The IAS Visa Wizard is the easy way to find the correct visa for you
If you are a UK employer and you want to sponsor a Tier 2 Visa, the job role you want them to fill must pass something called the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT). Those entering the UK on a Tier 2 Visa must also be sure that the job offered to them has passed the Resident Labour Market Test.
The RLMT is a test, designed by the Home Office, to ensure that the role you want to fill cannot be filled by residential (UK or EEA) talent. In the RLMT, the job role is advertised to residential talent for at least 28 days in total using an approved method. Detailed information on the skills and qualifications required for the role must also be provided. You must also provide salary details and a full job description. The only exception to this rule applies when the job you are offering the migrant worker is on the UK Shortage Occupation List, or if the employee is switching from a Tier 4 Student Visa. This list displays any professions which are subject to a UK ‘skills shortage’, meaning that they are already acknowledged to require talent from overseas. If the position you are advertising is on this list you will not need to pass the RLMT.
Our immigration lawyers can ensure that you are fulfilling your Sponsor duties and meeting the requirements of the Resident Labour Market Test. We can assess whether the type of role you are advertising to non-EEA nationals applies under a category on the Shortage Occupation List. We can also oversee your advertisement of the role to ensure that it complies with RLMT standards. When acquiring your Sponsor Licence and Certificate of Sponsorship, we can also guide you through your entire application process.
The advertisement can be run concurrently or one after the other as long as the role is advertised on two approved recruitment platforms and runs for a minimum of 28 days.
The advertisement for the roles can be published on a Universal JobMatch or on Jobcentre Online. Another platform for advertisement can be in a national newspaper or professional journal or in any other professional recruitment websites such as Reed and Monster.
The information in the advertisement should be designed to identify the most suitable candidate for the role and the details must be clean as well as specific. The details you must include are:
You must be objective and fair in the recruitment process to identify the best-suited individual for the role. All applications for the role should be reviewed and if any candidate meets the requirements listed in the job advertisement, they must be offered an interview.
Applicants cannot be refused on the basis of not meeting any criteria which were not displayed in the job advert.
The successful candidate must be able to meet all the requirements and given an employment contract which begins after the stated advertisement period has ended.
You as the sponsor must be able to justify your decision to the Home Office as to why the candidate is successful and should be offered the role.
Comprehensive immigration advice tailored to your circumstances and goals
Designed to make your visa application as successful, smooth and stress-free as possible
Premium application service that ensures your visa application is submitted to meet your deadline
Ensure you have the greatest chance of a successful appeal. We will represent you in any hearings/tribunals
Amanita was visiting her nephew in the UK following the loss of his mother. IAS was able to help her gain access to the child and stay in the UK… Read More
Stanislav is an Estonian National who was accepted into a University in the UK.
Due to Brexit, Stanislav wanted to understand the procedures and steps he needed to take to… Read More
Asis, a Spanish national, was offered employment in the UK but was unsure whether or not he would be able to bring his wife and children with him when he… Read More
Matthew, a US national, had been studying in the UK for three years with a Tier 4 General Student Visa.
He found a potential employer in the UK but… Read More
John (a UK national) met Vitchita (a Thai national) online and stayed in contact with her for many months.
After they met in person, they decided that there was something special… Read More
Horatio was given a scholarship to study in the UK but has never left his home country, Paraguay.
The university contacted IAS and took over the application for Horatio. IAS… Read More
feel confident with IAS and look forward to dealing with them and Irfam
The Schengen Visa and the UK Read More
Schengen Visa Requirements Read More
Schengen Visa Travel Insurance Read More