Mock Licence Audit for Sponsors
Sponsorship privileges come with an obligation to the UKVI, employers must comply with their sponsor licence duties and responsibilities. These may change from time to time without warning and it is for the Sponsor to demonstrate due diligence. Failure to preserve your statutory excuse by following basic HR practices of licence compliance or understanding your responsibilities may result in civil penalties or downgrading of your Licence rating. The consequences of this can cause unnecessary delays, extra paperwork and expense.
About the Mock Licence Audit for Sponsors
You can avoid these risks…
With the frequency of Home Office Compliance Officer visits on the rise, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your organisation is in full compliance with all immigration regulations.
Our immigration compliance specialists put themselves in the shoes of a Home Office Compliance Officer, so you can be confident that any areas of non-compliance will be identified and addressed before it’s too late.
Our audits are comprehensive and follow the same methodology as the Home Office, including:
- Interviews with key staff members responsible for managing your immigration system
- Reviews files
- Spot checks on right to work check procedures and other record keeping requirements
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact us today to schedule your immigration compliance audit and protect your organisation from the risk of a downgraded or revoked sponsor license.
Benefits of an immigration compliance audit:
- Peace of mind knowing that your organization is in full compliance with all immigration regulations
- Avoid the risk of a downgraded or revoked sponsor license, which could lead to serious disruption to business operations and reputational damage
- Identify and address any areas of non-compliance before they are picked up by the Home Office
- Improve your immigration processes and procedures
- Demonstrate your commitment to corporate social responsibility
How can we help?
Our services are designed to give you the assurance you need. Call our team of sponsorship advisers today.
The UKVI has the reserved right to carry out arranged or ‘on the spot’ audit of your compliance and sponsorship duties. They will look at your business structure and personnel files to see whether you have undertaken the right checks in order to meet your duties. They will also check whether you have actively undertaken the reporting duties for example reported through the Sponsor Management System if your Migrant employee has not turned up to their first day of work.
If it is discovered the company is no longer compliant, the UKVI representative will advise you of the areas in which the company has failed to meet their standards. Depending on the severity of this, the UKVI may make recommendations for you to improve your compliance and down-grade the licence from an A Rating to a B Rating. You will have less privileges if you are B Rated and employing further migrants will stand scrutiny until such times you are awarded an A Rating.
If you have recently been down-graded to a B-Rating please contact us. Our advisers can talk you through the UKVI findings and help you design a more robust compliance and reporting system.
If you do not undertake the correct process of checking that your employee has the right documents to work for you and you are unable to demonstrate to the UKVI that you have carried out the proper checks you will be served with a Civil Penalty Notice and fined up to £20,000 per illegal worker.
If during an ‘on the spot audit’ the UKVI are not satisfied that you have met their compliance requirements they may down grade your licence to a B-Rating whilst you make arrangements to review and improve your compliance.
If you have recently been downgraded please call us, we will be available to talk through the audit history and make recommendations to get your processes back in order.
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