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A straightforward process with immigration specialists at your disposal to deal with basic or complex issues with Tier 2 Sponorship Licence matters.

What is a Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence?


A company set up in the UK that wishes to employ a non-EU overseas applicant in the UK on a Tier 2 visa must have a valid Tier 2 sponsorship licence.


The UK based organisation is required to register with the UK Visas and Immigration as a licensed sponsor by submitting an online application and provide a number of original documents to apply for Tier 2 Sponsorship. The Tier 2 sponsor will have to allocate the prospective employee a Certificate of Sponsorship before they can apply for leave to enter the UK or remain in the UK, under a Tier 2 visa. The employer must keep good employment-related records including:

  • Copies du passeport des employés

  • Numéro NI des employés

  • Carte de résidence biométrique des employés

  • Contact details of employees including (but not limited to) current address, change of any address, landline and mobile phone numbers, and email addresses

  • Notify the UKVI of any changes relating to Tier 2 employees such as contracted hours, criminal convictions, and change of employment positions.

L'employeur a l'obligation de signaler les problèmes au ministère de l'Intérieur, par exemple un employé s'absente du travail pendant plus de 10 jours ouvrables sans l'autorisation raisonnable du sponsor, ou le sponsor dispose d'informations suggérant que le migrant enfreint les conditions de son congé.

Civil penalties for immigration breaches

Businesses who breach immigration laws or employ workers who have not been granted suitable visa approvals may face civil penalties. The obvious effect of a civil penalty for an immigration breach is a fine of up to £20,000 per illegal worker. Where a business has employed several illegal workers, these fines can be very significant. If the employer has not received an official warning or civil penalty in the previous years, the maximum penalty is reduced to £15,000. If a business can provide evidence that other mitigating factors apply, this amount can be reduced, or wiped entirely. Civil penalties for immigration breaches are taken into account by the Home Office when considering any future sponsorship applications a business might make.