Why was my Tier 2 Sponsorship licence application rejected?
There could be a number of reasons for a Tier 2 Sponsorship licence application rejection, such as;
- Failure to submit the relevant documentation as outlined in Appendix A. The Home Office has stipulated the documents to be provided with the application along with the format to be followed and failure to adhere will lead to the application being rejected. In this case, the Home Office will usually refund the application and a new application can be submitted soon.
- Not addressing the genuineness requirement; a potential sponsor will also need to provide reasons as to why they require a sponsorship licence and why it is not possible to fill the vacancy with settled UK workers. The potential sponsor will need to submit genuine and compelling reasons. If a suitable candidate has been identified, sponsors will need to mention this in the application and confirm why this role cannot be given to a settled worker.
- Not having suitable HR and record-keeping systems in place. Prospective sponsors will need to demonstrate not only that they understand their duties but that they have the means to implement and adhere to them.
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What can I do if my Tier 2 Sponsorship licence application is rejected?
Application fees are non-refundable in the last two more substantial grounds. In these instances, a sponsor can be barred from reapplying for six months. Thus, it is more beneficial to spend more time at the initial application stage to ensure that all the necessary information have been provided and get the application right on the first time.
Why use NA Law Solicitors to challenge a Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence application rejection?
We are a niche immigration law firm based Brentford, West London regulated by the SRA, specialising in this area of law. Our team of immigration solicitors can advise on the supporting documents to provide in support of the Tier 2 Sponsorship licence application, on the genuine vacancy requirement and your obligations as a Tier 2 sponsor. We will work with you to ensure that you implement effective HR policies to enable full compliance with your obligations as a sponsor. Please get in touch for a case assessment.