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Tier 5 of the points-based system includes a variety of routes for migrants to come to the UK on a temporary basis. The route of relevance to the University is the Government Authorised Exchange Scheme.
The University holds a license to sponsor:
For internships and work experience, the Brookes University cannot be the sponsor and does not issue the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) but may act as a host.
For sponsored researchers and visiting academics, the following restrictions apply:
Your responsibilities as a manager are outlined here.
When the migrant sponsored researcher comes to the University you must take a photocopy or electronic copy of the relevant page, or pages, of their passport, or UK immigration status document and biometric residence permit (if available). This must then be forwarded on to your link HR team.
The University must adhere to UKVI’s required record keeping and reporting duties; these duties apply equally to individuals sponsored under Tier 5 (GAES), even if they are not University employees.
You should contact Ben Cooper, HR Business Partner, as soon as possible. In order to prepare for a Tier 5 CoS application the following documents will be required:
In order to access Brookes systems and emails, the individual will need unpaid affiliate status, details of the process can be found here.
The cost for assigning a Certificate of Sponsorship will come directly from the recruiting Faculty or Directorate budget. A Tier 5 Certificate of Sponsorship cost can be found here. Payment is made in HR.
The University does not pay Visa fees or the NHS Health Surcharge for Tier 5 applicants or their dependents.
For internships and work experience, Oxford Brookes University cannot be the sponsor and does not issue the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) but may act as a host.
Sponsored researchers should enter the UK under the Tier 5, Government Authorised Exchange, of the points-based system. However those academics who want to come to the UK simply to share knowledge or experience or to hold informal discussions with their UK counterparts may qualify under the Standard Visitor visa.
This category may also be suitable for those who intend to conduct research for their own private purposes - such as to do research for a book. Academics coming to the University under the Standard Visitor visa can be paid for reasonable expenses but are ineligible to receive an income. They must not undertake paid work.