In order to recruit and sponsor migrant workers in the UK, the employing organisation shall require a sponsors licence to do so. Only organisations that meet the Home Offices standards toward eligibility and suitable systems to manage their migrant workers will be granted a Sponsors Licence.
What you need to know
To apply for a Sponsor Licence companies must prove that:
- They are a genuine organisation operating lawfully in the UK.
- Their Key Personnel named on the application are honest, dependable and reliable
- They are aware of and capable of carrying out their sponsor duties ie they have appropriate human resources and recruitment systems and practices in place
- They are offering genuine employment that meets the Tier 2 (General) skill level and appropriate rates of pay.
Companies must complete an online application and provide supporting documentation to meet the necessary evidential requirements. This must be supplied within five days of the initial application.
Failure to submit all required documents will result in an application being delayed or rejected and further costs being incurred.
Following the receipt of these documents, the company may then be subject to a compliance visit from the Home Office, who shall assess whether or not to grant the licence.
How GB Immigration can help
As specialists in UK immigration law, at GB Immigration we provide a range of services to help businesses and education providers comply with ever changing Immigration Rules. If you would like to know more about applying for a Sponsors Licence or you wish to discuss your Immigration matter contact us today.