Sponsorship License Suspension

As a Sponsor there are duties that the Home Office expect you to meet, such as maintain up to date records of your foreign employees and complete the Resident Labour Market Test

As a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence holder, the Home Office expects you the follow the duties they have outlined. You must keep updated records of all employees and complete the Resident Labour Market Test. You will also need to inform them of any changes to your business. If you fail to do any of these things, you may be subject to a Sponsor License suspension.

If you fail to resolve the issues identified by the Home Office’s first audit, you may have your Tier 2 Sponsor Licence revoked when they visit again. Having your Sponsor Licence revoked will mean that all migrant employees will no longer be able to work for you legally. This will also affect your chances of employing from overseas in the future and could be detrimental to your company’s reputation.

How can A&S help?

If you have had your Tier 2 Sponsor Licence suspended, our expert lawyers will be able to help you resolve your issues. We have premium corporate immigration services that can identify and resolve your issues. With our services, you can continue to hire migrant workers and ensure your current workers can remain in the country. Get in touch today by calling 020 7887 1916 or make an enquiry online to find out about your options following your Sponsor Licence suspension.

Please see our FAQs below for more information.

FAQs

What happens if my Sponsor Licence is suspended?

You will receive a letter from the Home Office following a visit stating that you have had your Sponsorship Licence suspended. They will also include the reasons for the suspension, which you will need to resolve.

You will be given 20 working days to respond to the suspension. Failure to do so may lead to you having your Sponsor Licence revoked. It is important, therefore, to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

A Sponsor Licence suspension will also affect all sponsored migrants. Any extension applications will be put on hold but current workers will still be able to work. If your Sponsor Licence is revoked, your migrant employees will be given 60 days to receive a new Certificate of Sponsorship. If they cannot find a new sponsor, they will have to leave the country.

Can you challenge a suspended Sponsor Licence?

Once you have received notification of your suspension, you will have 20 days to respond to the Home Office. You may have the Sponsor Licence suspension overturned if you can prove you have resolved the issues they identified.

At Alexandra & Spencer, we offer Immigration Audit and Consultancy services to review your business processes. These services make sure you are compliant with Home Office regulations.

Why was my Sponsor Licence suspended?

The duties of a Sponsor Licence holder include:

  • Recording migrant employee data on the Sponsorship Management System (SMS);
  • Completing the Resident Labour Market Test;
  • Informing the Home Office of significant changes to the business;
  • Ensuring the salary and job title of all employees is the same as on the Certificate of Sponsorship.

Not following your sponsorship duties could lead to a business having their Sponsor Licence suspended.

What services does Alexandra & Spencer offer?

If your Sponsor Licence is suspended, or you are worried it might be we can help. Our team of highly-qualified immigration lawyers can provide immediate help. We will:

  • investigate the grounds of your alleged breach;
  • negotiate with the Home Office on your behalf;
  • address any issues identified with your records of sponsored employees;
  • identify and resolve any areas of non-compliance with Home Office regulations;
  • ensure your business/company is fully prepared for any spontaneous visits from the Home Office.

Contact us now by using our online contact form or by calling 020 7887 1916  for information or assistance if you’ve had your Sponsor Licence suspended.

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