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Sponsor Licence & Tier 2/4/5

If your business wants to employ non-EEA workers in the United Kingdom, you will need to obtain a Tier 2 sponsor licence from the Home Office.

Similarly, if you are an education establishment who wants to educate migrants, you must also obtain a sponsor licence.

The Home Office assess your organisation and structure to determine your suitability as a business/educator to sponsor migrants in the UK and be capable of meeting the stringent reporting requirements expected from registered sponsors.

The process of applying for a sponsor licence can be challenging.   The Home Office will undertake routine audits of the human resource systems used in your organisation.    The Home Office can revoke or downgrade your licence for non compliance with your duties.  Maintaining compliance with sponsor duties is critical.

How we can help

Our service is personalised and our team is ready to assist your company with preparing for your sponsor licence application.  We will also ensure that the right human resources systems are in place to comply with your ongoing Tier 2 sponsorship duties.  Our strong relationship with the UKV&I Sponsor Licensing Unit enable us to effectively manage the progress of your licence application.  Our applications are normally considered within the processing timelines.

A failure to comply with your sponsor duties should not be overlooked, as it can have huge ramifications for your business and your employees.

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Clients of Herrington Carmichael LLP ‘always receive a consistently high level of service’ from the immigration team, which is praised for its ‘excellent knowledge of immigration law and the procedures and processes behind it, ensuring that all avenues are considered so as to mitigate against any risks’. Headed by Imelda Reddington (who is ‘highly regarded in the field of immigration law’), the practice has cultivated a firm following among employers nationwide, who regularly instruct the firm on licence application compliance, Brexit-related immigration issues, and ongoing compliance with sponsor duties and recruitment of migrant workers, among other matters.

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