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Business Sponsorship licence

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Business Sponsorship Licence Lawyers Glasgow 

Who needs a Business Sponsorship Licence?

If you wish to employ someone from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland to work for you in the UK, including paid and unpaid work you will require a Sponsor Licence.

Tier 2 and Tier 5 Sponsorship Licence

The licence you need depends on whether the workers you want to fill your jobs are:

  • Tier 2 – skilled workers with long-term job offers
  • Tier 5 – skilled temporary workers

You can apply for a licence covering either tier or both.

What are the eligibility requirements for a Business Sponsorship Licence?

To get a licence, you cannot have:

  • Any unspent criminal convictions for immigration offences or certain other crimes
  • Any history of failing to carry out your sponsorship duties, like monitoring your sponsored employees

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will review your application and may visit your business to make sure that you are trustworthy and capable to carry out your duties.

What is a Sponsorship Management System?

When you apply for a sponsorship licence, you need to appoint people within your business to manage the sponsorship process. The main tool to use is the sponsorship management system (SMS). The roles in the SMS includes:

  • Authorising officer – a senior and competent person responsible for the actions of staff and representatives who manage the system
  • Key contact – your main point of contact with UKVI
  • Level 1 user – responsible for all day-to-day management of your licence

Contact our immigration lawyers in Glasgow today 

We, at Livingstone Brown Solicitors, have a diverse team of immigration solicitors, and a robust network of interpreters. Livingstone Brown solicitors have forged a reputation for excellence, not only in the way we deal with our clients but also the quality of work we carry out. Our aim is to give our clients the standard of care which they deserve. Contact us on 0141 375 9090 or complete our online form now for more information.




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