Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Compliance Support
Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Compliance Support service can help corporate clients who are not having in-house experts to manage Immigration compliance. At A Y & J Solicitors, we have years of experience in providing immigration support, legal advice on immigration compliance, and managing migration services for employers based in the UK and for those who are relocating to the UK. We are committed to delivering results to our clients. With our main office located in the heart of London, we keep connected to the pulse of UK business immigration needs.
For many sectors, especially hospitality, tech, finance, agriculture, oil & gas, and STEM, being able to recruit talented foreign skilled workers is an essential requirement to grow business and fulfil client expectations. However, managing all the aspects of hiring and retaining these workers is complex and challenging. Our dedicated immigration support service team provide all-encompassing solutions so that your organisation maintains compliance with UK immigration law.
Failure to comply with Home Office Immigration rules and regulations can lead to harsh fines, and the downgrading, suspension or revocation of your Sponsor Licence. This can lead to catastrophic consequences, not only for your business but for migrant employees who may have to leave the UK if they cannot find alternate solution.
How Can an Immigration Lawyer Helps with Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Compliance Support?
Commercial organisations are focused on serving their customers and growing their business. At A Y & J Solicitors, we understand how busy you and your HR team are. Therefore, we have created an exceptional service for business clients, so they can effortlessly keep up to date with immigration law changes. In addition, we can manage Sponsor Management Systems on our clients’ behalf and manage Resident Labour Market Tests.
Our corporate support and solutions include:
- Addressing all queries regarding UKVI guidance, Immigration Rules, Right to Work Checks, Sponsor Licence Management, and Resident Labour Market Tests
- Flexible onsite information sessions with team members discussing high-risk immigration compliance issues.
- Advising on constantly changing UKVI application procedures including UKVI forms, fees, and record-keeping requirements.
Can In-House Immigration Teams Benefit from Our Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Compliance Support?
We support many in-house immigration teams. Regardless of the size or needs of your team, we help key members in understanding and managing compliance. These include:
- Provide compliance support in managing Sponsor Licence
- Bespoke training plans designed to help team members manage compliance issues
- Analysing the strengths and weaknesses of your team’s immigration law knowledge and providing solutions to address any areas highlighted for improvement
- Providing prompt updates on UKVI changes that impact your business
Every member of our team has a high level of commercial acumen. This allows us to create bespoke immigration solutions for your organisation. We understand that the needs of a small business are different than that of a large multi-national. Our team is perfectly placed to assist you, and/or your in-house immigration manage your immigration law compliance.
What Are the Advantages of Utilising Our Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Compliance Support Service?
Our corporate immigration support service provides a complete compliance package, freeing you up from the concern of having to check legal updates and overseeing your record-keeping is up to date.
We offer advice and solutions for all corporate immigration needs, including:
- Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Application, Renewal, Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS), and Points Based System (PBS) requirements for Tier 2 Visas
- Preparations and procedures for Home Office Compliance visits
- Legal assistance in conducting Resident Labour Market Tests (RLMT) and Right to Work checks
- Gaining a clear understanding of UKVI Policy Guidance
The consequences of non-compliance are harsh. By investing in dedicated immigration support service, you can be confident that all you HR policies and procedures are up to date with immigration law. In addition, we can assist you by conducting mock audits every 6-12 months on your HR systems. Therefore, should you receive an unannounced visit from Home Office officials; you will have no need to fear.
Our goal is to take away any concerns our corporate clients have regarding immigration compliance. By doing this, they have freedom to get on with achieving their targets and expanding their organisation.
Our Success Story
A corporate client in the Tech industry regularly employs non-EU skilled workers. The company has an in-house immigration team to handle their immigration requirements. However, this team is now struggling to keep up with UKVI’s changing requirements while trying to process a record number of new employees.
Our Dedicated Immigration Support provided immediate solutions to their growing needs. An initial meeting revealed urgent challenges to maintain compliance and long-term need for improvements to procedures and staff training. With this assistance, they have been successful in overcoming their challenges by developing new procedures that have increased the speed and success of processing new employees and maintaining compliance. We are proud to have received feedback from the in-house team stating the solutions we have provided vastly improved their ability to operate efficiently, and they feel confident in their understanding of UKVI guidance and complex Immigration rules.
This company now enjoys Premium status, which provides them with an enhanced level of support directly from the Home Office. Please read here more success stories of us helping corporates.
