Now that the UK has summed up free movement and all set to introduce global immigration, this upcoming transition is expected to bring a myriad of immigration opportunities for highly skilled migrants, students, and a range of other specialist work routes. The new Points-Based system will provide a single system where EU and Non-EU citizens alike. From 1 January 2021, the existing Tier 2 (General) route will be replaced with the following changes:
Impact of New Points-Based Immigration System on Sponsor Licence
From 1 January 2021, the employer will need to demonstrate genuine employment skilled to level RQF 3 or above. However, this list of jobs is subjected to change. A qualified UK Immigration law firm keeps a close eye on the changes of the list.
How to apply for a Sponsor Licence?
The individual must complete the online application form and provide the mandatory documents which are clearly specified on the sponsor’s guidance. Within the application form, the migrant needs to mention the number of skilled workers he or she intends to employ during the first year of licence. This will further help in determining the allocation of Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) if the application is approved. A Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) is a self-certifying document that holds details and information about the role or position being offered.
If Sponsor Licence is approved
The individual is encouraged to apply early and the sponsor might be granted a sponsor licence but not allocated any CoS, under the new system from January 2021. If the application is approved, the sponsor must note:
Also note that even if the application is approved, the sponsor won’t be able to assign any CoS at RQF level 3 to 5, unless the enlisted under current skill-level exceptions.