Some of the facts:
The only solution for a UK company needing to hire skilled NON-EU sponsored workers is to become a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence holder. Many financial services companies rely on skilled foreign workers for day-to-day operations; Sponsor Licence holders must remain in full compliance of all UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) regulations at all times. Failure to do so may result in suspension / revocation of licence and ultimately loss of all NON-EU sponsored workers; You may also face criminal charges and heavy fines if get caught for employing illegal workers; Most non-compliance issues are revealed when the UKVI conducts onsite compliance inspection visit. These can be announced or unannounced;
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Accountancy and Financial Services Firms Can Hire from Outside of The EU
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Compliance Audit of a Financial Company Reveals Tier 2 Sponsor Non-Compliance
KP is a company in the Finance Industry regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), and they maintain tight compliance to run their business. They value maintaining compliance with their Tier 2 Sponsorship duties. A Senior Office Manager of KP had read and understood various relevant Policy Guidance of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)…
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Sponsorship Licence Compliance Duties for Sponsor Licence Holders
We are a specialised UK immigration law firm.
I will talk about Sponsor Licence compliance Duties in this video.
As a Sponsor Licence holder you are responsible for complying with your sponsorship duties as set out by the Home Office.
If any rules/regulations change (which is likely) it is your responsibility to keep yourself informed, and act on any changes as needed.
Your sponsorship Licence duties include but not limited to reporting and record keeping.
You should report within a specific deadline significant changes within the company that includes but not limited to ‘change of address’, ‘merger/acquisition’, ‘TUPE transfer’.
You should also report information on sponsored worker such as but not limited to, changes in job title/job duties or salary, change of the work location and certain absences.
You must have a system you use to check your workers can legally work. Each licence holder is responsible for monitoring immigration status and prevent illegal working.
When the time approaches, you must also apply for a renewal of your Sponsor Licence so it remains up-to-date.
We strongly advice businesses to remain complaint with their sponsor licence compliance duties.
If you require legal advice in relation to sponsor licence matter, please contact us today. Our contact details are at the bottom of the video. We are happy to help. Thank you.
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When our company’s sponsorship license been revoked by home office due to the misunderstanding during the compliance visit and flawed judgement, we contacted A Y & J Solicitors to ask help. A Y & J Solicitors then allocate the case to one of their team members Miss Sokwei, she worked very hard from collecting the evidence, to analyse the situation, and to demonstrate them to home office, then finally the license been re-instated. We have really been moved by her working attitude and professional behaviour. Thanks for A Y & J Solicitors help and we strongly recommend them to someone who have the related issues.
A sigh of relief after Tier 2 sponsor licence restored. The day our Tier 2 sponsor licence was revoked, we had a nightmare as to how we would keep up with our Non EU skilled staff within our business. We were very fortunate to have engaged A Y & J Solicitors as our lawyers to help us with the Tier 2 sponsor licence revocation. Initially, it appeared that the job would be impossible as the Home office had prepared very strong revocation letter but with A Y & J Solicitors expert help we have our Tier 2 sponsor licence back. Our NON-EU skilled work force have been saved. They know their job well and we would recommend them to all employers and businesses who require legal assistance in relation to their NON-EU skilled staff and Tier 2 matters.
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We at GNL has pleasure and privilege of having Yash Dubal , Senior Immigration Lawyer of A Y & J Solicitors at our office to discuss Sponsorship duties and have an open forums on multiple of questions we had on UKVI regulations on sponsoring and employing skilled migrant workers. We learnt great deal of critical aspects of Sponsorship responsibilities. We were able to clarify a long list of doubts/questions we had on regulations and sponsorship duties. Yash is very professional and he attended to every question we had regarding UKVI regulation with great detail and care. His attention to detail, focus, in-depth understanding of regulations and implications are without any parallels available in this industry. We feel privileged to have spent the day with him at our office and are looking forward to have future engagement with him. We recommend A Y & J Solicitors service to anyone who wish to sponsor skilled migrant workers in the UK.