

Visa application fees will be payable by the Intern to the Home Office when they submit their visa application.

What do I do next?

In order to join the scheme, employers should register via the application form.

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