UK Tier 2 Business Immigration (Sponsorship License for Prospective Employers)
A Sponsor is a UK based organisation that wishes to employ an overseas applicant in the UK. For the purposes of the Tier System, an overseas applicant is a national of a country outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
In order to sponsor applicants, an employer will need to have registered with the UK Border Agency as a Licensed Sponsor. For this registration to be accepted, the employer will need to meet certain requirements for the particular category of Tier 2 and accept certain responsibilities to help with immigration control.
The Sponsor will need to assign a Certificate of Sponsorship before an applicant can apply for leave to enter the UK or remain in the UK under Tier 2. The Certificate of Sponsorship will act as an assurance that the applicant is able to undertake a particular job and intends to do so.
We at Sultan Lloyd can guide your company through the strict criteria you will have to meet in order to attain your sponsorship license. We are open from 9am till 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. If you work full time and can’t see us during the week, we offer pre-arranged Saturday appointments for your convenience.
UK Tier 1 Business Immigration Lawyers (Entrepreneur)
Who Should Apply?
Individuals wishing to start a business in the UK and who can meet the set criteria should apply. However, kindly note that this route has now been closed by the Home office as of 29 March 2019 and have been replaced with Innovator Visa & Start-Up Visa.
The applicant must score a mark of 75 in order to satisfy the requirements under the attributes heading.
The applicant must show:
He / She has at least £200,000
The funds are held in a regulated financial institution
The funds are disposable in the UK
English language section:
Applicants must show they are proficient in the English language – they will be awarded 10 points if this criterion is met.
This can be evidenced by:
they have passed a test in English equivalent to level c1 of the council of Europe’s common European framework for language learning (equivalent to grade C at GCSE) or;
they come from a country where English is the majority language or;
they have taken a degree taught in English.
Applicants will need to evidence £2800 savings for the set period throughout.
UK Tier 1 Business Immigration (Investor)
Who Should Apply?
Individuals wishing to migrate to the UK in order to invest should apply.
Attributes section: A mark of 75 has to be attained in order to in order to satisfy the attributes requirements of this sub category.
Applicants must have at least £1 million of their own money in a regulated financial institution in the UK
1) Own personal assets which exceed £2 million in value, not incumbent with any liabilities and;
2) have money under their control held in a regulated financial institution and is disposable in the UK of at least £1 million, which may include money loaned to them by a financial institution regulated by the FSA
No English language requirement or maintenance requirement
We at Sultan Lloyd can guide you through the strict criteria you will have to meet in order to attain your visa thorugh the Tier 1 Investor Route. We are open from 9am till 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. If you work full time and can’t see us during the week, we offer pre-arranged Saturday appointments for your convenience.