Tier 2 of the points-based system in place in the United Kingdom are the primary immigration routes for skilled workers who wish to work in the UK. These skilled workers must be sponsored by an organisation or company that holds a permission given by the Home Office, usually named sponsorship licence. When assessing a company or organisation for the grant of such licence, the Home Office conducts thorough checks on the company’s background to identify that:
Companies that have been trading for less than 18 months are regarded as “start-up” businesses and, for not being trading for a long period, undergo a tougher scrutiny by the Home Office. The burden set upon them are higher, for the sole reason they have not been on the market long enough for the Home Office to rely on different sources to confirm their authenticity, honesty and reliability.
For that reason, start-up companies are required to evidence that they have a current, corporate bank account with a bank registered by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK and provide the following documents:
All those documents will need to be arranged and sent to the Home Office, allowing them to conduct checks on your company. To assess suitability criteria, the Home Office look at whether:
Once your company has been granted a licence, it will be allocated with an initial amount of Certificate of Sponsorship, which you will need to issue on the candidates name in order to apply for an overseas worker to come to the UK.
Call us to book an appointment and initiate the process of being licenced by the Home Office.
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