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When it comes to a Sponsorship Licence application, consider WorkPermitCloud. We provide a cloud-based solution for your sponsor licence application to be UKVI compliant. Get your Sponsor Licence sorted today.
If a UK firm wants to employ non-UK residents (including EU nationals entering the UK from 1st January 2021), the employer must have a valid sponsor licence from the UK Home Office. The process of employer sponsorship licence application can be complex, and WorkPermitCloud can assist with this. There are two types of sponsor licences available: Tier 2 and Tier 5. The Tier 2 sponsor licence is for UK employers who want to sponsor non-UK nationals to work in skilled jobs in the UK. This includes jobs that require a specific skill set, professional qualifications, or relevant experience. The Tier 5 sponsor licence is for UK employers who want to sponsor non-UK nationals for temporary work in the UK. This includes jobs in creative and sporting fields, charity work, religious work, and government-authorised exchange programs. To apply for a Tier 2 or Tier 5 sponsor licence, the employer must follow the sponsor licence guidance and meet certain eligibility criteria, such as having a physical presence in the UK, being a genuine business, and having appropriate HR systems in place. They must also provide the necessary supporting documentation.
Application for a UK sponsorship licence requires certain documents you need to provide to succeed. In addition to the sponsorship licence application form, you will also need to submit a minimum of 4 supporting documents from the list below:
Apart from the above documents, the company must have a Pension scheme in place.
If the skilled worker sponsor licence application is denied, there is a six-month cooling-off period before you can reapply. In some cases, you may be able to appeal the decision. You’ll need to address the reasons your application was denied in your reapplication.
If the refusal is due to document errors, you may be able to correct the mistake and resubmit your application. For any decisions that were not overturned after an error correction, the only other option would be to lodge a judicial review.
To apply for a sponsor licence, it usually takes 8 weeks to get a decision from the Home Office. Processing time may be longer if your application is complex or you have not provided the required information. The Home Office may need to conduct an on-site visit to your business premises as part of their due diligence and this can add a few more weeks to the process.
If the skilled worker sponsor licence application is refused, there is a six-month cooling-off period before you can reapply. In some cases, you may be able to appeal the decision. You’ll need to address the reasons your application was denied in your reapplication. WorkPermitCloud can provide assistance in this matter.
The cost of a sponsor licence application varies depending on the size of the organisation.
For small organisations, the Sponsor Licence application fee is £536, which needs to be paid to the Home Office
For Medium to large organisations, the Sponsor Licence application fee is £1,476, which also needs to be paid to the Home Office.
A small organisation is defined as 1-50 staff, less than 10.2 million annual turnovers, and total assets worth £5.1 million or less.
Additionally, an annual sponsor licence fee must be paid to maintain the licence, but that will only depend on the number of skilled workers the company employs.
To Sponsor a foreign worker in your company, the process involves the employer applying for a sponsor licence from the UK Home Office, securing the necessary requirements and advertising the role to be filled by the overseas worker.
Once you became a licenced sponsor in the UK, you can then issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to the perspect foreign employees, the employee then use the CoS to apply for their skilled worker visa.
It is important to note that sponsor licence holders are required to follow the sponsor duties and manage the licence in compliance with Home Office guidance. More information about sponsor licence compliance click here.
Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) is an electronic document that is issued by the sponsor licence holders to foreign workers they want to hire.
Employers should apply for a Defined and Undefined CoS through the Sponsorship Management System (SMS).
Employers should have access to the SMS when their sponsor licences are granted. The process is relatively straightforward but does require some upfront work by the employer. If you had like some professional advice from Immigration Lawyers, contact WorkPermitCloud.
WorkPermitCloud specialises in Tier 2 and Tier 5 Sponsor Licence Applications. We have a team of Sponsor Licence Experts who are OISC approved Immigration advisors.
We have assisted 1000+ companies to get their sponsor licence granted successfully. We deliver expert support where we can evaluate your sponsorship needs and help you to make sure your application meets all the criteria on which the Home Office will assess it.
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