Sponsor Licence Renewal

We can help you with your Sponsor Licence renewal with our Sponsor Licence Packages

If you are looking to renew your Sponsorship Licence you will be able to do this within three months of its expiry. In some cases, you will be able to do this within an even larger time period, if the Home Office offers you the opportunity to do so.

You can submit a Sponsor Licence renewal application with the Sponsor Management System (SMS). Prior to this, you should maintain the information of your sponsored employee through the SMS. This will help to ensure your Sponsor Licence renewal is approved.

There are no limits to the number of attempts you can make when applying for a Sponsor Licence renewal. However, each application will incur fresh costs and once your current sponsorship has expired you will no longer be able to reapply. This is also a good opportunity for you to consider upgrading the type of licence you have as this will allow you to provide for more employees. Get in touch today to discuss your options. Read More


Am I eligible to apply for a Sponsor Licence renewal?

If your Sponsor Licence is going to expire, you will be eligible to renew it as long as you:

  • pass the Home Office audit;
  • can show you have the correct documentation (this includes working records of all sponsored employees);
  • keep SMS up to date during your sponsorship; and
  • continue to meet and follow Home Office standards and policies.

What is a Sponsor Management System (SMS)?

A Sponsor Management System is used when you already have a Sponsorship Licence and want to manage or renew it.

This system allows you to report any changes in your circumstances. This can be used for both Tier 2 and Tier 5 Visa holders.

How can IAS help?

IAS offers high-quality Immigration Consultancy and Immigration Audit packages in which one of our expert immigration lawyers will work with you to ensure that everything is in order for your Sponsor Licence renewal. With these services, we will:

  • ensure that your business is eligible for a Sponsor Licence renewal;
  • ensure that you have all required up-to-date employee records and HR documents;
  • ensure that all time-frames are met (in the example of your Sponsor Licence expiry);
  • correspond with the Home Office on your behalf;
  • prepare you for a re-visit from Home Office officials;
  • make sure your business is compliant with all Home Office expectations;
  • complete your SMS application to the highest standard before submitting.

It is possible that you will need additional documentation when applying to renew a Sponsor Licence and without your Compliance Audit in place, you could be refused. Our service will minimise the chances of this happening.

Our Sponsor Licence Renewal Packages

Advice Package

Comprehensive immigration advice tailored to your circumstances and goals


Application Package

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


Fast Track Package

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


Appeal Package

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


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