Employers that employ foreign nationals under tier 2 of the points-based system must comply with certain duties under their sponsorship licence. The UK Border Agency's (UKBA) primary purpose during a compliance inspection visit is to assess whether or not a sponsor has carried out and is able to carry out their sponsorship duties, including in relation to the prevention of illegal working.
Nisha Patel, associate solicitor in our immigration law team sets out some practical tips for tier 2 sponsors to follow before and during an inspection visit. This article was first published in Personnel Today online, March 2013.
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