Sponsorship Licences – What Home Office is looking when they visit your premises
Some of the things the Home Office is looking for when they visit your premises are:
If the employer has full details of the whereabouts of employees and has suitable systems in place for keeping track of employees.
Whether the employees on Tier 2 visas are fully aware of their obligations under the Tier 2 visa route.
Whether the payroll records and bank statement show that salary rates are at the same or higher than that stated in the Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)? If not, can any discrepancies be explained by the sponsor?
If relevant has the Tier 2 visa sponsor fully implemented any action points specified during previous visits made by the Home Office?
Full details of recruitment procedures should be made available on visit. This should be in compliance with the employer’s obligations as a tier 2 sponsor. Home Office may very well wish to see that the Tier 2 Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) is being fully complied with.
Have there been changes to corporate structure since the last visit of Home Office?
Are the sponsor's health and safety policies up to date for the site?
It should be noted that there has been an increase in the number of Tier 2 sponsorship licence revocations, licence downgrades and suspensions as a result of tougher action by the Home Office.
Please consult our team in relation to your Sponsorship Licence application on 0203 4111 261.