Holders of sponsor licenses are aware of the pressure that comes with maintaining UKVI compliance. The sponsor's and permit holder's businesses may be visited at any time by a Home Office Compliance Officer, publicly and without prior notice. The inspection could take place as part of a Home Office pre-licensing check in the subscribed organization, or it could be used to monitor applications for license renewals or reports/notifications.
What is a Tier 2 Compliance/Sponsor License Visit?
The UK Home Office conducts a Tier 2 Compliance/Sponsor License Visit to make sure that holders of Tier 2 sponsor licenses are adhering to their sponsor obligations. Employers who use non-EEA nationals to fill skilled positions in the UK are known as Tier 2 sponsors. The Home Office visits the sponsor to ensure that they are keeping accurate records, abiding by immigration law and policy, and taking care of their sponsored employees. The sponsor license may be revoked for failure to adhere to these obligations, which would prevent the sponsor from hiring non-EEA citizens. Tier 2 sponsors must therefore be well-prepared for compliance visits and have all necessary documents available for inspection.
Employers must follow UK immigration laws, and a crucial procedure to ensure this is the Home Office Tier-2 Compliance Inspection. Employers must make sure that their systems and records are accurate and up-to-date in order to be ready for the inspection. Additionally, they must confirm that they are selecting and managing employees in accordance with the right procedures.
If you are fortunate enough to receive a visit notice from the UKVI, it is crucial to make sure you are fully prepared for their visit. Make sure to review your HR policies and practises internally. To ensure compliance with their HR system, it is recommended that all holders of sponsor licenses undergo an external audit by an immigration attorney every six months.