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Sponsor Licence

Sponsor Licence

As an innovative team of experts, we can help you overcome the challenges and issues you might face when it comes to Sponsor Licenses. Take the first step by calling us or completing the contact form.

With our experience and team of dynamic experts, we work with you by providing a wide range of services that are designed to fit your exact needs, helping you deal with all aspects of business immigration.

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What is a Sponsor Licence?

A Sponsor Licence plays an important role for the UK-based companies to recruit international workers outside the European Economic Area (EEA) under the Skilled Worker, ICT Route, Tier 2, and Tier 5 visas. After the approval for the licence, it will be valid for 4 years with a renewal option. However, before applying for a sponsorship licence, the company has to confirm that the relevant visa conditions are being met. There are several strict conditions and timings while applying for a Sponsor Licence.

The Need and Importance of a Sponsor Licence

It becomes important to meet customer demands in a global economy and launch innovative products/services to sustain and grow a business. Almost every sector has to employ a talented and productive workforce who can help in meeting these criteria. This creates the demand to hire talent from overseas. So having a Sponsor Licence has become really important, especially in a Post-Brexit world where the country is trying to emerge from the split. The government has also announced a post-Brexit immigration system, where skilled workers are allowed to work in the UK to help grow the country’s economy and contribute to public services.

A certificate of sponsorship is a mandatory prerequisite for starting visa applications in ICT, Skilled Worker, T2 and T5 routes, along with the Tier 2 (General) and Tier 5 visa categories. When an organisation assigns a certificate of sponsorship to an individual, it confirms to the Home Office that the proposed employment conditions meet the requirements of the respective visa route.

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Our Sponsor Licence Success Stories

Our team of experienced corporate immigration solicitors work across a wide range of businesses both in the EU and internationally, as well as specialist businesses with very specific requirements to sponsor foreign nationals. These are some of our most acclaimed clients:

Types of Sponsorship Licences

Companies have the choice to apply for a “Sponsor Licence for Workers” or “Sponsor Licence for Temporary Workers”.

They can even select both types if they want to sponsor both types of workers.

Tier 2

A Sponsorship Licence for workers allows an organisation to employ individuals for long-term or permanently. They can employ the following individuals with the help of a worker licence:

Tier 5

A Sponsorship Licence for temporary workers allows organisations to employ individuals on a temporary basis. They can employ the following individuals with the help of a temporary worker licence:

Student Sponsorship Licence

Formerly known as a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence

Educational institutions that want to Sponsor international students must have a Student Sponsorship Licence. In order to attract students from around the world, they have to become a valid and licenced student sponsor, approved by the Home Office. This licence enables the institutions to issue the important Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to students. It allows the students to apply for a Student Visa (formerly known as Tier 4 General Visa) or a Child Student Visa (formerly known as a Tier 4 Child Visa) to start studying a course in the UK. Having a Student Sponsor Licence means that an institution can also sponsor European students who will now need sponsorship after the Brexit. Our team of immigration experts can help educational providers to get the correct licence to enrol international students.

Eligibility Requirements for Tier 2 Sponsor Licence

There are certain requirements that an organisation must satisfy to get a Sponsor Licence and start hiring workers from overseas.

The organisation must be existing in the UK and be functioning lawfully in the country.

You can cover all of your UK branches by applying for a single licence, or you can apply for separate licences for each branch, depending on your requirements.

It is important to get the organisation registered or inspected/monitored by a statutory body to function lawfully in the UK. This has to be proven by submitting proof and providing evidence showing the organisation has the planning permission or consent of the local planning commission to run a business at a trading address.

The organisation has to prove to the Home Office that it is offering genuine employment for skilled professionals and is willing to pay the right rate of salary.

It is important for an organisation to pledge to accept all the duties linked with being a Sponsor Licence holder while applying for the application.

Usually, private individuals are not eligible to apply for a sponsor licence. However, there could be an exception if the applicant (individual) is a sole trader who wants to sponsor somebody to work for their business.

Home Office Compliance Visit

When an organisation has applied for a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence, the Home Office is responsible for assessing the application and determining if the organisation has adequate infrastructure to become compliant. In some cases, the Home Office may decide to visit the office premises of the organisation. Usually, the Home Office announces their visits; however, they may even make a visit without any prior notice.

The purpose of these compliance visits is to check if the organisation has adequate HR and recruitment systems to sponsor foreign nationals and manage migrant employees effectively. It also ensures that the organisation is fulfilling its legal obligations as an employer to apply for a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence.

The Home Office may visit your organisation to check whether:

The Basic Duties of a Sponsor

Sponsor Licence Application Cost

The sponsor licence cost depends on the type and size of an organisation. The application fee has to be paid every time during the sponsor licence (every four years). The Home Office reviews the fees annually on its official website.

The organisations which are recognised as ‘small’ sponsors have to pay a sum of £536 as the sponsor licence cost to sponsor foreign nationals. Organisations that are recognised as “medium” and “large” have to pay a sum of £1,476 as a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence fee. This sponsor licence cost will remain the same for all the organisations which do not meet the criteria to become a “small” sponsor.

30-Minutes Free Initial Consultation

We offer a 30 minutes free of charge initial consultation which can take place in our offices or through a video conference. If you would like us to book you for this free consultation, then give us a call on 0203 983 5080 or fill the online enquiry form.

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Mohammad Alnaggar

We worked with the corporate Immigration Team to support our Company’s sponsors licence and our employees Tier 2 General visa application process. We had attempted to do this ourselves but professional guidance from Samina & her knowledgeable colleague Maria and advise took so much stress and anxiety out of the already confusing process. Thank you so much.

Martin Laker

It's been a great pleasure working with Osbourne Immigration Team. Being based in Dubai I felt like I needed a local firm however Samina and Maria were always on hand. It's been a lovely experience. Obviously, the Global talent visa application process is always stressful, but the team has been very supportive throughout the application process and has given me all the information I needed. I have recommended by fellow professionals in Dubai after my successful application. I will definitely pop round when I’m next in London.

Mustafa Sheriff

I got a positive result on my UK Start Up visa application within a couple of weeks. The entire process was very straightforward and was handled efficiently by the team. I will definitely be working with Osbourne Pinner in the future.

Nawal Hassoun

Thank you, Patricia, for all your support and guidance throughout our sponsor license. Thank you for your prompt replies to calls and emails, you have always been approachable and I really appreciate your can-do attitude.

James Parkin

This is the third time I have used their service for my Tier 2 change of employment application and it was granted successfully again. Due to the complexity of my work this was not a straight forward application at all, but all thanks to Akuji and Maria who swiftly checked my documents so that my application went through smoothly. All my emails and calls were responded promptly. I highly recommend using Osbourne Pinner solicitors to anyone for their immigration matter. Thank you once again to the whole team for helping me secure my visa.

Hugh Corder

It's been a great pleasure working with Osbourne Immigration Team. Being based in Dubai I felt like I needed a local firm however their was always on hand. It's been a lovely experience. Obviously, the Global talent visa application process is always stressful, but the team has been very supportive throughout the application process and has given me all the information I needed. I have recommended by fellow professionals in Dubai after my successful application. I will definitely pop round when I’m next in London.

Osman

It's been a great pleasure working with Osbourne Immigration Team. Being based in Dubai I felt like I needed a local firm however their team was always on hand. It's been a lovely experience. Obviously, the Global talent visa application process is always stressful, but the team has been very supportive throughout the application process and has given me all the information I needed. I have recommended by fellow professionals in Dubai after my successful application. I will definitely pop round when I’m next in London..

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