The government’s policy is to bring UK net migration down from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands. It is trying to achieve this is by making it harder for businesses to recruit talent from outside the EEA. By making sudden, unannounced Home Office Inspection visits to businesses, the Home Office looks for non-compliance and the ability to suspend or revoke Sponsor Licences to help restrict the number of organisations who can sponsor foreign workers.
Not necessarily. In fact, many controversial immigration law policies are brought in by stealth, to avoid media and business lobby interest. Therefore, it is imperative that you have an experienced law firm dedicated to ensuring you are kept up to date with any changes that may affect your organisation.
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Dedicated Immigration Compliance Support
Many UK companies require foreign skilled workers to meet demand; The Sponsor Licence retention is challenging when it involves an on-site inspection from a Home Office compliance officer; Maintaining a good and effective compliance as a Sponsor Licence holder is complex. It requires a detailed understanding of immigration regulations and prompt action when policies change; Failure to fully comply with all UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) regulations leads to suspensions, revocations, fines, reputation damage, loss of foreign skilled workers, and more; Trying to access and understand the right information about compliance can cost valuable company time and resources.
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Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Compliance Support – Three Reasons Why Your Business Should Have It
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…
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Get Professional Support to Retain Your Tier 2 Sponsor Licence
Company ‘A’ was too busy and missed to follow Sponsor Licence Compliance duties 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…
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Basics – Tier 2 Sponsor Licence
We are a specialised UK immigration law firm.
In this short clip, we will cover the basics about Sponsor Licences.
A Sponsor Licence is a UK government-issued licence that gives an employer permission to hire foreign workers. A foreign worker is anyone who does not have citizenship or residency in the UK, and anyone who is a Non-EU national.
If you hire a foreign worker who is without right to work, you are operating illegally.
There are two sides to sponsorship. On the employer side, you must have a Sponsor Licence, and a Certificate of Sponsorship for each NON-EU worker you hire.
On the NON-EU worker side, they will have a Visa for working in the UK and meet the qualifications for the job.
Holding a Sponsor Licence is an ongoing responsibility. You must always conform to the Home Office’s requirements. These include record keeping, reporting, and ensuring each NON-EU sponsored worker remains legal to work for you. Failing on compliance duties may attract strict actions by the Home Office which includes suspension or revocation of sponsor licence or civil penalty of thousands of pounds if you are employing illegal migrants.
If you require legal advice in relation to sponsor licence matter, please contact us today. Our contact details are at the bottom of the video. We are happy to help. Thank you.
A Y & J Solicitors’ Review
We at GNL has pleasure and privilege of having Yash Dubal , Senior Immigration Lawyer of A Y & J Solicitors at our office to discuss Sponsorship duties and have an open forums on multiple of questions we had on UKVI regulations on sponsoring and employing skilled migrant workers. We learnt great deal of critical aspects of Sponsorship responsibilities. We were able to clarify a long list of doubts/questions we had on regulations and sponsorship duties. Yash is very professional and he attended to every question we had regarding UKVI regulation with great detail and care. His attention to detail, focus, in-depth understanding of regulations and implications are without any parallels available in this industry. We feel privileged to have spent the day with him at our office and are looking forward to have future engagement with him. We recommend A Y & J Solicitors service to anyone who wish to sponsor skilled migrant workers in the UK.
A sigh of relief after Tier 2 sponsor licence restored. The day our Tier 2 sponsor licence was revoked, we had a nightmare as to how we would keep up with our Non EU skilled staff within our business. We were very fortunate to have engaged A Y & J Solicitors as our lawyers to help us with the Tier 2 sponsor licence revocation. Initially, it appeared that the job would be impossible as the Home office had prepared very strong revocation letter but with A Y & J Solicitors expert help we have our Tier 2 sponsor licence back. Our NON-EU skilled work force have been saved. They know their job well and we would recommend them to all employers and businesses who require legal assistance in relation to their NON-EU skilled staff and Tier 2 matters.
I approached A Y & J Solicitors after a visit from the UKBA. The service I received from them was highly efficient and professional. The level of expertise, was a notch above all the other companies I had used. I have had a positive result from our representations to the UKBA allowing me to keep my Non resident labour. I cannot thank them enough for their service. I would highly recommend to anyone who would like a review of their Sponsor Compliance etc.