Licences are valid for four years so if you want to continue to sponsor migrants, including existing sponsored employees, you need to apply for a renewal before your licence expires. Failure to renew in time can incur penalties, and any sponsored employees risk their visas being curtailed. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help safeguard your business and your workers by renewing your sponsor licence.
how can lexus law help?
- We will help you to gather any additional documentation required by UKVI.
- We will review your Sponsor Management System (SMS) account to make sure all your licence details are accurate before applying for your renewal.
- We will prepare you for a visit from the UKVI, ensuring your sponsorship duties have been complied with and you have adequate record-keeping processes in place.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to renew a sponsor licence?
Renewal applications cost the same as first-time licence applications; £536 for a small company or charity, and £1,476 a medium/large company.
When should I renew my licence?
You can apply to renew up to 90 days before your licence is due to expire, but we recommend you begin preparing for your application well in advance. Renewal applications are open for submission up to the expiry date of your licence; you do not need to have received the renewal decision before the licence expires, but you must have submitted your application on the SMS before this date.
Will my existing sponsored workers be affected if I don’t renew?
Yes, if you currently employ sponsored migrants, you will need to renew your licence, even if you don’t plan to hire any further overseas workers. If you do not renew your licence in time, your existing sponsored workers face their UK visas being curtailed.
How do I renew my licence?
Renewal applications must be submitted online through the Sponsor Management System (SMS).
Will the Home Office visit my business before renewing my licence?
We can’t say for sure whether UKVI will conduct a compliance visit or not. However, you should prepare under the assumption that they will, particularly if you have not received a compliance visit in the previous four years. We can help you to prepare for a visit from the Home Office, including a mock audit if required.
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Who we’ve helped
A Middle Eastern investment house that has FCA regulation in the UK
We assisted the client with a Sponsor Licence so that they could sponsor key workers and a CEO from the UK. We subsequently supported with a Sponsor Licence for one of the businesses the client had invested in, a luxury-branded serviced apartment business.
Who we’ve helped
One of the world’s largest vertical farming units
The company had secured backing from an asset management company specialising in investments with a sustainable, positive impact. To assist with the growth of the business, it needed to recruit senior scientists and food technologists. We assisted the company in obtaining a sponsor licence and continue to help with sponsoring overseas workers.
Who we’ve helped
A Japanese games manufacturer
Assisted with an intra company and skilled worker licence application to enable them to sponsor existing workers from Japan, as well as other developers and engineers from around the world.
Who we’ve helped
A US-based realtime communication platform company
We helped the client to apply for a sponsor licence as well assisting with the visa for a senior employee’s move to the UK. This involved working with a devolved in-house team scattered across the world, across HR, finance and legal departments.
Who we’ve helped
A successful restaurant chain looking to recruit specialist chefs
Assisted and advised the business with a sponsor licence application to recruit Specialist Chefs for their recently established food processing unit.