As a sponsor licence holder, you are required by law to meet a number of duties in relation to the management of your sponsor licence. The Home Office is taking an increasingly vigilant approach to immigration enforcement. Failure to comply or to engage actively with the Home Office can result in Tier 2 sponsor licence revocation.
Challenging a suspected breach of immigration duties
If you have received formal notification from UKVI that your company’s Tier 2 sponsorship licence is at risk of revocation, your next steps will be crucial in determining the resulting impact on your business.
You will be required to respond to the notification within the given timeframe taking into account:
- The grounds for revocation: Is the Home Office justified in taking the most severe of enforcement measures against your business?
- Challenging factual error: If the revocation is as a result of a factual error, how will you evidence this?
- Addressing the breach: If the revocation is as a result of non-compliance, how will you rectify the breach?
- Impact on business: If your sponsor licence is revoked, what will be the full impact on your business and the wider implications on job security etc?
How we can help you
HS Legal Solicitors brings substantial experience in advising companies facing sponsor licence revocation:
- Assisting with understanding the grounds for revocation
- Advice on collating the supporting evidence
- Advice on building a response that factors in wider business and economic implications of a revoked sponsor licence
- 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 on your business operations