What are the responsibilities of an employer UK Visa sponsor?
As the employer, you have certain responsibilities as part of your role of sponsoring a UK visa.
If you are planning to apply for a UK visa for someone that you would like to employ or have employed, it is important that you know about the different regulations and responsibilities regarding UK visa sponsorship for employers. In order to make sure that you fulfil all your obligations and duties, let’s talk about them in detail.
As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that:
You keep records of any employment contracts or offers made to non-EU nationals who plan on coming to work in the UK
You hold these employment records for at least 3 years after an employee leaves your company or his/her employment with your company has ended (whichever comes first)
You notify the Home Office if there are any changes regarding what type of job contract or salary an employee has been offered (i.e., promotion, bonus, raise). If they accept this offer, they must change their visa category from their current one so that their new salary will be appropriate for the new role. This also applies if an employee gets a better offer from another company. If this happens and they choose to go back to their original employer with a better deal and/or additional perks, or decide to take up another job altogether in the UK, then this must be reflected on their visa application as well as theirs employers’.
Keep records of an employee’s working days when he/she is not at work due to sickness/leave etc…and report any changes when they arise (i.e., change of sick days). There are also requirements surrounding how many leave days employees must be given each year and how these annual leave days may be taken—i.e., all at once vs spread out over the year—which should also be reflected on their visa applications accordingly.
Report any changes in intention regarding what type of job role or salary