The UKVI places significant trust in sponsors to ensure that they are complying with their sponsorship duties. The aims of these duties are to monitor compliance with the immigration rules, prevent abuse, capture early signs of uneasy migrant behaviour, which may be of concern and identify any weaknesses.
You as the sponsor have a duty to comply with the UK immigration rules as well as ensuring that the job offer is genuine that meets the requisite skill level and rate of pay. Further, you must show that the migrant will perform specific duties and responsibilities for the job.
You also have a number of record-keeping and reporting duties such as maintaining up to date contact details for each migrant, keeping a host of documentation, monitoring migrants’ attendance, reporting any significant changes and ensuring that your sponsor management system is up to date. You also have a legal duty to prevent illegal working and must identify those migrants who require permission to work in the UK and accurately undertake prescribed document checks.
The UKVI Officer may visit you during the validity period of your licence. These visits can be announced or unannounced and any non-compliance may lead to your licence being suspended, revoked or downgraded.
Making an enquiry
At Axiom Stone, we can assist you by attending your site to provide in-house training to ensure your key personnel, HR teams and staff are fully aware of the applicable immigration laws and procedures including when a migrant can legally work, the various categories of immigration permission, document checks and how to meet your sponsorship duties.
We work closely with our clients’ needs and objectives, achieving results in an efficient and timely manner and aim to continue the relationship once we have met your requirements and beyond. Our immigration team will guide you through the process step by step to ensure you are put at ease and maximise your chances of obtaining a favourable outcome.
To make an enquiry, please contact us on 0207 016 9341 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to our dedicated team of immigration professionals.