Firms seeking to participate in the scheme must:
- 1. Be an SRA regulated firm
- 2. Operate an exchange programme that meets the requirements of the Law Society's Government Authorised Exchange scheme by running suitably robust programmes for secondments, internships or work experience and record-keeping
- 3. Hold a current UKVI sponsor licence with an A rating
- 4. Enter into a contract with the Law Society undertaking to fulfil the sponsor obligations defined within the PBS.
For further details about applying for a Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange) visa, visit the UK Border Agency site for details.