Sponsor License Refusal

Sponsor License Refusal

Sponsor license refusal can have adevastating impact on your business reputation and staffing needs.

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Pre-Licence Error Correction Procedure provides a cost-effective way for organizations who have had their Tier 2 or 5 Sponsor Licence application refused to have their application reconsidered because they believe an error has been made by the caseworker reviewing it.

Our expert lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the Pre-Licence Error Correction Procedure.  We can assist you following the correct procedure and ensuring UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) know exactly why the reconsideration is being requested so they can focus on correcting the relevant issue. We understand that those applying for a Tier 2 or 5 Sponsor Licence require fast, accurate advice.  Our team can put together an application for a Pre-Licence Error Correction quickly, allowing you to focus on other parts of your business.

At Sterling Immigration, we will take the time to carefully examine why your Sponsor Licence was refused and advise you on the best course of action to take.  You can be confident that as an SRA regulated firm, we will act with the utmost integrity and direct you to the cost-effective path discussing merit of the immigration matter.  If there are elements of your HR policies and procedures which need attention, we will quickly let you know so you can amend them.

What is the Pre-Licence Error Correction Procedure After Tier 2 or 5 Sponsor Licence Refusal?

The Pre-Licence Error Correction Procedure is a process by which sponsors can challenge the refusal of a Tier 2 or 5 Sponsor Licence application where there has been a ‘simple case-working error’ or information contained in submitted documentation has not been properly considered.

Our team understand how busy employers and HR directors are.  Therefore, we work swiftly and diligently to help you achieve and then after maintaining your Sponsor Licence.  We will provide you with all the information you need to fully understand the Pre-Licence Error Correction Procedure process.  You will also receive the email and direct dial of the lawyer handling your matter so that you can ask questions related to your review at any time during office hours.

How Do I Apply for a Pre-Licence Error Correction if Tier 2 or 5 Sponsor Licence Refused?

If your Tier 2 or 5 Sponsor Licence is refused, you must submit an Error Correction application form by email within 14 days of the date of the refusal letter. The authorising officer must sign the form.  The Home Office aims to send a decision by email to the authorising officer within 28 working days of receipt of the form.  If successful in the process, a sponsor will be required to re-apply online, and, if the new application is successful, your second fee payment will be refunded.

How is a ‘Case Working Error’ Defined?

There is no definition of what constitutes a case working error.  However, decision-making errors are likely to apply to the Pre-Licence Error Correction Procedure.  These include:

  • where the original decision maker failed to consider all the evidence/information that was submitted correctly
  • where the original decision maker’s decision to decline an application on the basis that the supporting documents were not authentic was incorrect
  • where the original decision maker failed to apply the Sponsor Guidance policies in relation to the application

What Are the Advantages of a Pre-Licence Error Correction Procedure if Tier 2 or 5 Sponsor Licence Is Refused?

Pre-Licence Error Correction Procedures provide a fast, cost-effective way of having a Home Office refusal re-examined.  The key to ensuring a Pre-Licence Error Correction Procedure is successful is to precisely pinpoint the error/s made by the original decision maker and clearly explain this out in your application.

Why Use Sterling Immigration to Manage Your Pre-Licence Error Correction Procedure if Tier 2 Or 5 Sponsor Licence Is Refused?

How our immigration lawyers can help

At Sterling Immigration, we have over ten years’ experience in assisting Sponsor Licences applicants in making successful Pre-Licence Error Correction Procedure applications, sometimes in urgent circumstances.  We understand the process and have a strong reputation for achieving successful results that allows employers recruiting the talent they need to meet customer demands and grow their venture.

Call us on 0208 099 7560, complete the online contact form or email us at [email protected] to learn more about how we can help your business remain in compliance with UK immigration law.

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