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Sponsoring Workers

It is critical for your HR team to understand how the sponsorship system works and the many sponsorship duties your business is signed up to by holding a sponsor licence.

If the Home Office finds non-compliance at an audit, you can lose your sponsor licence and therefore, your ability to sponsor workers from outside the UK. The end of free movement for EEA nationals means that many EEA nationals now require sponsorship. This places even greater emphasis on the importance of being compliant to keep your sponsor licence. 

We offer services and tools designed to ensure that you understand the immigration routes for sponsoring workers, your sponsor duties, how your systems should work to minimise the risk of non-compliance, and what you can do to successfully survive an unexpected (or expected) Home Office audit.

Our solutions for sponsor compliance include:

  • Toolkits – a Sponsor Compliance Guide which provides an overview of your duties, suggestions and templates to help you meet them – all in a reader-friendly, concise format
  • Training – practical, in-depth sessions delivered by our expert immigration lawyers and tailored to the structure of your workforce and business, with lots of opportunity for you to get your questions answered

Onsite and virtual support 

Members of our sponsor compliance unit are able to carry out a mock audit of your HR and recruitment processes, either at your offices or remotely. We spot check your personnel files to look behind the systems in place and see where they may fall down. You will be given a detailed report after the visit with helpful recommendations.

To download our Sponsoring Worker Guidance brochure, click here.


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