How to Obtain a Sponsorship License for Hiring Skilled Migrant Workers in the UK

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Are you an employer in the UK looking to hire talented migrant workers? Understanding the rules and regulations can be crucial to navigating the process successfully. Global Law can assist you in obtaining a sponsorship license, empowering you to recruit and employ skilled workers from outside the UK.

Requirements for a Sponsorship License:

To be eligible for a sponsorship license, employers in the UK must meet the following criteria:

  1. Genuine Vacancies: Employers must demonstrate that the role they wish to fill with a skilled migrant worker cannot be adequately filled by the resident workforce. This requires a comprehensive recruitment process and documentation of efforts to hire locally.
  1. Compliance Record: Employers must have a clean compliance record, which includes a satisfactory history of complying with immigration laws and previous sponsorship duties, if applicable.
  1. HR Systems and Processes: Employers need to establish robust systems and processes to manage their sponsorship duties effectively. This includes maintaining certain records and ensuring compliance with employment and immigration laws.
  1. Suitable Physical Premises: If you are applying for a sponsorship license, you must have physical premises in the UK where the sponsored workers can carry out their duties.
  1. Resident Labour Market Test: In certain cases, employers must conduct a Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) to prove that they were unable to find suitably qualified resident workers for the skilled roles they are looking to fill.
  1. Minimum Salary Threshold: Employers should ensure that the offered salaries meet the minimum thresholds set for the specific job roles as defined by the UK government. There are different levels of minimum salary requirement. Global Law will give you the information on salaries so you do not breach employment laws.
  1. Sponsorship Management System: Employers must set up and maintain a Sponsorship Management System (SMS), which is an online portal used to manage the sponsorship process and provide vital information to the Home Office. Global Law will train you to navigate around the system so you are complaint with reporting and record keeping.

If you are an employer seeking to attract talented migrant workers to your organization, obtaining a sponsorship license is crucial. Understanding the requirements and following the correct procedures can significantly streamline the process for you.

Ready to apply for a sponsorship license or have further questions? Contact us at Global Law today to speak with our immigration experts who can guide you through the application process. Together, let’s build a diverse and skilled workforce for your business.

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