Publication - FOI/EIR release

Scottish Government tier 2 and 5 sponsorship visas - non EU employees: FOI release

Published: 25 Mar 2019
Directorate:
People Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
25 Mar 2019
Scottish Government tier 2 and 5 sponsorship visas - non EU employees: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00532
Date received: 21 Feb 2019
Date responded: 18 Mar 2019
Information requested

 

Information regarding whether or not the Scottish Government does tier 2 / tier 5 sponsorship visas for non EU employees.  If so what does this cost the Scottish Government yearly and how many and what sort of jobs are filled.

 

Response

 

The Scottish Government does sponsor successful non EU applicants for our posts, to enable them to apply for Tier 2 and Tier 5 visas.  We have sponsored successful applicants for positions across the Scottish Governments core Directorates and our Agencies for a variety of posts.

We have  a responsibility to our staff and their right to privacy. Due to the small number of individuals involved it is likely that staff could be identified, therefore we cannot disclose actual numbers.

We  pay for each certificate of sponsorship:

Type of certificate

  Cost per certificate

Tier 2

£199

Tier 5

£21

 

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