Tier 2 Visa Sponsorship Licence enables every UK business to hire the best talent to gain a competitive advantage over others. If you want to hire a skilled worker from a country outside the EEA and Switzerland, the UK government allows employers to sponsor them under the Tier 2 General Visa category. However, you need to have a Sponsor Licence to be able to assign a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to the prospective candidate for the position in your organisation.
At Milestone Solicitors, we have an award-winning team of immigration lawyers that have experience and expertise in dealing with new sponsorship licence applications for businesses of all sizes. Our focused, employer-centric approach enables us to provide human resource professionals of organisations and business owners a complete, comprehensive solution that is tailored to their specific needs.
Eligibility Requirements for the Tier 2 Visa Sponsorship Licence
To qualify for a Tier 2 Visa Sponsorship Licence, a business in the UK must prove that:
- It is an active trading entity and operating lawfully in the UK
- It has an appropriate system for monitoring and managing sponsored employees
- It does not have a history of misuse or failure to execute the Sponsorship duties
- It must offer genuine employment that meets the general requirements of an appropriate salary or appropriate rate, and the required skill level.
In order to ensure that your business does not face problems pertaining to point 3, our experts will analyse your organisation’s practices and policies. We will provide you guidance regarding the changes need to be made to make them suitable for employing migrant workers. Your organisation must also have a suitable HR system to monitor and keep track of the migration status, documentation, and other aspects of the sponsored employee.
Obtaining the Tier 2 Visa Sponsorship Licence
To apply for the Tier 2 Visa Sponsorship Licence, you must first complete an online application and submit the required documents to the Home Office. This is mandatory to establish that your business is an active trading entity. With a Sponsorship Licence, you can issue CoS to overseas employees that are qualified to fill positions in your organisation.
The skilled jobs are assessed with the help of National Qualifications Framework Level 6 (NQF6), and if any job is below the threshold level, the employer may acquire Tier 2 work permit for the prospective employee in exceptional circumstances. The entire procedure for obtaining a Sponsorship Licence is complex and entails a lot of paperwork. That is why it is recommended for businesses to retain the legal services of an experienced immigration law firm that can take the burden of making applications off their shoulders.
Discuss your Immigration Needs with our Solicitors Today
For information, help, and legal advice or to apply for the Tier 2 Visa Sponsorship Licence, you can rely on our experienced and reliable immigration solicitors. Contact Milestone Solicitors today to schedule an initial consultation and discuss your immigration needs with one of our immigration lawyers.