Anyone wishing to employ a player, groom, trainer or coach who does not have the legal right to work in the UK without permission must obtain a Sponsor Licence under the Points Based System from the UK Border Agency.
The points-based system covers migrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
The perspective employee must be assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship and obtain an Entry Clearance Visa if applicable.
Further details regarding the system can be found at http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/employers/points/.
The Requirements for Sponsors and Migrants is available by clicking the link below. Download the HPA Sponsor License and Migrant Endorsement Requirements (Microsoft Word 2003 format).
To download details of how to become a non playing sponsor member of the HPA please click here.
To download a non playing sponsor membership form please click here.
You can also contact Polo Permits, a registered representative with the Office of Immigration Services Commissioner who will provide you with a complete service for players, grooms, managers, and trainers including all documentation and correspondence with the UK Border Agency.
NB. Please be aware of the time line - Employer to obtain Sponsor Licence 4 – 6 weeks. Migrant to obtain Certificate of Sponsorship and Entry Clearance Visa 3 – 6 weeks.