Securing a Tier 2 Sponsorship License and continually ensuring Immigration compliance can be an expensive and time consuming matter. If you are planning to sponsor 10+ workers the time and expense may be worthwhile, however if you need unique skill and experience combinations for shorter periods of time other options may be better.
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The UK Border Agency assigns Tier 2 Licensed Employers a rating based on their compliance with Tier 2 rules and processes. ‘A-Rated’ License Holders have no evidence of abuse and comply with all necessary Tier 2 systems, ‘B-Rated’ License Holders have been found to lack adequate systems to maintain compliance.
If you secure a Tier 2 Sponsorship License with the UK Border Agency you will be required to meet a number of ongoing Sponsorship Duties. This guide is a summary, and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you do not meet these duties you may find that your license is downgraded or cancelled.
A Certificate of Sponsorship is the all important electronic document that a Tier 2 Licensed Employer must issue to a prospective migrant in order to allow him or her to gain a Tier 2 General Visa in respect of the company. An individual cannot apply for a Tier 2 General visa until he or she […]
If you are planning to sponsor a Non EEA worker on a Tier 2 General Visa the chances are that you will first have to complete a Resident Labour Market Test in order to prove that you cannot find any settled workers.
If a role is listed on the UK Border Agency’s Shortage Occupation list it means that an employer does not need to conduct a resident labour market test and can simply move to assign a Certificate of Sponsorship immediately.
In order to employ an individual on a Tier 2 General visa you must make sure that the role meets the conditions of the relevant Code of Practice / Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code.
In order to sponsor an individual on a Tier 2 General visa your company must hold a Tier 2 Sponsorship License with the UK Border Agency (UKBA). To gain a license an application must be submitted which shows that you are a genuine organisation with suitable HR systems to ensure Immigration compliance.
Is your company looking to become Tier 2 Licensed with the UK Border Agency? Do you need professional advice, guidance and solutions? If so Commonwealth Contractors can help!