The sponsor licence scheme is ideal for businesses that wish to employ individuals from
outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) in order to work for them in the UK. If you
wish to employ someone, you must demonstrate that you have legitimate vacancies within
your business or organisation available for a skilled worker from outside the EEA.
Officials from the Home office are likely to conduct an audit visit in order to ensure that you are keeping up with your responsibilities as a sponsor, therefore it is crucial that you have a place of business.
In addition, you as the employer must have an appropriate compliance system in place within your organisation so that you can manage and monitor your sponsored worker’s activity.
If you have any unspent convictions for immigration or certain other offences such as fraud or money laundering, your organisation will not be eligible for the sponsor licence.
If you are successful, you will be added to the Register of sponsors as an A-grade sponsor for employers and Highly Skilled for educational institutions. Your organisation will be able to issue certificates of sponsorship - for employers and a confirmation of acceptance as a student - for educational institutions.
However, failure to keep up with your responsibilities may result in being downgraded. This means you will not be able to issue new certificates. However, existing certificates will remain valid and can possibly still be renewed.
We understand that the Sponsor Licence scheme can be complicated. If you wish to apply for this licence or unsure about anything, please contact us and one of our expert advisers will get back to you.
Refusals can be a frustrating, perplexing and an upsetting experience. Sponsor licence application refusals are a regular occurrence due to incorrect advice or by not supplying the correct documents. It is important to make sure that every legal advice is tailored specifically to your needs and circumstances and all evidences has been presented in the correct format.
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