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This video is about Sponsor Licence Application Refusal.

The Home Office refuses Sponsor Licence applications for two main reasons.

The first reason —and less devastating—is if you’ve submitted an incomplete application. You may have missed documents, or not completed part of the application. If this is the case, they will refund the application fee, and you can reapply without restriction. This type of refusal is easily avoided with some expert help and due diligence, although it will still cost you the time needed to reapply and receive approval.

Second reason, if your application is refused because The Home Office questions the integrity of your claim, the result is much more serious. You will not receive a refund, and you will be barred from reapplying for six months. This can seriously impact operations, especially if you have a candidate you need to hire promptly.

There are four areas where this refusal occurs.

1. You have failed to show a genuine need for Non-EU skilled workers.

2. You did not pass a Home Office compliance officer’s on-site visit.

3. You listed support staff in your application that had questionable character or were not legitimate employees.

4. You did not show an ability to maintain compliance as a Sponsor.

These areas must be addressed in full before applying again. As always, the best defense is to have a strong and complete application.

If you require more information/assistance in relation to Sponsor Licence application, then please get in touch. Our contact details are at the bottom of this video and we are happy to help. Thank you.

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Many UK companies cannot fill critical positions unless they are able to hire skilled foreign workers and the only way to hire these workers is to first receive a Sponsor Licence; One of the most common reasons for refusal of an application is genuine vacancy—when Home Office determines a business does not have a genuine need for foreign workers; Applications that have been refused in error may be challenged through the Review / Pre Licence Error Correction process; The Pre Licence Error Correction application benefits from the assistance of an experienced immigration lawyer, the right information, good documentation, and an appropriate tone for all communications;

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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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