Any UK based company wanting to employ a skilled non-EU or Non-EEU worker in the UK on a Tier 2 visa must apply for a relevant Tier 2 Sponsorship licence.
Tier 2 Sponsorship licence applicants must comply with all the requirements when applying; many applications are rejected or refused every year. It is important to note the difference between rejection and refusal.
If an application is rejected due to incorrect or missing documents, the application will be rejected as invalid, and the applicant will be able to correct the mistake and re-apply immediately.
If the application is refused, however, the implications are more serious. There is no right of appeal against an application refusal. Applicants must file a new application at full cost and can only do so after a minimum of a 6-month cooling-off period. The length of the cooling-off period will depend on the reason for the refusal and may even be 12 months under certain circumstances.
Main reasons for rejection
Common reasons for rejection include:
Main reasons for refusal
There could be different reasons why a Tier 2 sponsor licence is refused. Some of the main reasons include:
Although there is no right of appeal against a sponsor licence refusal, applicants may submit an error correction application within 14 days of the refusal. Error correction applications may be submitted where the applicant believes there was a simple “caseworker error” or the provided information was not properly considered.
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