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A Home Office sponsor compliance visit is an audit visit conducted by a Home Office official to a UK organisation that is sponsoring non-UK workers. A Home Office visit can happen before and after the organisation obtains a sponsor licence.
The purpose of the Home Office compliance visit is to ensure that the organisation is complying with its obligations as a sponsor and that sponsored employees are working in the sponsored company under their permitted stay.
Normally, organisations are given advance notice by the Home Office before a compliance visit occurs. This notification is usually sent by email to the designated key contact or Authorising Officer.
During the Home Office compliance visit, the Home Office official may ask to see the organisations HR documents and processes related to their sponsorship duties, such as employee records, evidence of right-to-work checks, attendance records, and employment contracts. They may also ask to speak with sponsored employees to verify immigration compliance.
Pre-licence compliance visit refers to the process of ensuring that an organisation meets the necessary requirements to obtain a sponsor licence.
During the pre-licence stage, the Home Office will review the organisation’s sponsor licence application and may conduct a compliance visit before making a decision on the sponsor licence application.
The organisation must demonstrate that they are genuine businesses operating legally in the UK and have robust HR systems in place to comply with sponsor duties.
Failure to comply with the requirements set out by the Home Office can result in a refusal to grant a sponsor licence.
Post-licence compliance refers to the ongoing obligations and responsibilities that an organisation must comply with after obtaining a sponsor licence from the Home Office.
Once an organisation is granted a sponsor licence, they are required to continue to meet the eligibility criteria and comply with the obligations set out by the Home Office. This includes factors such as ensuring that sponsored workers have the right to work in the UK, keeping up-to-date records of sponsored employees, and reporting any changes or updates to the Home Office.
To ensure compliance, organisations must have a robust HR systems in place to monitor and manage their sponsored employees. This includes regular record-keeping and reporting to the Home Office, conducting right-to-work checks, and complying with any other relevant immigration regulations.
We offer comprehensive Home Office Visit services to help you through the immigration process. Our experienced team will work with you to ensure that all necessary documents and information are prepared in advance of the visit, and we will provide guidance and support throughout the process. We specialise in a wide range of immigration cases, including family visas, work visas, and citizenship applications.
Our team can help you prepare for the visit by providing guidance on what to expect and helping you gather the required documents.
WorkPermitClous has extensive experience with the Home Office Visit process and we are committed to provide exceptional service to our clients. We have successfully assisted over 1000 clients in preparing their HR files to ensure confidence during home office visits, resulting in the successful granting of their sponsor license. We understand the stress and anxiety that can come with the immigration process, and we are dedicated to making the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Our team is highly knowledgeable and responsive, and we take pride in our track record of success in helping clients achieve their immigration goals.
Our pricing for Home Office Visit services varies based on the specific needs of each client. We offer transparent pricing and will provide a clear breakdown of all costs associated with our services. We believe in fair and affordable pricing, and we work with clients to ensure that our services are accessible and affordable.
If you have questions about our Home Office Visit services or would like to schedule a consultation, please don not hesitate to contact us. Our team is available to answer your questions and provide support throughout the immigration compliance process.