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Today, I am going to talk about our Case Study on a Sponsor Licence Application.

A well reputed London based Architecture firm was looking to sponsor a NON-EEA Tier 4 student who was working for the company part time. The firm wished to employ him on a permanent basis because the firm was concerned that it could not continue the project they took on or they could not take on new projects as the skills that Non-EU national employee had were rare.

The Firm had to obtain a Sponsor Licence to sponsor this NON-EU skilled staff. They were concerned about the time line, process and compliance obtaining Sponsor Licence.

Now, before we discuss as to how we helped this company let me highlight few general points for the company obtaining Sponsor Licence.

The majority of Sponsors are facing great difficulties when sponsoring Tier 4(General) students, despite the fact that they are exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT). Most of the Sponsors when applying for licence, they cannot outline the reasons as to why their Tier 4 candidate if best to fill in the position they require within their company, and as a result, they fail to satisfy that they have a genuine vacancy. Most of the Sponsors receive compliance visits from the Home Office and further enquirie, and few of them manage to pass the Home Office rigorous assessment without legal advice. Therefore, if a Sponsor fails to satisfy the compliance officer of an adequate HR system and a genuine vacancy then their application will be refused and a cooling off period of 6 months would apply to them, this means company cannot reapply for next six months.

So, the Architecture firm who was looking to take on board a Tier 4 (General) Student – a skilled architect, engaged our services.We assisted with the preparation of their Sponsor Licence Application and helped them to refine their HR system to be compliant, should a Home Office visit ever occur. Within less than two months from the submission of their Sponsor Licence Application, The company received Licence WITHOUT the Home Office visiting their premises or requesting for further evidence.

Having received our assistance, Architecture firm retained the non-eu skilled staff to continue the current and any future projects.

We have multiple success obtaining Tier 2 Sponsor Licence for small to large organisations.

We can help you too. If you need our advice/assistance, please get in touch. Our contact details are at the bottom of the video. We are happy to help. Thank you.

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Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Guidance – How to Apply?

How can your business obtain a Sponsor Licence?
Here are few of the steps you should be aware when considering of applying for a Sponsor Licence:

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.

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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.

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