Dear Home Office,

Regarding Tier 2 Sponsors,

Q1) What is the defined policy for audit of Sponsors? Please share documentation reg this

Q2) How often does the Home Office audit the sponsors ? is it Minimum once per year?

Q3) Please share the no# of audit done in FY 2014 (Jan - Dec) on premises of the Sponsors where Visa Type is mentioned as "Not on Client Contract"

Q4) Does the SMS (Sponsor Management System) hold the client address for COS classified as "On client contract"?

Q5) How often does the Home Office audit the sponsors at client location (when on client contract)? Please share no# of audit done in FY2014 (Jan - Dec)

Q6) Is it necessary (as per guidance) for COS marked as "Not on Client Contract" to always work out of premises of sponsor? Can the individual work out of client location as well?

Q7) How many violations have been found when auditing the top 25 sponsors (FY 2014)?

Yours faithfully,
Aditi

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NEYH Freedom of Information, Home Office

Dear Aditi

 

Thank you for your email correspondence of 16 April.  Your request is
being handled as a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

It is not clear, from your e-mail, exactly what information you require.
To help us to deal with your request properly, I would be grateful if you
could clarify it.

 

Your requested:

 

Q7) How many violations have been found when auditing the top 25 sponsors
(FY 2014)?

 

We are currently unclear about the term violation.  Can you please specify
the exact information you require?

 

Once you provide this information, we will aim to send you a full response
to your request within twenty working days.  If we do not receive
clarification of your request within three months from the date of this
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Kind regards

 

Daniela Walker

Customer Service Operations

NE/SNI Responder Hub

 

UK Visas & Immigration

PO Box 3468|Sheffield S3 8WA

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Dear NEYH Freedom of Information and Daniela Walker,

The term "violation" has been used in a generic way related to non-conformance of expected duties of Sponsor.

Example (but not limited to below):
1> Tier 2 COS Employee (Sponsored by Employer) is working in a different location as compared to SMS system
2> Person mentioned as "Not on Client Contract" is actually working on "Client Contract" and Vice versa
3> Check for Proof of "Right to Work" has been conducted is missing
4> Penalty imposed due to any reason

Yours sincerely,
Aditi

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NEYH Freedom of Information, Home Office

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Dear Aditi

 

Please see the attached response following your request for information.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Daniela Walker

Central Correspondence Team

Customer Service Operations

 

UK Visas & Immigration

PO Box 3468|Sheffield S3 8WA

Email: [1][email address]

Web: www.gov.uk/UKVI

 

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Dear Home Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'Tier 2 Sponsor Audit'. case ref 35213

I believe that some of the information refused (quoting cost as the reason) is actually not revealing the data when available - Pls review. If possible let me know what amount of data can revealed and suggest alternatives.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Aditi

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request within 48 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act

PLEASE NOTE

If you have a general immigration enquiry, or require an update on a
specific case, you should contact UKVI directly, contact information can
be found here:
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[1]https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration

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[2][email address]  

 

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Dear Aditi,

 

Please find attached our response to your request for internal review of
FOI 35213.

 

Kind regards

Home Office

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