For employers seeking to hire overseas nationals without settled worker status or existing work authorization in the UK, a sponsor license application to the Home Office is necessary. The type of application depends on the immigration route the worker intends to be sponsored under, with each type having distinct requirements. Notably, most EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals who arrived in the UK after 31 December 2020 also require sponsorship to work in the country. At WPC Lawyers, we specialize in guiding employers through the sponsor license process to facilitate seamless recruitment of talented international workers.
At WPC Lawyers, we understand the importance of Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) in the immigration process. These electronic records are essential for each migrant worker you employ. Each CoS comes with a unique reference number, enabling the applicant worker to apply for the appropriate visa. Our experienced team can assist you in managing and assigning CoS to ensure a smooth and compliant hiring process for your international workforce.
At WPC Lawyers, we understand the importance of compliance for sponsor licence holders. The Home Office conducts inspections to verify the accuracy of your application and ensure you are meeting your responsibilities as a licensed sponsor. As experienced immigration barristers, we can conduct a thorough immigration audit of your business to help you prepare for the Home Office inspection. Our goal is to ensure that your sponsor licence remains valid and that your business continues to meet all necessary requirements. Let us assist you in navigating the complexities of sponsor licence compliance with confidence.
Our Sponsor Licences are granted for an initial period of 4 years, and if you wish to continue sponsoring migrants, you can easily renew your licence before it expires. The successful renewal will extend your sponsor licence for an additional 4 years. With WPC Lawyers, you can confidently manage your sponsor licence requirements.
At WPC Lawyers, once the Home Office has made a decision on your sponsor licence application, you will be promptly informed whether it has been approved or refused. While there is no right of appeal for a sponsor licence refusal, we can explore other potential remedies to challenge such decisions and ensure you have the best possible options. Trust our expertise in handling sponsor licence matters.
If UK Visas and Immigration suspects any breach of your sponsorship duties or perceives you as a potential threat to immigration control, your sponsor licence may be suspended temporarily while further enquiries are conducted. We understand the importance of compliance and can assist you in navigating through such situations to protect your sponsor licence. Trust our experienced team to handle sponsor licence matters effectively.
In case UK Visas and Immigration determines that you are significantly failing to fulfill your sponsor duties or cease operating in the UK, your sponsor licence will be revoked. We understand the importance of compliance and can help you ensure that you meet all your sponsor obligations to maintain your licence. Trust our experienced team to provide expert guidance and support for your sponsor licence matters.
As a UK employer, it is essential to ensure that you do not employ illegal workers. Conducting thorough document checks is crucial to safeguarding your business from potential civil penalties or prosecution. Our team at WPC Lawyers can provide expert guidance on proper document verification procedures, helping you maintain compliance with the law and protect your business from legal consequences. Trust us to support you in meeting your obligations as an employer.