It is imperative that licence holders understand sponsor duties and responsibilities because if compliance is not met, the Home Office can suspend or even revoke your Sponsor Licence.
Sponsorship Management System
It is possible for one person to hold all three positions. The Home Office recommends that the organisations should have more than one Level 1 user to ensure the smooth running of the SMS and that at least one of the Level 1 users is an employee. The other level 1 user can be a UK-based legal representative approved or exempted by the OISC. The businesses who wish to appoint City Legal as a legal representative and fulfill a key personnel role on the SMS may check our retainer packages available. The authorising officer and the organisation is responsible for the actions of all key personnel, including representatives, so it’s important to have confidence in the key personnel that are appointed.
City Legal is qualified to act as a UK based Legal Representative and can fulfil the Key Contact and Level 1 or 2 user roles for any organisation’s SMS under authorisation provided by the OISC under firm reference no. F201400889.
How can we assist?
Our Immigration lawyers at City Legal have immense experience in assisting small businesses and multinational companies in sponsor licence matters including new applications, dealing with suspensions and revocations, HR & Compliance audits with action plans and training, sponsoring migrant workers as well as dealing with day to day sponsor licence obligations.We can offer readily available advice and support to the organisation and can provide cover for a level 1 user in the event of their unexpected absence. We can assist businesses in successfully maintaining their A-rated licence to sponsor ensuring compliance obligations are met.
For a yearly retainer fee, we can act as the organisation’s second level 1 user and/or level 2 user and offer the following:
In addition to the above, we have designed bespoke retainer packages to suit almost all organisation needs on an ongoing basis. We are a multi award winning law firm and pride ourselves in being approachable, innovative and always going that extra mile to make sure our clients receive the individual attention they deserve. We have the privilege of working with some of the most well-known companies in the world. Our Immigration team maintains a high reputation and is committed to provide clear, transparent and reliable advice to our clients.
Frequently Asked Questions
The maximum duration of Tier 2 General visa is upto six years unless an exemption applies. Individuals may apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after spending 5 years under this category, if they meet all other requirements.
The Home Office takes the view that as employers benefit directly from sponsorship, they must play their part in ensuring the system is not abused.