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The Sponsor Licence Guide for Employers

For UK businesses keen on harnessing global talent, obtaining a Sponsor License is the first step. Resolve Solicitors, with its profound expertise in immigration and employment law, offers a dedicated service to guide businesses through the intricacies of the Sponsor License process, ensuring they can recruit the talent they need. A Sponsor License permits UK businesses to hire workers from outside the EEA and Switzerland. 


A Sponsor Licence is typically valid for 4 years. After this, you can apply for a renewal.

Tier 2 is for long-term job offers, while Tier 5 is for temporary workers and youth mobility.

Employers must ensure that they only assign Certificates of Sponsorship to workers when the job is suitable, monitor employees' immigration status, keep records of employees, and report specific details to the Home Office.

Once you receive the licence, you can immediately issue Certificates of Sponsorship to prospective employees, allowing them to apply for a UK visa.

Non-compliance can lead to the downgrading, suspension, or revocation of the licence. Additionally, financial penalties might be imposed.

Beyond the initial application, we offer continuous support in ensuring compliance, training HR teams, conducting mock audits, and providing timely updates on immigration law changes.

The Sponsor Licence primarily caters to skilled workers in roles that cannot be filled by the resident workforce. Unskilled roles are generally not covered.

The renewal process involves an application similar to the initial one. It's crucial to begin the process well before the current licence expires. Resolve Solicitors can guide you through this seamlessly.

Our blend of business understanding, vast experience, and in-depth immigration knowledge ensures your organisation remains compliant and competitive.

Contact us for a detailed consultation. We will assess your business needs, provide strategic advice, and initiate the Sponsor Licence application process.

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