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If your organisation wishes to hire from overseas and the candidate is not British or settled in the UK, you will need to obtain a Sponsor Licence. From January 2021 you will also need to have a sponsor licence to hire certain EEA nationals. Get in touch, for your sponsor licence quote.
The process of applying for and then maintaining a sponsor license is an ongoing commitment for your business. You will need to be aware of the rules and regulations surrounding the sponsor licence and sponsorship of an international worker. There are numerous duties that a sponsor licence holder needs to be aware of. By engaging RVS Solicitors, you can focus on running your organisation while we take care Sponsor Licence matters on your behalf.
We understand that your ability to recruit talent from overseas is vital to ensure your business can operate and expand on a global/international scale. With the UK’s departure from the EU and the subsequent end to the Free Movement, this has become even more important. Our team, comprising of the best immigration lawyers in the UK, specialise in sponsor licences and will ensure that your needs are taken care of.
Business sectors including finance, tech (and fintech), education, engineering, construction, hospitality, and retail are all heavily reliant on the recruitment of skilled staff. As such, it is essential that sponsoring employers not only have the necessary Work Visa Sponsor License, but they maintain it. Any interruption in the ability to recruit talent due to non-compliance with Sponsor Licence duties and responsibilities can have significant implications for day to day business operations.
To maintain compliance, Sponsor Licence holders must meet strict Home Office obligations. A breach of compliance can result in your Sponsor Licence being downgraded, suspended and/or revoked. In addition, organisations can face large fines and prison sentences may be handed down to owners and those in senior positions. This is why it is absolutely vital for your business to remain on top of its sponsorship duties, as well as relevant immigration rules.