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- The application process
- The type of organisation you are registering as
- What roles you need to allocate
- Your staff's convictions and penalties
- How to apply for a licence online
- How to withdraw your application
- How to reapply after we have refused your application
This section explains how your organisation should for apply for a licence to be on the register of sponsorsfor the points-based system, what staff you need to allocate to roles, what information you need to provide to apply, how you apply and how you can withdraw your application.
You must pay the correct fee with your application. You should read the section on costsfor details.
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This section explains what an organisation must do if it takes over an existing sponsor organisation. It also explains what an existing sponsor should do if it is taken over in full or in part by another organisation and some of its migrant workers transfer to that organisation, or if it carries out a demerger and some migrant workers transfer to the new organisation.
This section explains how your organisation should apply for a licence to be on the register of sponsors for the points-based system, what staff you need to allocate to roles, what information you need to provide, how you apply, and how you can withdraw your application.
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