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What Is The RLMT?
How We Can Help?
How Much We Charge?

What Is The Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT)

The Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) is a process which requires the Tier 2 sponsor to advertise the job vacancy for at least 28 days and show that none other than the Tier 2 Migrant worker was more appropriate for the job position advertised by the Tier 2 sponsor. According to paragraph 78 of Appendix A of the Immigration Rules, the the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) will be considered valid for Tier 2 application if:

  • the Sponsor has advertised (or had advertised on its behalf) the job as set out in Appendix A of the Immigration Rules; and
  • The advertisements have stated:
    • the job title
    • the main duties and responsibilities of the job (job description)
    • the location of the job
    • an indication of the salary package or salary range or terms on offer
    • the skills, qualifications and experience required for the job, and
    • the closing date for applications, unless it is part of the Sponsor’s rolling recruitment programme, in which case the advertisement should show the period of the recruitment programme; and
  • The advertisements were published in English (or Welsh if the job is based in Wales); and
  • The Sponsor can show that no suitable settled worker is available to fill the job unless the job is in a PhD-level occupation shown in Table 1 of the codes of practice in Appendix J. Settled workers will not be considered unsuitable on the basis that they lack qualifications, experience or skills (including language skills) that were not specifically requested in the job advertisement; and
  • The Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) Checking Service entry contains full details of when and where the job was advertised, and any advertisement reference numbers, including the Find a Job (or other Jobcentre Plus online service), Jobcentre Online, or the GOV.UK Teaching Vacancies service job reference number where relevant.

How We Can Help With Compliance Of The Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT)

Our Tier 2 sponsor licence specialists can provide all the required legal help and guidance for you to fully comply with the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT). As part of our professional legal services concerning compliance of RLMT, our immigration casework will include the following:

  • Advising you on the legal requirements for the compliance of the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT);
  • Advising you on preparing a job advert in compliance of the Home Office UKVI requirements for compliance of the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT);
  • Reviewing the job advert and suggesting necessary amendments to ensure compliance with the Home Office UKVI requirements;
  • Advising and assisting on advertising the job and actions to be taken during the period when the job is live on the online job portals;
  • Reviewing CVs received by the Tier 2 sponsor and assist the Tier 2 sponsor on rejection, short-listing and interview of various candidates;
  • Advising on actions to be taken at the start of the job advert process and the end of the job advert process;
  • Advising on keeping record of compliance of the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT).

Our Fee For Helping With Compliance Of The Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT)

Our fixed fee for providing legal help and guidance with compliance of the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) is £500 + VAT.

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