Your Obligations as a Tier 2 or Tier 5 Visa Sponsor

If you are an employer that holds a sponsor licence for Tier 2 or Tier 5 visa applicants and the Home Office would like to investigate your business premises the top immigration lawyers London advise that you comply and allow the Home Office to carry forth their investigation. If you refuse to do this, then you shall be listed as being un-cooperative which could result in your license being taken away or downgraded.

By possessing a sponsor license, you by default, give the Home Office the right to enter your premises at any time and audit your business documents and activities.

When such an investigation takes place, a Home Office official will be check that the information regarding your business and sponsorship details are accurate and fulfilled correctly. They will check that you can, in fact, offer employment opportunities and that your business is working lawfully within the UK. Moreover, in the process of taking an audit of your business, the Home Office will be interested to see the up to date filed annual returns and accounts and to ensure that none of your directors have had any criminal convictions or that your business is doing anything illegal such as hiring illegal immigrants who have no right to work in the UK. Furthermore, it would be necessary to disclosure even any driving offences to show that you are squeaky clean and have nothing to hide

If your company is found to be breaking regulations and you are not fulfilling your duties properly and are in fact breaching UK immigration law then the Home Office can suspend your license while they investigate you further or totally revoke it if they find you are not complying with UK law.

The best immigration solicitors London state that the Home Office can also, in fact, pay your business a visit before granting you a sponsorship license or just after your application has been refused so also be prepared for that as it can take place without prior notification.

As one of the top immigration law firms UK, Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors can provide you with vital advice if you are a business owner who is thinking of entering the Tier 2 or Tier 5 visa sponsorship scheme. Our team of expert lawyers and solicitors have decades of experience advising business owners alongside applicants for the relevant visa categories and we are confident we can help you with our legal expertise alongside helping you gain your sponsorship license.

Sponsoring migrants on the Tier 2 or Tier 5 visa routes can be tricky and it is advisable to seek legal advice if you are not sure about the current rules in place that can always be subject to change. Furthermore, if you are a new business that is seeking to employ migrants on such visa routes you may be unaware of the minor details that can arise during the application process which if not fulfilled properly could affect your application as a whole.

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