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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…

Tier 2 Sponsor Licence holders who fail to comply with their duties and responsibilities are penalised heavily under the Immigration Law. Sponsor Licence holders can expect announced / unannounced visits by compliance officers who will not hesitate to downgrade, suspend, or revoke an organisation’s Sponsor Licence should gaps in compliance be found. One sector which…

Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Renewal should be done at least within 3 months before it is expired. After all the work and preparation needed to obtain a Tier 2 and 5 Sponsor Licence, it can be disconcerting for employers or HR directors to discover they must renew their Sponsor Licence after four years. At A Y…

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