Sponsor License Suspensions
Sponsor licence holders are required by law to meet a number of immigration compliance duties as part of the management of their licence. If the Home Office alleges you have failed to meet these duties, your license may be suspended.
A suspended sponsor licence has the potential to impact your business by affecting your ability to hire non-EEA skilled workers. If you have received formal notification from UKVI that your company’s Tier 2 sponsorship licence is at risk of suspension, your next steps will be business-critical. You will be required to respond to the notification within the given timeframe. It will be important to address the reasons given by the Home Office for the suspension. It is advisable to get an expert Immigration lawyer involved at this stage to determine whether there is a factual error in these grounds or whether it is something that can be challenged with supporting evidence.
City Legal brings substantial experience in advising companies facing sponsor licence suspension & have previously assisted IT Companies, Dental Surgeries etc. We can help employers by :
- Assisting with understanding the grounds for suspension
- Advice on collating the supporting evidence
- Advice on remedial steps to address areas of non-compliance
- Support in engaging with UKVI
- Advice and support in relation to any subsequent follow-up scrutiny such as Home Office site visit
Our team of UK immigration specialists can advise on all compliance and evidentiary requirements critical to a prompt response and minimising the impact of a sponsor licence suspension on your business operations.
If you are looking for assistance in relation to your sponsor license suspension, please call our experience immigration team on 0330 058 3929.