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Becoming a Tier 5 or Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence holder comes with many complex sponsorship duties. One of these includes the use of the Sponsor Management System (SMS). You must keep a record of your migrant employees to maintain an A-grade Sponsor Licence.
The experts at IAS have produced a simple guide to get you to grips with your Sponsor Management System. This will mean you can start filling vacancies at your company with the best talent the international market can offer.
Follow this simple guide to get you started with your Sponsor Management System.
Each company will need at least of three roles to be filled to operate the Sponsorship Management System.
These roles can also be taken by the same person or shared out between three members of staff. This will depend on the size of your business and the number of workers you wish to sponsor.
Your company may also choose to assign a Level 2 User. A Level 2 User may view records and status of Certificates but cannot make changes.
All members of staff in these roles must not:
The Sponsorship Management System is used to keep records of all migrant employees during your time as their sponsor. This includes reporting any changes to their immigration status and all absences. You will also need to update the SMS if they are not complying with their visa or if they receive a promotion.
The Sponsor Management System is also how you apply for new Certificates of Sponsorship and issue them to those you have offered jobs.
When you need to apply for your Sponsor Licence renewal, you will do this through the SMS. You will need to ensure that you have all the correct documents and can prove that you have kept an accurate record of your sponsored employees. There is no limit to the number of times you can apply to renew your licence if it is rejected. However, each application costs and once the licence has expired you will need to make a fresh application.
You may have trouble with the SMS, or the Home Office could decide that your HR methods are insufficient. The first thing you should do is meet with your staff and work towards resolving the issues.
This may include:
You might find it useful to undertake a full Immigration Audit if your company is facing difficulty with its HR practices.
IAS houses expert business immigration lawyers in offices across the country. We offer services for every aspect of hiring foreign workers.
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Get in touch today on 0333 363 8577 or use our online contact form to ask any more questions you may have about the Sponsor Management System.
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