Our expert immigration lawyers were recently instructed to assist in the preparation and submission of a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence application for a UK start-up company. The UK company, which had been operating in the UK for less than 6 months on the date of the application, wished to acquire the services of a highly skilled worker from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).
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 migrant workers within their organisation. Obtaining a Sponsor Licence is far from a 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 July this year, revealed that altogether there were 28,302 employers on the sponsor register on 30 June 2014 which was 6% more than on 1 July 2013 (26,627). This means that there is a steady increase of organisations being granted permission to hire non-EU migrants.
Obtaining a UK Business Sponsor Licence
In this case, our client, was a UK based start-up company which had been operating for less than 18 months at the time they approached our immigration lawyers for advice. Despite being registered with Companies House for a short while, the Home Office still required certain documentation from the company to show that they were suitable and eligible to become a sponsor.
In situations such as these, the Home Office understands that start-up companies may not be able to provide certain documents that more established businesses are able to but they still require the necessary documents so they can carry out their checks. Our immigration lawyers who are regularly instructed by UK companies, were quick to advise the company on what documentation needed to accompany the application and in doing so were able to ensure a successful result.
Contact us for successful Tier 2 UK Sponsorship Licence applications
Our team of experienced and professionally qualified solicitors and barristers will be able to guide you through the 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 free telephone assessment and free case assessment even if you wish to consider other advisers.
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