Brexit is expected to take effect in March 2019. When it takes effect, EU citizens may no longer be allowed to work or live in the United Kingdom without a license. Basically, it will become more difficult for British businesses to fill job vacancies with non-native workers.
If the changes to EU citizens rights to work in the UK are handled in the same way as non-EEA (European Economic Area) workers, they may be required to apply for a sponsorship license.
Applying for a sponsorship license is a complicated process. As a matter of fact, 15% of current applications are rejected. Fortunately, immigration lawyers in London such as Edgewater Legal can help employers secure a successful sponsorship application.
These are the four steps in applying for a sponsor license:
Check if you are eligible
Businesses or employers are only allowed to apply for a license if they:
- Have not been convicted for immigration offences and other crimes, including fraud or money laundering
- Have not failed, in any instance, to carry out sponsorship duties
Businesses or employers need appropriate systems to monitor sponsored employees. Moreover, the UK Visas and Immigration office will review your application and check all your supporting documents. They may also visit your business to determine your ability to carry out sponsorship duties. Continue reading