Sponsor Licence with a Criminal Record?

When applying for a sponsor licence, your organisation will need to satisfy various suitability criteria, not least that those responsible for the day-to-day running of your business, including the key personnel assigned to use the sponsor management system, are all honest, dependable and reliable. The following guide is for UK employers and HR departments when […]

Sponsor Licence Application Refused?

sponsor licence application refused

If your sponsor licence application is refused or rejected by UKVI, this can have a hugely detrimental impact on your business operations and workforce planning. It is also likely to see your application fee lost. While there is no right to appeal if your sponsor licence application has been refused, other options may be open […]

Sponsor Licence: How Long Does it Take?

When applying to the Home Office for a sponsor licence, it is helpful for employers to understand how long the sponsor application takes to process. This can assist with planning recruitment and onboarding activity. The longer the processing time, the more likely there will be issues if a candidate has already been identified as they may […]

Appendix A Sponsor Licence Documents

Appendix A Sponsor Licence Supporting Documents

Appendix A supports the full Home Office policy guidance on sponsoring a non-UK resident worker. It lists the documents you must provide to support your application and evidence your organisation’s eligibility for a sponsor licence. In most cases, you will need to provide at least four supporting documents from those cited in Appendix A. The […]

Sponsor Licence Guidance for Employers

Sponsor licence guidance

Sponsor licence guidance for employers Hiring from overseas is a business decision that is rarely taken lightly. UK immigration rules are complex and demanding on employers of foreign workers. Non-compliance will result in harsh penalties, designed to impact business operations. Yet shortages in the UK talent market mean international recruitment is often a commercial necessity. […]

PBS Licence (Employer FAQs)

pbs licence

If you are a UK employer looking to sponsor a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need to apply for a sponsor licence under the UK points-based system (PBS). Our business immigration specialists answer some frequently asked questions from employers about applying for and maintaining a ‘PBS […]

Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Application

tier 2 sponsor licence application

Under the Points Based System UK employers have to make a Tier 2 sponsor licence application before they can employ non-EEA workers. Employers who do not have a sponsor licence will be unable to hire new workers from outside the EU or extend work permits for current migrant employees.   What type of sponsor licence […]

Tier 2 Licence Application

Under the Points Based System UK employers have to make a tier 2 licence application before they can employ non-EEA workers. Employers who do not have a sponsor licence will be unable to hire new workers from outside the EU or extend work permits for current employees. Tier 2 licence application: What do employers have […]