In accordance with the immigration points system, those employers from the United Kingdom who would like to hire highly qualified employees from countries outside of the European economic area (EEA) now need to obtain a British sponsorship licence (Sponsorship Licence).
All applications for sponsorship are going thoroughly check in obedience to immigration rules and British International Affairs (Home Office). At the same time, companies applying for a sponsorship licence must confirm that they meet all the necessary requirements for employees. Experienced specialists of Immigration UK, who are explicitly familiar with the entire immigration process, will help you to go through the procedure of obtaining a sponsor’s licence as easily and effectively as possible.
In order to hire qualified employees from other countries outside the European economic area for permanent and temporary work, British companies must have a sponsorship licence issued by the visa immigration service (UKVI). Educational institutions with international students must also obtain such licence. British companies are not allowed to transfer foreign employees to other branches in the UK, renew a valid work visa, or apply for permission to hire employees from countries outside the EEA without a sponsorship licence.
Upon a receiving a sponsorship licence, the company will be assigned a applicable rating (licencerating). This will enable the employer to issue the sponsorship certificates required under the immigration points system to applicants from non-EEA countries to apply for Tier 2 visas. The Sponsorship licence is binding on the licence holder.
The company will have to prove that under the imposed obligations on it by the sponsorship licence are met. The sponsorship licence is initially issued for 4 years. If the company seeks to continue to sponsor a citizen of a country outside the European economic area (EEA), the licence may be renewed.
If the sponsor does not fulfill its obligations, the level of the issued licence may be lowered. In addition, the sponsor’s licence may be paused or even canceled.
The sponsorship licence is initially issued for 4 years and can be extended if the company seeks to continue to sponsor a citizen from another country outside the European economic area (EEA).
The UKVI immigration service can visit the company applying for a sponsorship licence to assess whether the organization meets all the requirements for issuing a sponsorship licence.