Successful application for Tier 2 sponsorship licence
Earlier this month one of our clients was granted a Tier 2 visa licence which they sought in order to employ a foreign national who, at the time, was studying for his master's degree at Salford University.
What was the case?
A representative of the company who offered a job to the masters student approached our immigration solicitor Shayheda Butt in July this year.
Shayheda willingly accepted the case, and offered the client advice on how to apply for a Tier 2 visa licence which would - if accepted - allow the company to employ the student.
Shayheda advised the client that they will need to follow the below steps:
- Check if the business they work for is eligible to apply for a Tier 2 visa
- Choose the type of licence they want to apply for – this depends on what type of worker they want to sponsor
- Decide who in the business will manage the sponsorship
- Apply online and pay the visa licence fee
Since he was studying at Salford University, the person the company wished to employ was currently living in the UK on a student visa. This visa type would not be valid if the student were to take the company up on their job offer, which is why the company approached Shayheda for guidance.
For the visa licence application the company provided a large amount of evidentiary documents, including original certificates of incorporation and registration, bank statements, original HMRC letters, copies of insurance policies, letters from accountants and detailed information about the company.
The company provided ample evidence and reasons why they chose to recruit their applicant, so the visa licence application was approved on the 15th of November 2018.
A great result - the company can now sponsor the employee for a work visa.
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