Sponsor Licence

UK businesses who want to hire non-UK resident workers must hold a Sponsorship Licence. Mulgrave Law are Sponsor Licence specialists. Here to help you every step of the way.

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Brexit has brought free movement to an end, many sectors across the UK have been struggling to recruit staff. The UK now lacks skilled workers across many sectors such as technology, finance, hospitality, medical etc. Due to this shortage of local talent UK employers are choosing to recruit from overseas to fill the gap in the labour market.  To sponsor a skilled worker from overseas, employers must comply with UK immigration law and need to obtain a Sponsor Licence first.

Sponsor Licences will either fall under the Skilled Worker or Temporary Worker category.
The type of role you are hiring for will determine which Sponsor Licence you will need. Valid for 4 years with a renewal option it allows UK businesses to hire international workers from outside the UK under the Skilled Worker route (previously known as Tier 2), Intra Company Transfer (ICT) route, and Tier 5 routes. Applying for a Sponsor Licence can be complex, businesses need to meet a specific set of strict conditions and timelines while applying and continue to meet guidelines once the licence has been granted.   

If you need to apply for a Sponsor Licence, the next step is to get the ball rolling by either giving us a call or by completing our contact form to book FREE a consultation. Our experienced, client centric lawyers will help you overcome challenges  that companies often face when going forward with a Sponsor Licence.


What you can expect from your Free 30-minute Consultation

At Mulgrave Law, we pride ourselves in making things simple! We guarantee advice that is clear, jargon free and tailored towards your specific industry. We offer a 30-minute free of charge initial consultation through video conference. On your consultation our friendly expert lawyers will answer your questions, And:

Assistance we offer once you are granted a sponsor licence

We always go the extra mile to make the application process a stress free one and provide continuous guidance. We are committed to you, which makes us your ideal partner. Once you have obtained a sponsor licence, we provide the following additional services:

Frequently Asked Questions about Sponsor Licences

In order to qualify for a Sponsor Licence, your company needs to prove that it is a genuine business; That there is a genuine vacancy; That the company has key personnel (such as an Authorising Officer) in place to carry out the obligations as a sponsor; The business you are applying for a sponsor licence has no previous adverse compliance history.

Sponsor Licences are valid for 4 years with the option to renew in the fourth year.

A Certificate of Sponsorship is an electronic document with a unique reference number that a Sponsor (Employer) must issue to the migrant worker to enable them to submit a visa application under the sponsored routes such as Skilled worker, ICT and Temporary worker.

A COS must confirm the worker’s personal details, the job title, duties, salary, location where the job will be carried out, the start and end date of employment and the relevant code.

Your business will need to have a robust human resource and recruitment system in place to be able to comply with your sponsorship duties and to maintain records as evidence of your compliance. If the Home Office has concerns about your ability to comply, your licence application could be refused or your licence being revoked after being granted.

The Home Office has introduced a priority service where businesses seeking to apply for a sponsor licence can now request for their application to be processed within 10 working days for an additional fee. The standard processing time for a sponsor licence application is up to eight weeks.

What our clients are saying

Rachel Dias
Rachel Dias
I had a fantastic experience with Mulgrave Law immigration law firm, particularly with Mehreen, who played a pivotal role in assisting me with spousal visa application. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and dedication were truly commendable. Thanks to her expertise and guidance, the application was successful. I am incredibly grateful for her support throughout the process. Mulgrave Law exceeded my expectations, and I highly recommend their services to anyone navigating immigration matters.
Yuting Hang
Yuting Hang
Exceptional service from Mulgrave Law. Mehreen assisted with my application in every detail. Her expertise guided me through the immigration process with professionalism and efficiency. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking immigration assistance.
General Manager VK
General Manager VK
Mulgrave Law did an incredible job ! They are extremely professional in what they and do not hesitate to tell you if will happen or not. Alisha and Mehreen guided me throughout the process to make it an successful application. Thank you Mulgrave Law.
Jawad Ghaffar
Jawad Ghaffar
Mulgrave Consultants provide very fair, smooth, quick services, especially Miss Mehreen assisted me and guided each step very deeply. She helped me at all stages with professional attitude and behaviour. Highly recommended MulGrave Law.
Georgie Barnes
Georgie Barnes
I am incredibly grateful for the exceptional service provided by Mulgrave Law. Their professionalism, diligence, and efficiency have significantly influenced the positive outcome of my case. I am truly overwhelmed by their dedication and cannot thank them enough for making such a difference. Highly recommended for anyone in need of outstanding legal assistance.
Kate Fairhurst
Kate Fairhurst
We used Mulgrave Law to support our organisation with our sponsor licence application. Mehreen was a great support throughout and provided a highly professional service. Would recommend.
I would recommend Mulgrave Law to anyone looking to get a visa, they were a please to deal with and I hope they will continue to help us throughout the years.
Flying Fish
Flying Fish
100 % satisfaction. Mehreen is one of the most efficient people I have dealt with in a very long time and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone. Top marks for a top law firm
Sashi Rijal
Sashi Rijal
I would highly recommend Mulgrave Law as they delivered our desired outcome. Especially, many thanks to Mehreen khattak who give proper guidance from starting to end. As, my husband change his visa from tier 4 to tier 2 she was all time with us weather it's weekdays or weekends. To get desire outcome everybody should go with Mulgrave Law as they are very genuine and dedicated toward your work. Your one decision will lead your way to celebration.
k p
k p
I highly recommend Meereen K and Mulgrave Law. Transparent and honest services. I was running out of my visa and honestly, Meereen handled my skilled worker visa process very effectively, assured and kept me informed about each stage. I could simply trust Meereen as in every email and phone communications the timelines, process, expectations, required documentation, are clearly explained and exchanged. With her extensive knowledge and experience Mehreen remained positive and poised in every meeting until I got my visa approved ☺️🙏.Mulgrave care about their clients, I could strongly say that as Mehreen continued to support me during her holiday. Timely response, affordable, clear and transparent services. Thank you Mehreen and Mulgrave Law for your amazing and timely help. ☺️

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