If you meet certain business eligibility and job suitability requirements, you could benefit from the ability to recruit migrant workers. Over the years, Lexus Law have supported innumerable clients from a range of industries with their visa sponsor licence applications. Our immigration lawyers are experienced in advising on licensing obligations, prevention of illegal employment and compliance audits.
In addition to supporting with the application for a sponsor licence, our lawyers are equipped to assist with renewals, and can provide guidance in case of refusals, suspensions and revocations.
how can lexus law help?
Whether we handle the application process on your behalf, or provide guidance where needed, our immigration lawyers have the expertise to help with the following aspects of sponsor licence applications:
- Assessing eligibility and suitability: Before preparing your application, we will make sure your business is eligible for a sponsor licence. We will also verify your job suitability by ensuring the roles offered meet all criteria stipulated by the Home Office.
- Choosing a licence type: Which licence you apply for will depend on the immigration route your employees will be taking, and each licence type comes with its own complex rules and processes. Our lawyers will ensure you are applying for the right licence for your organisation’s requirements.
- Making an application: Prior to applying, we can provide staff training on compliance duties and will help you to designate the various sponsorship authorisation roles within your team. We will then help you gather the required documentation and assist with the completion of your online application, ensuring the best chance for approval.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a sponsor licence application cost?
£536 for a small company or charity, and £1,476 for a medium/large company. You may qualify as a small sponsor if two or more of the following apply:
- Your annual turnover is £10.2 million or less
- Your total assets are worth £5.1 million or less
- You have 50 employees or fewer
How long will it take to get my licence?
In most cases, you will receive a decision from the Home Office within eight weeks of your application. If a compliance visit is required prior to issuing the licence decision, this could take up to 12 weeks, but processing times may vary. If you need to expedite your application, you can pay an additional fee of £500 to receive the decision within ten working days.
What type of licence should I apply for?
This depends on the kind of worker you want to sponsor. You can apply for a ‘Worker’ licence to sponsor people in different types of skilled employments for a range of time periods. Alternatively, you can apply for a ‘Temporary Worker’ licence, which includes volunteering and job-shadowing, and is only valid for specific types of employment. Both licence types are split into further categories. Get in touch if you’d like support navigating the licence types.
How do I apply?
Applications are made online via the Home Office website. All supporting documents and evidence must be submitted within five days of your initial application.
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Who we’ve helped
French luxury clothing brand with over 100 branches worldwide
The client needed to recruit a senior worker from France, so we applied for a sponsor licence to cover seven of the company’s stores in London.
Who we’ve helped
Provider of rotary transmission solutions to various industry sectors
The client needed young engineers to assist with their manufacturing process and were primarily looking at recruiting on graduate schemes. A number of recent job applications they had received were from international students, so we assisted with their sponsor licence to enable them to recruit migrant workers.
Who we’ve helped
A global telecommunications business
We helped the client apply for a sponsor licence for their UK business to enable them to transfer employees from their overseas offices to the UK.
Who we’ve helped
A wealthy international investor who owns a five-star hotel in Central London
We assisted the client in applying for a sponsor licence that would enable them to sponsor overseas workers. We also supported the family members with their visas.
Who we’ve helped
An umbrella brand with a number of successful restaurants
The client’s company has a complicated corporate structure which includes a number of restaurants under one umbrella brand. We assisted with the application for a central sponsor licence that would cover all their restaurants and branches, enabling them to sponsor overseas workers.