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Sponsor Licence and Compliance

The Business Sponsor Licence visa application process can be a minefield for anyone not completely up to date with the current immigration legislation. At Migra & Co, it’s our business to know and be fully aware of constantly changing legal requirements in order to secure the approval of our clients’ Business Sponsor Licence visa.
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As part of our Tier 2 compliance service we offer UK employers and their Human Resources (HR) departments a full range of corporate immigration and global relocation services, providing flexible and progressive solutions suited to their needs. Our specialists will ensure that your foreign workers are in compliance with the requirements of the new Points Based System.

As part of our corporate service we conduct a thorough assessment of the company and the candidate’s eligibility under the Tier 2 scheme. In addition, we provide the following services:

  1. Accurate advice abut the sponsorship licence process, submission and the documentation required
  2. Comprehensive guidance concerning compliance with the law, along with the sponsor's duties, responsibilities and potential penalties
  3. Assistance with advertising campaigns
  4. Help with follow-up assessments after advertising campaigns
  5. Detailed advice regarding the process, the evidence required for the Leave to Remain and Entry Clearance applications
  6. Preparation and submission of the application on the candidate's behalf
  7. Assistance with miscellaneous immigration concerns.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) are responsible for the issuing of sponsorship licences, rating sponsors as A or B and conducting site visits and audits to monitor and enforce immigration regulations. When successfully registered, a sponsor can apply for a number of Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS), which they can then use for the applicants whom they intend to sponsor. A Certificate of Sponsorship is only an assurance that a potential employee will be able to come to the UK to take up employment with your organisation.  As a sponsor it is essential, therefore, that you establish whether a potential sponsored migrant meets the minimum threshold, as well as the general requirements for Entry Clearance/Leave to Remain set out in the Immigration Rules.

In addition, all employers should retain, and make available to the UKBA officials, all documents relating to sponsored migrants, which could be deemed relevant.  This should include all documentation used in assessing a potential employee’s qualification for a Certificate of Sponsorship, such as evidence of the salary being offered, evidence of the employee’s qualifications, evidence of the employee’s previous employment at an overseas branch of your company and if applicable evidence that the Resident Labour Market Test has been conducted.

Penalties for non-compliance

It is the responsibility of the sponsor to ensure that the conditions of the UK immigration sponsorship licence are continously met. UKBA may carry out checks before or after the licence is issued to ensure that the information provided on the sponsor licence application is an accurate description of the organisation.Civil penalties will be imposed in situations where the law is broken through negligence or inferior employment practices.

Speak to one of our Business Sponsor Licence visa consultants now to discuss your tailor made visa solution. Call us on +44 20 3384 3075.
Migra & Co is a private immigration company, regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), reference number F200900038. This website is not a government website and as such, we are not linked or affiliated with the UK Visas and Immigration. We offer expert legal advice and flexible tailored solutions to both private and corporate clients to ensure that their immigration needs are met. If you wish to download or prepare a UK visa application form, you can do so free of charge by visiting the Official UKVI website.