If you have received notification from the Home Office that your Sponsorship License has been revoked, you only have a limited timeframe in which you are able to respond and resolve this. We recommend you seek legal advice on how to handle the revocation. The most obvious option will be to remedy breaches in the compliance and responding to the Home Office to with a possible request to temporarily downgrade your license rating, in order to continue to employ Tier 2 workers. However, these options can only be discussed once the breaches are identified as each case is different.
You should discuss with all relevant personnel, the position the company currently face in light of the alleged breach(es) and address the compliance issues. Agree a time frame and assign responsibilities to relevant personnel to ensure all employees involved are on the right page. We can assist to actively get involved with your meetings to support you through the whole process.
We will advise on the strengths and merits of your case and support you to make a decision on the right course of action. We can assist you to build a strong case to highlight that the revocation of your Sponsorship License will have major implications on the organisation and the possibility of the company losing out; ultimately affecting all employees. One our experts will aid the sourcing of evidence to support this and take you through the whole process; to maximise a positive outcome.
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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.