Sponsorship licences for UK businesses
Our solicitors can help you assess if your business is eligible for a Tier 2 visa sponsorship licence and help you with the application process from start to finish.
Why do businesses need a Tier 2 visa licence?
If you want to recruit employees from overseas, a Tier 2 sponsorship licence is required by law.
You must have this sponsorship licence in place before your international employees move to the UK, as they will need to apply for their Tier 2 visa before they get here.
For your employee to be successful in their visa application they must meet a number of requirements and they must be sponsored by a business with a Tier 2 sponsorship licence in place. This means that if your visa licence is not in place yet, your employee won’t be allowed entry to the UK to work for you.
Benefits of having a Tier 2 visa sponsorship licence
With a sponsorship licence you can employ foreign workers legally under UK law, while you significantly strengthen your international reputation on the recruitment market.
With your Tier 2 visa licence in place you will be able to give your recruits the freedom to move to, and live in the UK for the duration they are employed by you. They can then also bring their dependants with them, including dependant children and their partner, as often they will be here for at least a couple of years.
Any dependants of a Tier 2 visa holder will then also be allowed to work or study with relatively few limitations while they are here in the UK together with your employee.
However, please note that sponsoring someone does not automatically guarantee their right to work here. It is simply the first step.
Sponsorship management systems
Being awarded a Tier 2 visa sponsorship licence requires more than just a watertight application. You need to be confident and prove that you can remain compliant with UK law both now and in the future.
Our immigration solicitors can help by putting effective sponsorship management systems in place. Wherever you’re based in the UK, we’ll get you set up so you can fill those crucial vacancies and support your international staff in the long term.
Applying for a sponsorship licence as an education provider
Business immigration solicitors Manchester
We are based in Manchester, helping businesses small and large across the UK get to grips with what’s involved with the Tier 2 visa sponsorship licence application.
We offer business immigration services which will help you grow your business in line with UK law and stand by you to help you capitalise on all the opportunities employing foreign workers can offer you.
By guiding your company through the Tier 2 visa sponsorship application process, we can help you meet the Home Office sponsorship requirements much quicker. This will allow you to focus on growing your business with the benefits you will get from international recruitment.
Experts in UK business immigration services
We have built up an excellent reputation in the field of UK business immigration. As well as being accredited by the Law Society in Immigration and Asylum Law, we hold a Quality Mark Accreditation through Lexcel.
You can trust that the service you receive from us will always be of the highest standards. We get to know you and your business, so we can give you the best possible tailored advice on your Tier 2 visa licence application and offer you the answers you need to any other business immigration questions you might have.
If you would like to speak to one of our business immigration solicitors about any aspect of your Tier 2 visa sponsorship licence or business immigration management, just get in touch.
Our immigration solicitors are here to offer you their legal advice and guidance any time you need it.
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