Any UK company that wishes to hire international workers will need to obtain a Sponsor Licence. This is a licence that is issued by the Home Office which allows a company to hire employees from overseas to work in the UK.

Sponsor Licences are a great addition to any company that is struggling to fill job vacancies with British or European skilled labour. There are some requirements and conditions that need to be fulfilled to ensure you are not hiring any employees illegally – your dedicated lawyer will advise you on these and assess your company’s eligibility during the Advice Session. This licence is valid for four years before you will need to apply for a Sponsor Licence renewal.

Our lawyers are highly experienced in corporate immigration and can advise you on how to obtain a Sponsor Licence, as well as the process involved. If you choose to proceed, we can undertake the entire application process for you too.

FAQs

Is my company eligible for a Sponsor Licence?

This is an impossible question to answer without being able to look at the company in great detail to understand what it does, how it operates as well as looking into the financials.

During the Advice Session, your lawyer will ask for detailed information about your company, after which they will be able to ascertain if you are eligible and what the next steps would be.

What is involved in the sponsor licence guidance session?

During the sponsor licence guidance session, we will;

  • Taking detailed instructions from you about your circumstances
  • Discussing the requirements of the UK Immigration Rules, how they apply to your case & the required application forms
  • Providing you with advice on the various options open to you
  • Advising you on the documentation required for the application, the time frames and also answering any questions you may have.
  • We would also provide you with an assessment of the chances of success for your application and how we can assist you with the process
  • The advice given will be confirmed in writing after the session

The advice session can be either in person, in writing, over the telephone or via Skype.

What is the application process for a Sponsor Licence?

If you wish to apply for a Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence, we will;

  • Take detailed instructions from you about your circumstances
  • Provide you with tailored advice on the various options open to you
  • Collate the required documentation to support your application
  • Professionally complete all the required application forms
  • Produce a detailed, chronological Letter of Representation on the circumstances and merits of your application. This also refers to relevant case law where necessary to support your case
  • Assist you with the RLMT (Resident Labour Market Test) if required and identify the correct SOC code and salary
  • Ensure all recruitment processes are followed

Our other packages

Sponsor Licence Application Package

Designed to make your Sponsor Licence application as successful, smooth and stress-free as possible

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Application Checking Service

We check every detail of your application, ensuring all the required documentation and evidence is present

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Fast Track Package

Premium application service that ensures your visa application is submitted to meet your deadline

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Appeal Package

Ensure you have the greatest chance of a successful appeal. We will represent you in any hearings/tribunals

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