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one stop 'Licence to Sponsor' and visa applications

Immigration policy remains at the forefront of political debate, with a movement towards the reduction of net migration. Notwithstanding this, given the shortage of qualified resident workers, employers are finding it increasingly vital to fill the skills gap from outside of Europe.

In order to do so, organisations will likely have to apply for a Licence to Sponsor and then, even if successful in obtaining this, the intended recruit will need to score the necessary points and apply for the appropriate visa to be permitted to come and work for you.

The rules are complex and constantly changing; the process is time-­consuming; and responsibility for compliance with onerous obligations has been transferred from UK Visas & Immigration to the employer.

If you do not accurately complete the application process for the appropriate Licence to Sponsor and/or visa, the applications will be rejected and you will lose valuable time and money by having to start the process over again. In addition, employing a migrant worker illegally could result in fines of up to £20,000 and criminal prosecutions, as well as the potential for the UKVI to bar you from recruiting migrant workers indefinitely.

It is therefore important that you get it right and that you get it right first time. With this in mind, we have developed a low cost product to provide you with the support that you need to maximise your chances of obtaining a Licence to Sponsor and the visa that will enable your intended recruit to come to the UK and commence work for you.

How can we help...

We will provide you with peace of mind by:

  • assessing whether or not the individual you want to recruit will be likely to score the requisite points to be able to obtain a visa
  • managing the application for a Licence to Sponsor (to include reviewing the supporting documentation and advising on the correct fee)
  • assisting you in obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship to enable the individual to obtain a visa
  • advising you on the contents of the visa application that the individual will need to make, as well as the visa application process
  • advising you on your obligations to the UKVI to assist you in maintaining your licence and continuing to employ non-EEA nationals.

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