A small restaurant secures sponsor licence without a Home Office compliance visit
Ms X founded her restaurant and bar driven by her passion for good quality authentic local cuisine. Her business has grown over the years, largely by word-of-mouth; customers travel far and wide to experience her excellent service and tasty food.
Building the business from scratch, Ms X has completed a successful premises renovation and is now the owner of a vibrant 80 seat restaurant, which, though having been hit by the covid pandemic, is looking forward to a strong recovery.
Ms approached us for guidance to obtain a sponsor licence for her restaurant in order to sponsor a Skilled Chef who would support Ms X to continue the tradition of high-quality food and services.
How did A Y & J Solicitors help the owner and the restaurant?
Ms X has a very busy schedule, balancing work and family life and required dedicated and empathetic assistance to achieve her goals.
A Y & J Solicitors’ team of UK immigration lawyers guided and supported Ms X by walking her through the whole process, advising on all the information and paperwork required, so the application was smooth and effortless.
Since UKVI reserves the right to undertake a compliance visit, we conducted a mock interview and provided detailed feedback. We also carefully advised Ms X on how to maintain HR records in compliance with sponsor rules and prepare for anon-site or remote visit.
Ms X was indeed issued with a “further information request” from her sponsor licence caseworker following the submission of the licence application. Having worked with A Y& J Solicitors closely to prepare her HR folders, she was ready to provide the necessary information and documents to prove her HR compliance, almost instantly and without any stress.
The Home Office was fully satisfied with the information providing support of Ms X’s sponsor licence application. The application was approved in line with standard processing times.
Ms X is delighted with the result and she looking forward to working with us again for assistance with sponsorship plans under the Skilled Worker category.