The application process for Community Sponsorship Groups is rigorous and all applications are approved by the Home Office.  

In order to make the process as manageable for as many Groups as possible, Groups are able to apply for approval in principle subject to meeting certain conditions, primarily finding accommodation.  This could impact the consent that you provide because you will be invited to inspect the property before it is approved.  In this case, we recommend including this in your letter of consent and stating that your consent is subject to approving the property, alternatively, you can use the template consent form.  

What is needed for approval in principle