New immigration guidance

The Home Office has today published a series of documents that form part of the collection ‘Workers and Temporary Workers: guidance for sponsors’.

The publications provide information for employers and businesses on how to apply for a licence to employ and sponsor individuals on the Worker (formerly Tier 2) and Temporary Worker (formerly Tier 5) immigration routes from 1 December 2020.

The three main parts are:

  • Part 1:  Apply for a licence:  This document tells you how to apply for a sponsor licence, the requirements you must meet, how the Home Office consider your application, and what happens if they refuse your application.
  • Part 2: Sponsor a worker: General information: This document tells you about the processes you must follow to sponsor a worker once you have obtained your sponsor licence.
  • Part 3: Sponsor duties and compliance: This document tells you about your duties and responsibilities as a sponsor and the action the Home Office we will take if you breach, or are suspected of breaching, these duties, including if you act in a manner that is not conducive to the public good.

We advise all sponsors to review this new guidance ahead of 1 December 2020.

The team at Smith Stone Walters will be doing the same and providing further advice for our clients over the coming days. To keep informed of the changes, you can subscribe to our immigration updates here.

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