Mr H had an established UK company holding a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). The company sponsored only one migrant from a non-EU country who played a very crucial role in this small company, as they worked in a specialised industry. The sponsored migrant was in the UK with her family, all on limited leave to remain visas.
The company changed the trading address, and as part of their Tier 2 sponsorship duties, UKVI must be informed of this change. Mr H was not aware of this requirement, however, he later decided to inform UKVI of the new company’s address so that all stakeholders involved with the company were aware of it.
Following the updates submitted by Mr H via the System Management System (SMS), UKVI wrote to Mr H reminding him of his duty to keep UKVI updated on such matters and requested for him to provide the original documents confirming the new business address. Mr H failed to reply to the multiple requests made by UKVI.
He then received a letter from UKVI that his company’s sponsor licence had been suspended, alleging him of failing to comply with the Sponsor Licence duties, and allowed him 20 working days to make representations and provide the documents required.
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It dawned on Mr H that his failure to provide the documents meant that he could not keep the sponsored migrant worker anymore. This employee was a valuable asset to the company and his failure had directly impacted the employee who gave 100% to the company. The employee did nothing wrong, and it was her and her family that would be affected by the decision.
Mr H sought legal advice from A Y & J Solicitors how to overcome this major problem and have the Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Reinstated. Various Immigration lawyers advised Mr H that he had no prospect of challenging the revocation decision as he had failed to provide the information requested by UKVI on numerous occasions.
Our Immigration experts have an excellent track record of helping those companies in need to return on the UKVI Tier 2 Sponsor Licence list. Following the preparation and submission of our legal representations and communication with the Sponsor Licence Team, UKVI agreed to reconsider the revocation decision, and under exceptional circumstances, UKVI re-instated the sponsor licence of Mr H’s company.