Is Your IT Company Concerned About the UKVI Compliance Inspection?

Some of the facts:

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has increased the number of announced and unannounced compliance inspections to Tier 2 Sponsor Licence holders; These inspections can reveal a variety of non-compliance issues that can lead to suspension/revocation of your Sponsor Licence; IT companies face unique compliance challenges when they have sponsored workers on third party contracts; If you lose your Sponsor Licence, you may lose your entire foreign sponsored workforce. You may face criminal charges, heavy fines if you get caught for employing illegal workers;

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    How UK IT Companies Can Survive a Home Office Sponsor Licence Inspection Visit

    How Tech Companies Can Survive a Home Office Sponsor Licence Inspection Visit

    Home Office inspection visit to Tier 2 Sponsor Licence holders can lead to the devastating situation. Innovative companies such as those in the IT sector have enough to do to ensure they can compete and scale; the last thing they need is to worry about unannounced Home Office audits to check for Sponsor Licence holder…

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    Tier 2 Sponsor License Guidance
    Intro to Sponsor Licence

    Compliance duties, reporting, record keeping, and renewals.

    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

    5 Out of 5 Star
    GNL gave AY&J Solicitors 5 stars via @Trustpilot

    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.

    5 Out of 5 Star
    NanoIT Solutions Ltd gave AY&J Solicitors 5 stars via @Trustpilot

    A Y & J Solicitors has helped us great deal recently for us to retain our ‘A’ rating Tier 2 sponsor licence. They made all easy for us and we passed our audit with the Home office with flying colours. Being an IT company with Tier 2 Sponsor licence, we were blown away by the complex processes and policies to be implemented to be 100% compliant with the latest Home office’s requirement of Tier 2 sponsorship. It is hard to figure out as to what was enough and correct. It was very stressful to monitor Tier 2 migrants & specially the arrangement of the sponsored workers working at client site on ‘client contract’. A word of warning to other likewise companies, please do not take it easy. There is a lot for the Tier 2 compliance which you do not know that you really “do not know”. So in this case you need a specialist to make you understand first what you “do not know” then help you to fix that. If you are a company with a Tier 2 sponsor licence and want complete peace of mind maintaining your Tier 2 licence and retaining your NON-EU skilled staff then A Y & J Solicitors is the company to go to. They simply do not work as a consultant for me but they literally owned my problem. I cannot ask more than this. Thank you so much and my best wishes to A Y & J Solicitors. I have referred few of my acquaintances to A Y & J Solicitors for their ‘Tier 2 compliance audit’. We at NanoIT Solutions highly recommend A Y & J Solicitors, working with the team has been fantastic experience.

    5 Out of 5 Star
    Sanchit gave AY&J Solicitors 5 stars via @Trustpilot

    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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    Sponsor Licence Compliance Visits

    Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Compliance Home Office Visits to Retail / Restaurant Business As political pressure to crack down on illegal workers increases, the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is sending out more compliance officers to conduct inspection on retail, restaurants, and e-commerce and other businesses with Tier 2 Sponsor Licences. Many of these inspections…