Nowadays, as many as three businesses in the UK employ migrant workers for a variety of reasons. Here at Theva solicitors, as specialist immigration solicitors, we can help with all kinds of application, including Tier 1 and Tier 2 applications under the new Points-Based system.
For any employee on the Tier 2 UK Work Permit system, the employer will be responsible for monitoring and recording their immigration status. Work Permits expire after a couple of years, so it is the employer’s responsibility to check that their workers are still legally employed. They should also maintain up-to-date records of employees, including their contact details, and report any violations to the Home Office. They also make sure any migrant worker is qualified to do the job. It is an employer’s ability to meet these criteria that will result in the Home Office granting the Employer Sponsorship Licence which will allow them to continue to take on migrant workers.
Skilled workers come under the Tier 1 criteria, and employers will not be required to apply for an Employer Sponsorship Licence in this case. If you are unsure what your situation is, our team of expert immigration solicitors will be able to advise you on the aspects of business immigration law which apply to you, as well as helping you to apply for the Sponsorship Licence. Depending on the nature of your business, migrant workers may fall into both categories, and so you will need to make sure you follow the right procedures for each.