Our expert immigration lawyers were recently instructed to assist in the preparation and submission of a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Application for a highly respected UK Technology company. The Company, which had been operating in the UK for several years, wished to acquire the services of a highly skilled worker from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). After receiving the Applicant’s instructions in an initial consultation with our expert business immigration lawyer, we were instructed to make a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Application on behalf of the Applicant along with legal representations.
Within a month of submitting the online Sponsor Licence Application and sending the Home Office detailed legal representations accompanied with the relevant supporting documents, our business immigration solicitors received news that the company had been successfully listed on the Home Office’s Tier 2 Sponsor Register.
UK Sponsor Licence for Employers
The Tier 2 Sponsor Licence allows UK businesses to employ non-EEA migrant workers within their organisation. Obtaining a Sponsor Licence is a far from straightforward process and involves referencing not only the current UK immigration laws but also the Home Office’s supplementary guidance notes which can be quite complex.
Statistics released by the Home Office in November last year, revealed that altogether there were 29,361 employers on the Sponsor Register on 1 October 2015 which was 4% more than on 30 September (28,873). This means that there is a steady increase of organisations being granted permission to hire non-EEA migrants.
Obtaining a UK Business Sponsor Licence
In this case, our client was a UK based company which had been operating for several years in a highly technical and somewhat niche field. The company needed to recruit the services of a highly skilled specialist worker from outside the EEA area and they approached our immigration lawyers for advice. Under the current UK Immigration Rules companies must normally complete a Resident Labour Market Test unless the job vacancy is on the UK’s ‘Shortage Occupation List’. The Resident Labour Market Test requires employers to advertise a position in the UK in certain prescribed ways to provide evidence to the Home Office that there is no suitable worker already within the UK workforce who could do the job.
Our immigration lawyers, who are regularly instructed by UK companies, were quick to advise the company on navigating the rules and the documentation needed to accompany the application and in doing so were able to ensure a successful result.
Contact us for successful Tier 2 UK Sponsor Licence applications
Our team of experienced and professionally qualified solicitors and barristers will be able to guide you through the Tier 2 UK Sponsorship Licence applications process step by step and limit the possibility of failure by complying with the strict letter of the law. Please always call us for a telephone case assessment even if you wish to consider other advisers.
Our Immigration Experts are able to give specialist legal information and advice in this area of law. To contact one of our Immigration Solicitors or Immigration Barristers please complete our legal case assessment form and we will get in touch or call us now 02071830570 on for a telephone case assessment.