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Sponsor Licence Application Service

A Trusted Partner for Sponsorship Licence Application

Sponsor Licence Application Service

A Trusted Partner for Sponsorship Licence Application

Efficient Sponsor Licence Application Services

When it comes to processing applications for sponsorship licence, consider WorkPermitCloud. It is an innovative Legal and HR-tech company established in 2020, specialising in Business Immigration and HR systems for applying for a sponsor licence.

About Sponsor Licence

 If a UK firm wants to employ non-UK resident employees (including EU nationals entering the UK from 1st January 2021), the employer must have a valid sponsorship licence from the UK Home Office. The process of employer sponsorship licence application can be complex, and WorkPermitCloud can assist with this.

What are the Required Documents for a Sponsor Licence Application?

Application for a UK sponsorship licence requires certain documents you need to provide to succeed. In addition to the sponsorship licence application form, you'll also need to submit minimum of 4 supporting documents from the list below:

PAYE or Account Office reference letter from HMRC (PAYE reference number is mandatory)

SIGNED Annual Accounts (it's mandatory if the business is over 18 months old)

Minimum 1-month business bank statement, the bank needs to be registered and regulated by the FCA and PRA, Revolut bank is not acceptable.

Employer liability insurance certificate (minimum employee cover £5 million)

Copy of Lease OR freehold OR Tenancy agreement

Copy of regulatory approval, i.e. Health & Safety star rating for food business, ACCA, SRA

VAT Certificate (if registered)

SIGNED Annual account (if the business is over 18 months old)

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.

How long does it take to apply for a Sponsor Licence?

To apply for a sponsor licence, It usually takes 8 weeks to get a decision from 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 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. 

How much does it cost to get a Sponsor Licence?

The cost of a sponsor licence application varies depending on the size of the organisation.

For small organisations, the Sponsor Licence application fee needs to be paid to Home Office is £536,

For Medium to large organisations, the Sponsor Licence application fee needs to be paid to Home Office £1,476.

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 Tier 2 and 5 migrants the company employs.

What is the process to Sponsor a Skilled Worker?  

The is a process whereby UK employers can sponsor skilled overseas workers to come and work in the UK. involves the employer applying for a licence from the UK Home Office, securing the necessary requirements and advertising the role to be filled by the overseas worker.


If the role is suitable for a Tier 2 migrant, the employer can then sponsor the migrant and apply for their visa. The process is relatively straightforward but does require some upfront work by the employer.

How can WorkPermitCloud Limited help?

Our Sponsor Licence Application service includes:

Evaluate Organisation's sponsorship need.

Determine the appropriate type of sponsorship licence

Check Organisation's previous business performance.

Review Authorising officer, level 1 user and Key contact person's fitness for the role.

Recommend mandatory and supporting documents based on the nature of the organisation.

Assist organisation to respond to Home Office questions with precise answers developed through in-depth situation analysis.

Provide guidance on sponsorship-related fees.

Help organisation to avail fast track service from Home Office.

Provide expert support for first-time sponsorship license applications or to deal with renewal, suspensions and revocations.

If you want to know more about our Sponsor License application service, please leave your enquiry here

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