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However, it is important to note that sponsor licences bring with them a number of compliance duties, many of which are easily missed or overlooked by employers as part of their normal house-keeping. Many of these duties arise even if the sponsor has few or no sponsored migrants. This has been brought into the spotlight by a recent change in UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) practices. It is very important sponsors act now to ensure their licence is up to date.
We understand that UKVI’s new practice is, where it identifies that a licence has not been accessed on the sponsorship management system (SMS) for 12 months, to contact the sponsor and give them 10 working days to ensure their licence details (in particular their key personnel) are correct and up to date.
Below we highlight the top 5 organisation and top 5 migrant changes which need to be updated on the SMS, or given greater consideration, but are commonly missed by sponsors.
Our business immigration team have extensive expertise in sponsor licence compliance and, when added to a sponsor licence, provide regular enhanced licence compliance health checks for our clients. If you require guidance on the reporting and record-keeping duties imposed upon sponsors please let us know.
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11 May 2022