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Skilled Worker  Sponsorship Licence

Sponsorship Licence To Hire Skilled Workers

The sponsorship licence is needed for all UK employers who wish to employ skilled workers from outside the United Kingdom who do not have the right to work or live in the UK. Due to Brexit, businesses must have a skilled worker sponsor licence to hire workers from the European Union (excluding Irish citizens) as well.

If you want to act as a sponsor under The UK’s points-based immigration system or want to recruit skilled workers from the outside UK, you will need a sponsor licence. Sponsor licence can be approved on the basis of the following criteria;

  • You are a legitimate organisation working within the law in the UK
  • There are no reasons to believe that you are a threat to immigration control
  • Your organisation will meet its sponsorship duties
  • You should not have unspent criminal convictions such as fraud or money laundering
  • Your sponsor licence should not have been revoked in the last 12 months
  • You must have proper systems in place to monitor sponsored employees
  • You must be offering genuine employment with an appropriate salary

Under the points-based immigration system, anyone coming to the UK for work must meet a specific set of requirements.

We have been helping businesses for many years with UK visa and immigration issues and offer legal advice on a No Win, No Fee basis, which means you will not pay our service fee if your application is not approved. Please note that No Win No Fee won’t apply for applications from outside the UK and some sponsor licence applications and our fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. UKVCAS appointment charge, Home Office fee etc.

We are regulated by the Office of Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) and whether you’re a small business or a global company, we have the expertise to assist you with applying for your sponsorship licence.

We can help you to get a sponsor licence and issue a certificate of sponsorship, our professional legal advice and help in the application submission fee is £499.00.

If you are offering genuine employment with an appropriate salary and would like to apply for your skilled worker sponsorship licence through us and take advantage of No Win, No Fee services; please email the following further details to

  • Nature of the business
  • How old is the business
  • The number of employees
  • Yearly turnover(if known)
  • Vacant position(job title)

Alternatively, please send us a message via Request a Callback form and we will call you back.

Apart from helping you to get a sponsor licence, we can provide the following services to you in order to help you to comply with your sponsorship duties.

  • Help to issue Certificate of Sponsorships
  • Legal representation for skilled worker applications
  • Support you with your ongoing duties
  • Advise you with the Sponsor Management System (SMS)

The Home office fee for the application depends on the size of the organisation, as set out in the table below.


Small or charitable sponsor fee

Medium or large sponsor fee




Temporary Worker



Worker and Temporary Worker



Worker added to existing Temporary Worker




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