What is a sponsor licence?
Anne Morris provides an overview of the UK sponsorship licence.
“We’re often asked by companies large and small as to what the sponsorship licence is and why do they need one.
“Since 2008 every company in the UK that wants to employ a non-EU national must have a sponsor licence in place and be able to sponsor those individuals.
“A lot of employers get confused between Non-EU individuals and those who need visas.
“Not everybody you want to employ has to have a visa to work in the UK. It may well be that they’ve got indefinite Leave to Remain, or they may well have ancestry. But if you’re looking at a candidate who doesn’t have any of those and is a non-EU national then you will need to have a licence in place before you can onboard them as an employee.”