SMS is an online tool that allows you(Tier 2 sponsorship License Holder) to administer your day-to-day sponsorship duties and activities, such as assigning certificates of sponsorship (CoS) and confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) and reporting changes to a migrant’s circumstances.
SMS should be used for:
As a business is holding a Tier 2, Sponsor Licence, there are many requirements for the Sponsors to comply with as per the Tier 2 Guidance notes. The Home Office officials may conduct checks, including unannounced visits.
Legend Solicitors offers a comprehensive compliance service to the Sponsors, w for an annual retainer fee which includes an exclusive legal expense Tier 2 Sponsorship license insurance protection. Legend Solicitors will ensure that your company continues to meet the regulations.
A few Examples include Human Resources Systems and procedures to report on-time reporting to the Home Office about the changes to the business (such as change of address or a change of an Authorising Officer, Key Contact, Level 1 user), reporting an employee leaving, not turning up for work as well as changes in the salary.
Tier 2 SCU Visit
As sponsor if your Tier 2 license is suspended or revoked this can have a serious impact on your business depending on your circumstances. You will not be able to sponsor any new migrants, and existing migrants will have their leave curtailed (and will ultimately be forcibly removed from the UK, unless they were not complicit in the event leading to the license revocation, and they find a new sponsor within 60 days).
Penalties and Fines
In addition to suspension or revocation of your organisation’s Tier 2 license and apart from threat of the removal from the register of Sponsors. Your organisation can end up paying a series of Civil Penalties (up to £20,000) for employers, as well as a new criminal offence, which carries a prison sentence of up to 2 years, The most severe of these penalties are reserved for those employers knowingly employing illegal migrant workers.
Legend Solicitors will provide professional legal advice and guidance in relation to your Tier 2 Sponsorship guidance
Our services include the following:
Professional tailored expert legal advice is available to your organisation from Legend Solicitors to gain maximum benefit from the new system, while remaining compliant, Legend Solicitors would be very pleased to assist you.
We are also able to offer services to employers who have already applied to become registered sponsors.
We will aim to contact you within 2 hrs on working days
Please give country code for queries from outside UK