Genuine Entrepreneur Test – Initial application check list


Genuine entrepreneur test

The Genuine Entrepreneur Test is an entrepreneur visa requirement that must be met in order to fulfil the points requirement for the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa. In order to pass the Genuine Entrepreneur Test, applicants must satisfy the Home Office that they genuinely intend to establish, take over or become a director of a business or businesses within the United Kingdom within a timeframe of 6 months.

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Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship UK guidance

A Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (cos) may be allocated to a Licenced Sponsor following a successful request to the Tier 2 Limits Team via the Sponsorship Management System. Once awarded and available on a Licence, a Certificate may then be assigned to a potential migrant worker. Each Certificate of Sponsorship has a unique number which may validate a Tier 2 visa application. Once a visa is granted the Certificate of Sponsorship holds your personal information and details about the job you will be undertaking here in the United Kingdom.

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Resident Labour Market Test

The Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) demonstrates to the Home Office that the UK labour market has not been disadvantaged or devalued when UK employers recruit skills from outside the European Economic Area. In order to carry out the RLMT, the employer is required to conduct a visible advertising campaign for the appointment for a period of 28 days.

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Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship (RCoS) requests and Job Coding

Job coding

Job coding – there is a framework of requirements that must be satisfied if a Licenced Sponsor was to successfully request a Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship. The sponsorship mechanism allows British businesses access to international talent.

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Sponsorship Licence Roles – Key Personnel

Sponsorship Licence Roles

When applying for a Tier 2 Employer Sponsor Licence, you must appoint Key Personnel to be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Tier 2 Employer Sponsorship Licence and Sponsor Management System (SMS). Read more “Sponsorship Licence Roles – Key Personnel”

About the Sponsor Management System


sponsor management system

Once your Tier 2 Employer Sponsorship Licence is granted, your company will receive access credentials to your Sponsor Management System (SMS). As declared in the application process, access should be limited to designated and authorised company or representative key personnel as the Sponsor Management System portal will contain privileged company information. The portal also allows the confidential exchange of information with the Home Office that the company must be accountable for such as:

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Employer Sponsor Licence Revoked or Downgraded?

Why do companies get their licence revoked or downgraded?

Without frequent updates a Licence can rapidly become out of date failing to represent the Employer current status. There are requirements that Sponsors must adhere to in order to avoid their licence being downgraded or revoked.

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Premium Service Centre appointments in the UK: Prioritise your timeline

Premium Service Centre

The following notes should help you avoid getting trapped in the waiting game of Premium Service Centre appointment booking. Premium Service Centre decisions (for some applications made in the UK) can be made more quickly than a postal route, but a postal route is easier on occasion.

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