Trusted Immigration Solicitors in London

Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Revoked

Free Initial Consultation
25+ Years of Experience
No Hidden Charges
Affordable Transparent Pricing

Sponsor Licence Revocation

The Home Office has the right to revoke your Tier 2 Sponsor Licence if you or your organisation fails to comply with the UK immigration law. Hiring immigration experts from Osbourne Pinner can help you challenge the decision or rectify any kind of non-compliance issues to avoid any breach in UK immigration laws. The process to get a Sponsor Licence for an organisation is very lengthy and complicated in the first place. Plus, a Sponsor Licence holder has to abide by certain duties and responsibilities to sustain the licence and legally hire international employees.


Once you have acquired the Sponsor Licence, it is very important to ensure that the licence is not revoked or suspended by the Home Office as it would have a very negative impact on both the organisation and sponsored employees. The Home Office continuously updates its requirements and guidance; thus, the businesses must keep themselves up to date with the latest laws related to the Sponsor Licence. If a business is unable to fulfil the responsibilities and duties of a sponsor, the Home Office could either suspend or revoke the Sponsor Licence. It is always better to keep in touch with an experienced law firm like Osbourne Pinner to avoid such situations.

When Could a Sponsorship Licence be Revoked?

There could be various circumstances under which a Sponsor Licence might get revoked. However, these are the most common reasons for Sponsor Licence revocation;

  • After issuing a Sponsor Licence to a business, if the Home Office finds out that the Sponsor has provided false or misleading information in the application or during renewal, then the Sponsor Licence might get revoked.

  • If the business/sponsor has employed illegal workers in the UK.

  • If the business is unable to undertake periodic work checks according to the Home Office guidelines.

  • If the Home Office finds out that an organisation has employed a non-EEA citizen for a profession that doesn’t meet the necessary skills for the post.

  • If the business fails to provide the requested documents to the Home Office within a certain deadline.

When Could a Sponsor Licence be Revoked?

If a business does not pose a serious threat to the UK immigration laws, then the Home Office will suspend the Sponsor Licence until further actions are taken. The following reasons might be responsible for the suspension of a Sponsor Licence:

  • The business is unable to comply with the Sponsor duties

  • The business is continuously failing to comply with the requirements

  • Unable to keep all the company records updated to report any changes to the Home Office.

  • The business is paying their sponsored workers in cash

  • The business is unable to conduct the residence labour market test

In the event of a Sponsor Licence suspension, the Home Office will send a notification to the Sponsor with a written reason. The Sponsor will only get 20 working days to take action on the decision. It is always better to get advice from our immigration solicitors to get your Sponsor Licence back within the time.

Speak To An Expert Now!

    What are the Consequences of Sponsor Licence Revocation?

    There could be multiple consequences of getting your Sponsor Licence Revoked and suspended. It could impact both your organisation and non-EEA employees who have been sponsored in the UK.

    • If you are caught employing illegal workers in your business, you might face a hefty fine up to £20,000 per illegal employee.

    • Any sponsored employee under your company will have to leave the country immediately once the Sponsor Licence is revoked. All the sponsored employees will be given 60 days will get 60 days to vacate the country.

    • The Home Office might also further investigate your business if you fail to comply with the Sponsorship duties. You may also have to pay a fine, and this amount will completely depend on your offence against the sponsorship regulations.

    Our team of solicitors can help you if you believe that your licence was unfairly or mistakenly revoked. We can provide you with complete support to reapply for a Sponsor Licence once you get past the cooling-off period of 12 months.

    Implications of Brexit on Tier 2 Sponsor Licence

    How Can Osbourne Pinner Help You?

    It is already proven that the process to acquire the Sponsor Licence is a difficult process in the first place. Taking advice from the immigration experts of Osbourne Pinner can give you complete guidance about the requirements and Sponsor duties so that you are able to avoid suspension and revocation at any cost. The immigration solicitors have years of experience in UK business immigration and can save you from facing a suspension or revocation of your Sponsor Licence. Our team will help your business to refute the decision and even submit a judicial review.

    Our Team Can Help You With

    • Applications of Tier 2 Sponsorships

    • Audits and compliance of Tier 2 Sponsorship

    • Management of Tier 2 Sponsorship

    • Guidance for Skilled Workers Visas on Sponsorship Licence

    • Renewals of Tier 2 Sponsor Licences

    • Revocations of Tier 2 Sponsorship Licences

    Please give us a call on 0203 980 9348, and our team will be delighted to assist you.

    • Text Hover

    Regulatory and Client’s Reviews

    Call Now Button
    Translate »
    Subscribe to Our Newsletter
    Download the Case Study for Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements

    Thank you for Subscribe

    Our Newsletter