Applying For A Sponsor Licence As A UK Employer…

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  • Access to international talent
  • Flexibility in recruitment
  • Retention of valuable employees
  • Business expansion
  • Compliance with immigration rules
  • Long-term workforce planning
  • Reputation and credibility
  • Cost savings

What is the UK Sponsor Licence?

  • An employer who is a UK-based business owner will need a Sponsor Licence to employ overseas skilled professionals for their UK company
  • This also includes citizens of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland who arrived in the UK after 31 December 2020
  • A Sponsor Licence is mandatory for unpaid job roles as well. For example, running a charity
  • Get in touch with us, either call us on +44 203 773 2948 or drop an email at [email protected] to know about how can you acquire a Sponsor Licence for your UK-based business.

Eligibility criteria to apply for a UK Sponsor Licence

To get a licence as a UK-based employer, the applicant cannot have:

  • Unspent criminal convictions for immigration offences or certain other crimes, such as fraud or money laundering
  • Had a Sponsor Licence revoked in the last 12 months
  • The applicant will need appropriate systems in place to monitor sponsored employees and people to manage sponsorship in the business
  • UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will review the application form and supporting documents. They may visit the applicant’s business to make sure the applicant is trustworthy and capable of carrying out the mentioned duties

UK Sponsor Licence application Fee

  • As per the UK Home Office, the Sponsor Licence application fees differs based on the type of Licence
  • In this Sponsor Licence application guidance 2023, you can find the complete list of the different types of fees for small or charitable Sponsors and for medium or large Sponsors –
Type of licence Fee for small or charitable sponsors Fee for medium or large sponsors
Worker £536 £1,476
Temporary Worker £536 £536
Worker and Temporary Worker £536 £ 1,476
Add a Worker licence to an existing Temporary Worker licence No Fee £940
Add a Temporary Worker licence to an existing Worker licence No Fee No Fee

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