No second chance for work visa applicants if sponsoring company loses licence

In the case of Pathan & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA 2103 the Court of Appeal reminds us, once again, of the rigidity and inflexibility of the Points Based System. It is also a good reminder of the purpose and policy behind the Tier 2 visa route. Sponsor licence revoked while visa application pending The appellants had both made applications for leave to remain in the UK as Tier 2 (General) migrants. One of the requirements for such applications is to have a valid certificate of sponsorship from a company which has a Tier 2 sponsor licence. If the sponsor’s licence is revoked, then the…

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