Some of the facts:
Those who fail to meet all requirements are considered non-compliant and may face suspension/revocation of their licence, loss of their foreign sponsored workforce; You may also face criminal charges and heavy fines if get caught for employing illegal workers; Hotel, retail and ecommerce businesses are especially vulnerable in managing their operations if they are unable to hire foreign workers; UKVI identifies most non-compliance issues through compliance inspection that will either be announced or unannounced; It is important to always be fully prepared for a compliance inspection. Without preparation or knowledge of the UKVI compliance system, the risk of being found non-compliant is high;
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Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Home Office Inspection Visit to Hotel / Restaurant / Retail Houses
Home Office Inspection Visits to Tier 2 Sponsor licence holders are frequent nowadays. It is a matter of concern to the UK hotel, Restaurant, retail and e-commerce industry as they are more reliant than ever on non-EEA staff, and therefore, need to pass their Sponsor Licence audits every time UKVI decides to pay a visit….
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Company C is a leading travel company which has been trading in the UK for over 20 years; providing a high-quality service to a huge variety of groups and individuals visiting the UK from China. These groups comprise High Net Worth Individual and Business delegates. As the company’s targeted market is in China, their staff…
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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.
A Y & J Solicitors’ Review
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.
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.
We are in hospitality industry and hold Tier 2 sponsor licence which has been reinstated after a revocation by the Home office. I must say that A Y & J Solicitors played a vital role as our legal adviser and helped us not only save our highly skilled work force but saved the entire business. I would thank the lawyers at A Y & J Solicitors and would recommend very highly to any business who requires advice/support in relation to Tier 2 sponsor licence matter.
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Sponsor Licence Compliance Visits
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