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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.
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You should be able to demonstrate that you have a bona fide business actively trading in the United Kingdom; You should be able to explain, and evidence why do you require a Sponsor Licence. This is where most Applicants are failing to evidence the need of a Sponsor Licence; You should have conducted a Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT), meeting all the requirements as per the Appendix D; You should have a HR system in place that is compliant with the UKVI Rules and Regulations for the Sponsor Licence Holders; You must submit at least 4 mandatory documents with your Sponsor Licence Application. Failure to ensure that your application is incomplete or with missing documents will attract a refusal of your Sponsor Licence Application and six months cooling o period will be applied.
Obtaining a Sponsor Licence can be the key to a competitive business edge. It affords employers the opportunity to hire skilled Non-EEA workers for critical positions in the company and can ensure the rapid growth and development of your company. In certain industries, the ability to recruit talent from all over the world, is crucial,…
Sponsor Licence is a privilege, which carries great responsibility and not a right, therefore knowing what the process of Sponsor Licence entails it is important and helpful to those companies considering an application for Sponsor Licence. When applying for a Sponsor Licence, it is advisable to have a pre-audit meeting with one of our experts…
Our Tier 2 Sponsor Licence application was successful in just 3 weeks. We received extremely professional and helpful service throughout our engagement. A Y & J Solicitors advised us correctly, and at the end, we achieved a great positive result. Many thanks again Yash/Sok Wei and Team for all your support. I would recommend A Y & J Solicitors very highly !!!
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 Y & J Solicitors has helped us great deal recently for us to retain our ‘A’ rating Tier 2 sponsor licence. They made all easy for us and we passed our audit with the Home office with flying colours. Being an IT company with Tier 2 Sponsor licence, we were blown away by the complex processes and policies to be implemented to be 100% compliant with the latest Home office’s requirement of Tier 2 sponsorship. It is hard to figure out as to what was enough and correct. It was very stressful to monitor Tier 2 migrants & specially the arrangement of the sponsored workers working at client site on ‘client contract’. A word of warning to other likewise companies, please do not take it easy. There is a lot for the Tier 2 compliance which you do not know that you really “do not know”. So in this case you need a specialist to make you understand first what you “do not know” then help you to fix that. If you are a company with a Tier 2 sponsor licence and want complete peace of mind maintaining your Tier 2 licence and retaining your NON-EU skilled staff then A Y & J Solicitors is the company to go to. They simply do not work as a consultant for me but they literally owned my problem. I cannot ask more than this. Thank you so much and my best wishes to A Y & J Solicitors. I have referred few of my acquaintances to A Y & J Solicitors for their ‘Tier 2 compliance audit’. We at NanoIT Solutions highly recommend A Y & J Solicitors, working with the team has been fantastic experience.