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The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018

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1.  In this Schedule—

“confirmation of acceptance for studies” means an authorisation issued by the Secretary of State to a sponsor and issued to a person by that sponsor, in respect of an application, or potential application, for entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a student;

“premium services for sponsors” means the optional premium customer services offered by the Home Office to certain sponsors;

“small or charitable sponsor” means a sponsor that is—

(a)

a company that is subject to the small companies regime under section 381 of the Companies Act 2006(1);

(b)

in the case of a person who is not a company for the purposes of that section, a person who employs no more than 50 employees; or

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a charity within the meaning of section 1 of the Charities Act 2011(2), or section 1 of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008(3), or a body entered in the Scottish Charity Register(4);

“sponsorship management request” means an electronic request made by a sponsor in connection with their sponsor licence, through their sponsorship management system account;

“Tier” means the route, provided for in Part 6A of the immigration rules, by which a person seeking entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Tier 2 Migrant, a Tier 4 Migrant or a Tier 5 Migrant applies for such entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain;

“Tier 4 Sponsor basic compliance assessment” means the check which a sponsor with Probationary Sponsor status must apply for in order to become registered as having full Tier 4 Sponsor status, or for which sponsors already registered with full Tier 4 Sponsor status must apply in order to maintain that registration(5).

(1)

2006 c. 46; section 381 was amended by S.I. 2008/393.

(4)

The Scottish Charity Register was set up pursuant to section 3 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (2005 asp 10).

(5)

More information on the Tier 4 Sponsor basic compliance assessment policy can be found at www.gov.uk/government/publications/sponsor-a-tier-4-student-guidance-for-educators.

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