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HAS YOUR COMPANY RECEIVED AN E-MAIL NOTIFICATION FROM THE UKVI ADVISING THAT YOUR SPONSOR LICENCE WILL EXPIRE SHORTLY?

Posted by: Gherson Immigration

HAS YOUR COMPANY RECEIVED AN E-MAIL NOTIFICATION FROM THE UKVI ADVISING THAT YOUR SPONSOR LICENCE WILL EXPIRE SHORTLY?

If so, we recommend that you take the necessary steps to renew your license for a further four-year period sooner rather than later given the current backlog being experienced at the Sponsor License Unit.

The renewal of your Tier 2 Sponsor License can be arranged via your Sponsor Management System, where you can also check your sponsor license details using the ‘License summary’ function to ensure your details are up to date. Whilst this is a fairly straight forward process the request to renew a Sponsor License more often than not triggers an audit from the Compliance Team at the Sponsor License Unit, particularly if you have not been subject to an audit within the past four year period.

During such a visit, a Compliance Officer will review your personnel files and HR systems to ensure correct documentation is being retained by you. The officer will also assess whether your HR processes and procedures are robust enough to track and monitor sponsored employees, among other areas of compliance.

In advance of renewing your Tier 2 Sponsor License, a review of your HR processes and procedures is therefore highly recommended to ensure that you remain fully compliant with your sponsor duties.

Failure to renew a sponsor license before its expiry means your Sponsor License will expire resulting in your business no longer being able to sponsor or continue to sponsor migrant workers.

Gherson is able to attend at your offices in order to undertake a mock audit and advise fully in order to ensure your compliance with the UKVI Sponsor License rules.  For further assistance please contact us.

 

The information in this blog is for general information purposes only and does not purport to be comprehensive or to provide legal advice. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information and law is current as of the date of publication it should be stressed that, due to the passage of time, this does not necessarily reflect the present legal position. Gherson accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in this blog. For formal advice on the current law please don’t hesitate to contact Gherson. Legal advice is only provided pursuant to a written agreement, identified as such, and signed by the client and by or on behalf of Gherson.

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