If you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, you may need a sponsor licence to employ to work for you in the UK which includes unpaid work eg, running a charity. Sponsoring someone doesn’t guarantee that they’ll be allowed to come to or stay in the UK. It is important to note that the Sponsor licences are only available to bonafide companies who meet strict criteria. You cannot use this route to sponsor another individual if you are not an established employer in the UK.
It is not a responsibility of immigration solicitors to assist in sourcing /matching sponsors with employers. We only assist organisations to obtain sponsor licences and employees to obtain a work permit which will allow them to work for an existing sponsor licence holder who is willing to employ them.
To get a licence, you can’t have unspent criminal convictions for immigration offences or certain other crimes, such as money laundering or fraud or any history of failing to carry out your sponsorship duties
Moreover, you will need an appropriate system in place to monitor the sponsored employees. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will review your application form and supporting documents. They may visit your business to make sure you’re trustworthy and capable of carrying out your duties.
The licence you need depends on whether the workers you want to fill your jobs are:
If you are looking forward to apply in this immigration category, for specialist advice in this immigration matter please contact our team member on 0161 465 1814 or complete our inquiry form and we will contact you.
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