Sponsor Licence Renewal

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

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A Sponsor Licence renewal is a process which allows you to continue legally employing foreign workers. You can renew a Sponsor Licence within three months of your current Sponsorship Licence’s expiry. In some cases, the Home Office allows you to do this within an even bigger time-span – depending on your circumstances.

You can submit a Sponsor Licence renewal application using the Sponsorship Management System. Prior to this, you should keep all information on your current visa employees maintained. You will be required to demonstrate that you have done this when you apply to renew your Sponsor Licence.

How can IAS help?

There are no limits to the number of attempts you can make when applying for a new Sponsor Licence. It is worth noting, though, that each renewal application will incur fresh costs. Our team of specialist immigration lawyers can assist you with each stage of your Sponsorship Licence renewal process. Your assigned lawyer can ensure you have sufficient documentation on all your migrant employees to satisfy the Home Office requirements. They can also perform an immigration audit to ensure you business’ HR methods comply with regulations. Get in touch now to arrange your first consultation.

Please see our FAQs below for more information.


What is the Sponsor Management System?

The Sponsor Management System is an online tool. It is used when an employer already has 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 I renew my Sponsor Licence?

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 the Sponsor Management System up to date during your sponsorship; and
  • Continue to meet and follow Home Office standards and policies.

What services does IAS offer?

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;
  • confirm that you are still undertaking the UK Labour Market Test correctly;
  • 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 to avoid incurring a civil penalty;
  • 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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