If the UK employers and educational providers wish to employ non-EEA migrants and recruit non-EEA migrant students, they must apply to the Home Office for a sponsor licence.
The licensed organisation will be able to issue certificates of sponsorship or study to workers and students, who will then make their own applications.
Sponsorship is required for applicants under the following routes:
- Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)
- Tier 2 (General)
- Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer)
- Tier 2 (Sportsperson)
- Tier 2 (Minister of Religion)
- Tier 4 (General) and (Child)
- Tier 5 (Temporary Workers)
- Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme)
Solidum Solicitors offers advice on managing the entire process from start to finish and assist with the Sponsor Management System. We can take the stress away from employers by our legal services and guide employers to ensure that they remain fully compliant with the stringent regulations at all times and create best practice policy guides for employers, tailored for their individual business needs.
We can advise on adequate records, through the process providing friendly, easy to understand advice on how to apply, your responsibilities, and on how to avoid difficulties with this compulsory scheme. We can also assist your employee with his or her application to the Home Office.
It is an important point that there are civil and criminal penalties for failing to comply with these requirements, and for failing to maintain proper records of all your employees or students.
If your application for a licence has been rejected, Solidum solicitors can examine your original application and advise you on the reapplication process and make recommendations for improvements, ensuring that next time your sponsor licensing application is successful.
For further information, please speak to our team members in the Immigration Department on 02089125241.