Sponsor Licence Revocations:
In the event that UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) determines that you have significantly failed to fulfill your sponsor duties or have ceased operations in the UK, your sponsor licence will be revoked.
Sponsor Licence Revocation:
If your sponsor licence is revoked, it will have consequences for the migrants you sponsor. Their leave will be curtailed, and they will be given a period of 60 calendar days to secure alternative sponsorship or leave the UK. If their visa has less than 60 days remaining, it will not be curtailed, but they must still find alternative sponsorship or depart the UK before its expiry.
Reasons for sponsor licence revocation may include providing false information during the Sponsor Licence Application, employing a migrant in a role that does not meet the required skill level, or utilizing a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to fill a vacancy different from the one specified on the assigned CoS. Commonly, failures in human resource policies lead to revocation.
It is important to note that there is no right of appeal against a decision to revoke a sponsor licence. Additionally, you will not be eligible to apply for a new sponsor licence until the end of the appropriate cooling-off period, which commences from the date of licence revocation.
Additional Information on Sponsor Licence Revocations:
It is important to note the following details regarding sponsor licence revocations:
No Right of Appeal: There is no right of appeal available for a decision to revoke a sponsor licence. However, our team of immigration barristers can assess the viability of pursuing a Judicial Review of the revocation decision and provide representation in Judicial Review proceedings, if deemed appropriate.
Fresh Sponsor Licence Application: Following the cooling off period, it is possible to submit a new Sponsor Licence Application. However, this application must specifically address the reasons that led to the revocation of your previous licence.
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If you have had your Tier 2 Licence revoked, next steps would include:
Since the time limit for appeal is so short, it is advised that you seek expert advice immediately.
As an employer of foreign workers, you must follow the strict guidelines imposed by the Home Office. If you have:
these could all be grounds for revocation.
Identifying the issue will help you start the process of resolving it. The Home Office will include the reasons for your Sponsor Licence revocation in their letter. You should consult with management and personnel involved to address the issue and prevent it from happening again.
A Sponsor Licence revocation can have a huge effect on your business’ standing and reputation. You will lose all current migrant workers and may lose the chance to employ more in the future.
It could also result in heavy fines and a civil penalty.
Your Tier 2 employees will also need to find a new employer to sponsor their visa. This will need to be done within 60 days or they may face being asked to leave the country.
If you continue to employ workers after a Sponsorship Licence revocation, you will be employing them illegally and could face further punishment.
There are many potential reasons why your sponsor licence may be revoked:
Our expert immigration lawyers can help if you have had your Sponsor Licence revoked. We have a range of business immigration services to review your company’s operations and bring them up to Home Office standards.
Our services include:
Contact us now by using our online contact form or calling 020 7887 1916 to arrange a consultation with an experienced business immigration lawyer.
Our highly professional, dedicated and knowledgeable specialists will do all the hard work to make the immigration process easy and understandable so you will be confident about successful outcome.