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We will cover the basics about Sponsor Licence Compliance duties in this video.
It’s essential that every Sponsor Licence holder remains in full compliance with all the Home Office requirements. It falls on each organisation to know the rules and follow them. The job of the Home Office is to enforce this, with severe consequences for those who fail.
Within each organisation there must be one individual who takes the responsibility for compliance. This person must be an employee or office holder and is given the title of Authorizing Officer. While the Authorizing Officer must have a general understanding of compliance operations, they do not need to be the one to carry out daily compliance activities.
Depending on the size of the organisation, Sponsor Licence compliance actions may be done by one person, or may fall to an HR department. All reporting to the Home Office is done by the Sponsor Management System, or SMS. At least one person must have level one access to the system.
They must input information and changes about the organisation and all sponsored employees in a timely manner and keep up-to-date on all communications from the Home Office. This person may hold a dual role as the Authorizing Officer in a smaller company, but it is always the Authorizing Officer who has the ultimate responsibility in ensuring that the organisation remains compliant.
It is important to note that the Home Office is very strict in enforcing Immigration Rules & Regulations.
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