- A visa refusal rate of less than 10%. This means that of all the CAS the education provider has assigned and that students have relied upon to support a visa application, the total number of applications that have been refused by UKVI is less than 10%.
- An enrolment rate of at least 90%. This means that of all the students that have been assigned CAS and subsequently granted entry clearance or permission to stay, at least 90% have enrolled on their course within the enrolment period.
- A course completion rate of at least 85%. This means that at least 85% of enrolled sponsored students have completed their course.
All these requirements must be met by the sponsor on the date the application is made. If a sponsor passes, UKVI will inform them of this via email or letter. Where an assessment is passed during the probationary sponsor period, the sponsor will be granted a full Student sponsorship licence.
If, on the other hand, an assessment is failed, UKVI will inform the sponsor of this, setting out the reasons behind the decision. UKVI will thereafter begin the revocation process and remove the sponsor from the Register of Student Sponsors. There will however be an opportunity to make representation against the revocation decision as long as these are made within 20 working days of the decision.
How Can NA Law Solicitors Help with Student Sponsor Duties and Compliance?
As experts in UK immigration law, we can offer training, compliance reviews and strategic advice. We are able to work with education providers to enable them to fully understand and satisfy their duties as a Student sponsor.
We provide tailored advice to satisfy each client’s individual needs. We can offer small workshops, one-to-one training or even a dedicated telephone helpline to assist with any queries you may have. We are also able to audit sponsor’s existing compliance procedures to review the systems and policies currently in place. If necessary, we will advise further on the most appropriate remedial action.
Common issues we assist with are:
- How to prepare for and pass the BCA.
- The creation of policies and how to implement them in order to minimise refusals of Student visa applications, including those arising under the genuine student test.
- The most appropriate procedures to adopt when conducting immigration status checks and monitoring attendance.
- How to structure licences in relation to partnerships and sites.
- Alternative visa routes available under the permitted paid engagement or visitor visa categories for visiting lecturers.
- Skilled Worker or Temporary Worker sponsor licence issues.
- How to conduct right to work checks on students, staff and employees in the prescribed manner.
If you require any further information on sponsor duties and compliance or even the application process itself, please do not hesitate to get in touch for a free 15-minute consultation.