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A sponsor Licence offers the ability to access the global talent pool. However, sponsor licence revocation is equally business-critical with a devastating impact on the business. The Home Office outlines certain duties to be carried out by Sponsored Licence holders throughout the period of its validity. If the Home Office finds the sponsor breaching these…

The UK has always been a popular destination for skilled Indian workers. Every year highly-skilled Indian workers migrate to the UK for better job opportunities, higher salary, standard lifestyle as well as many Indian nationals to visit the country. More than 515,000 Indian nationals received visit visas last year and about 50% of the work…

Many sectors of the British economy, such as hospitality, engineering, and health, rely heavily on talented workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).  To recruit highly skilled employees, employers require a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence to be able to sponsor them.  They must also comply fully with the duties and responsibilities laid down by…

In early December 2018, the UK Government was to publish its long-awaited White Paper on post-Brexit immigration.  It will be the biggest change to immigration law for over a decade and will confirm that after the end of the ‘transition period’, where the UK formally ends free movement, EEA nationals will be treated the same…

Pre-Action Protocol Letter before Claim needs to be sent to the Home Office prior to applying for Judicial Review. Judicial Review may be the only option available to you to get the justice if all other avenues such as Administrative Review and appeals have been exhausted. For some applications like Visitor Visa, Short Term Student…

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….

Tier 2 or 5 Sponsor Licence for some Sports Clubs is business critical. The cricket publication, Wisden, in January 2018 wrote a thought-provoking article regarding concerns that many cricket clubs are now reluctant to hire professional players from overseas. The article explained that if a player has an incorrect visa type for their requirements, and…

Tier 2 Sponsor Licence refusal can have damaging effects on business. If you require a person with a special set of skills to deliver a project or urgently need to recruit talent that is not available in the UK, a Sponsor Licence is a must. Failure to have an application approved may mean you cannot…

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