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Yes. The Worker Sponsor Licence was formerly referred to as the Tier 2 Sponsor Licence. The Tier 2 General Work Visa was also replaced by the Skilled Worker Visa. Contact us today if you’re looking for help with a Skilled Worker Sponsor licence (that has been suspended or revoked).
Following a compliance visit from the Home Office, concerns may be expressed by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). These concerns may result in a down-graded licence, suspension, or revocation of a licence. The most common concerns result from improper or non-existent Resident Labour Market Tests (RLMT) when they were required, poor record keeping and reporting, insufficient recruitment practices, or poor HR policies and procedures that are required in order to comply with one’s sponsorship duties.
An organisation’s Sponsor Licence can be suspended (Tier 2 Sponsor Licence suspended) if UKVI has concerns that a sponsor may be breaching their sponsor duties or otherwise poses a threat to immigration control, and a mandatory revocation ground does not apply.
The reasons for the Sponsor Licence suspension will be issued in writing, and you will have a chance to respond. UKVI may decide to investigate the matter further. If a suspension letter is issued, you will still be provided with an opportunity to respond to the reasons for the suspension.
If you receive a suspension notice, contact us immediately. Our lawyers will review the contents of the notice and provide expert advice as to how you should respond.
A Sponsor Licence can be revoked (Tier 2 Sponsorship cancelled) in response to a breach that is listed as a mandatory ground for revocation and/or a severe compliance breach.
Where a discretionary reason for revocation applies, the Home Office may first suspend the licence and provide the opportunity for your organisation to respond to the UKVI’s concerns before deciding whether to revoke it. If a sponsor’s licence is revoked, the organisation will not be able to apply for a new licence until 12 months have passed since the date of the revocation letter.
The Home Office requires licensed sponsors to meet and maintain certain obligations throughout the period of their Sponsor Licence. In the event the Home Office believes and finds that you have failed your duties as a sponsor, a decision may be made to suspend your Sponsor Licence.
Should your organisation’s Sponsor Licence be suspended, you will not be able to assign Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) under any categories. As part of the Home Office procedure, your company will also be removed from the register of sponsors during the suspension period.
Despite your Sponsor Licence being suspended, your company must continue to meet its sponsorship duties. In the event your company’s Sponsor Licence is due for renewal during the suspension time, the Authorising Officer should make the renewal application online using the Sponsor Licence Management System.
The status of your company’s sponsored workers currently working for your organisation will not be affected when your Sponsor Licence is suspended unless the Home Office decides to revoke your Sponsor Licence.
In the event your organisation fails to address the issues listed in the suspension letter and your licence is revoked, your organisation is no longer able to offer sponsorship to overseas workers. Furthermore, following the revocation of your company’s Sponsor Licence, the Home Office will curtail the leave given to the migrant workers who are currently working for your organisation. The sponsored migrant workers will normally have their leave curtailed to 60 calendar days. If they have fewer days than this remaining on their visas, such action will not take place.
You will lose your sponsored migrant workers, and they will either have to find another sponsor to sponsor them, make another visa application in the UK, or leave the UK.
Organisations that have had their Sponsor Licence suspended (Tier 2 Sponsor Licence suspended) have 20 working days to respond to a notice from the Home Office.
A Sponsor Licence can be mandatorily revoked (Tier 2 Sponsorship cancelled) if the sponsor:
Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Get in touch with us today if you have additional questions.
If you fail to respond to the suspension letter within 20 working days, your company’s Sponsor Licence will be revoked (Tier 2 Sponsorship cancelled).
There is no right to appeal against a decision to revoke a Sponsor Licence, and as a sponsor, you will not be able to make a new Sponsor Licence application until the end of the cooling-off period, 12 months from the date the licence was revoked. However, you may be able to challenge the decision via the Judicial Review process should there be merits.
At A Y & J Solicitors, our team has an in-depth understanding of Sponsor Licence suspensions and revocations and achieves an incredibly high success rate for our clients. In each case, we provide clients with excellent customer service and a transparent fee structure with no hidden charges or extra costs. We offer caring service throughout the entire process, from your initial consultation until the decision on your challenge to the sponsor licence suspension/revocation
We can accommodate our clients in a variety of ways, including in-house consultations at our central London office or online/telephone/Skype meetings. Our lawyers also know a handful of international languages, including Hindi & Gujarati, Romanian, Albanian and Italian.
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