Sponsor Licence Applications
Are you an employer looking to recruit workers from overseas? Have you previously employed European nationals who don’t have pre-settled or settled status and you now wish to offer them long term work in the UK? If so, you will need to apply for a Sponsor Licence from the Home Office and we would be delighted to help with the process.
Let us take the stress and effort away while you concentrate on identifying potential candidates from outside the UK. We will advise you on the prospects of success with your sponsor licence application and work with you to prepare the application so that it meets all of the relevant requirements. Whether you are a small, medium or large company we will be able to guide you throughout the process, including advising on how to complete the application form, who to appoint as key personnel, what documents and information to provide in support of the application and specific guidance regarding your duties and responsibilities as a Sponsor.
Once you have received your licence we can assist with applications for Certificates of Sponsorship, sponsor licence renewals, managing the online Sponsor Management System and applying for Skilled Worker visas for your potential employees.
Pre-licence and Post-licence audits
Before you receive your licence the Home Office might want to carry out a pre-licence audit and we are trained to help prepare for the audit, including advising on the policies and procedures that need to be in place to satisfy the Home Office that you should be granted a licence. If you did not have an audit before receiving your licence the Home Office will, at some stage, want to conduct an audit at your premises to ensure that you are continuing to fulfil your duties and responsibilities as Sponsor. We would be happy to support you in preparation for a post licence audit, including attending at your premises and answering any questions the Home Office might have regarding your company and your procedures and practices. We understand how important it is to continue to meet the requirements to avoid suspension or revocation of the licence and can advise on the best way to ensure that this does not happen.
Sponsor Licence Applications-full advice and assistance with the application including one hour consultation, follow up communication with the Home Office, and optional management of the Sponsor Management System £1500-£2000
Applications for Certificates of Sponsorship-£195
Pre and Post Licence Audits-comprehensive and thorough support with preparation for compliance audits including advice on the relevant HR policies and procedures companies need to have in place to ensure sponsor duties are met, attendance at the company’s premises during the compliance audit and follow up communications and liaison with UK Visas and Immigration £1500.