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A Y & J Solicitors Helps A UK IT Company Hire Non-EU Software Expert By Securing Tier 2 Sponsor Licence

On July 25, 2019 | In Tier 2 Sponsor Licence | By A Y & J Solicitors

Company D is an IT software company specialising in solutions for the banking sector.

While the company only had one employee (as a contracting vehicle for the Director), they had been developing a new data pricing service for use in over-the-counter derivative transactions.

To complete the development project, the company required a niche set of skills and sought to recruit a software specialist from the resident labour market.  Unfortunately, finding a suitable settled worker proved unsuccessful therefore the company looked outside of the EEA.  They eventually found a suitable applicant based in India who needed a Tier 2 (General) visa to work in the UK.

Company D was not licensed by the Home Office to sponsor non-EEA workers, and they knew very little about the process of obtaining a Sponsor Licence and the concomitant obligations/compliance.

In addition, we know from experience that Small IT companies applying for Type 2 visas from the Home Office are often subject to a Pre-Licence Audit, which can drastically slow down the application process and, in some cases, can lead to its refusal.

Under such circumstances, it is essential to prove the need for both the licence and the prospective employee in the clearest possible manner when applying for the visa.

How Did A Y & J Solicitors Help Company D Secure a Type 2 (General) Visa?

From the outset, we advised company D on how best to present their case for the need for the Tier 2 licence.

Presenting the best possible case to the Home Office

From the outset, we advised company D on how best to present their case for the need for a Tier 2 licence.  Due to the small size of the company, an HR system to accommodate the Home Office requirements was understandably not in place; which is why we assisted them in implementing one.

Putting in place the necessary documents

We then advised Company D on the documents needed to assist the approval of the licence; including a detailed cover letter stating why such a licence is important for the business.

Furthermore, we ensured that there was no room for doubt in the minds of the Home Office with regards to the genuineness of the vacancy.

Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Approved in Only 10 days

With our help and experience, Company D did not receive a Pre-Licence visit from the Home Office and, instead, received lightning-fast approval of their licence application.

A Y & J Solicitors

A Y & J Solicitors is a multi-award winning, 10+ years experienced, recommended by Legal 500, boutique UK immigration law firm based in Central London. We have been very successful in assisting 4000+ clients, including those who needed Global Talent Visa, Sole Rep visa and Tier 2 Sponsor licence, with a trust rating of 4.9/5 based on 700+ reviews on TrustPilot & Google. The experienced team at A Y & J Solicitors is known for its client focused service, honesty and our ‘In It To Win It’ approach. We consistently deliver results that exceed clients’ expectations by providing expert advice, regular communication, and optimal, individualised results. For every area of individual and business immigration needs, A Y & J Solicitors has a proven track record and is happy to assist you.

Success Story – Sponsor Licence Application