Skilled Worker Route Sponsorship Costs: A Comprehensive Guide for UK Companies

Skilled Worker Route Sponsorship Costs: A Comprehensive Guide for UK Companies

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Skilled Worker Route Sponsorship Costs

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Introduction

If you are an employer who wants to sponsor a foreign worker, you should be aware of the costs involved in the skilled worker visa process. You will have to pay different fees at different stages of the sponsorship, both for the initial application and for the on-going visa process.

This article explains the various expenses that you will incur as an employer when you hire workers on a skilled worker visa in 2024, which replaced the Tier 2 visa.

What is UK visa sponsorship?

UK visa sponsorship is a process that allows UK employers to hire workers from outside the UK. To be a sponsor, organizations or employers in the UK will need to have a sponsor license by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Getting this license involves meeting certain requirements, like showing a commitment to following immigration rules and proving they can handle the responsibilities of being a sponsor.

A guide to essentials – how to apply for a Sponsor Licence for UK employers

Sponsorship licence application fee to employ skilled workers

UK employers are required to hold a valid sponsor license to employ non-UK resident workers through most work visa routes. Being a sponsor license holder entails costs that need to be considered in recruitment and on-going employment budgets.

The Home Office implements a tiered fee system for sponsorship license applications.

Small businesses & charities sponsor licence

According to the Home Office, an organization is considered a small company if it meets at least two of the following criteria:

  1. The company’s turnover is no more than £10.2 million.
  2. The company’s balance sheet total is no more than £5.1 million.
  3. The company has no more than 50 employees.

If a business falls within the definition of a small business or is a charity, it will pay the small company application fee, which is £536.

Large business sponsor licence

If a company does not meet the criteria specified by the Home Office of a small business, it will be categorized as a larger business, and the corresponding application fee will be £1,476.

Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) Fees

Upon obtaining a Sponsor Licence, a company is obligated to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to each sponsored worker. Presently, the fee for a CoS stands at £239 per certificate, regardless of whether it is a Defined Certificate of Sponsorship for entry clearance or an Undefined Certificate of Sponsorship for leave to remain in the UK.

The precise and accurate assignment of CoS is crucial to avoid unnecessary expenditure and potential refusals in visa applications. Incorrectly assigning a CoS type not only increases the risk of visa application rejections but also puts the company at risk of failing to comply with sponsor duties, which may, in turn, lead to the suspension or revocation of the sponsor license. It’s noteworthy that if there are changes in a skilled worker’s job code, they may necessitate an additional CoS to continue their employment with the same company. This underscores the significance of meticulous attention to CoS details to ensure a smooth and compliant sponsorship process.

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Immigration Skills Charge (ISC)

The Immigration Skills Charge is a fee mandated by the UK government for employers sponsoring skilled workers from abroad. Its primary aim is to prompt employers to invest in local workforce training, reducing reliance on migrant labor. This charge is applied on a per-employee basis and is paid upfront when issuing a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to the sponsored worker. The fee amount varies based on the employer’s size and nature:

  1. Small or charitable organizations: £364 per sponsored worker per year.
  2. Medium to large organizations: £1,000 per sponsored worker per year.

Certain exceptions, such as students switching or specific job codes for skilled workers, may be exempt from this fee. Notably, unlike most charges, the Immigration Skills Charge must be covered by the employing company.
There’s a possibility of partial refunds if the sponsored migrant doesn’t complete the full CoS duration, experiences visa application issues, or doesn’t come to work for the sponsoring company.

Priority Fees for sponsor license application

Businesses have the option to expedite the processing of sponsor licence applications or in-year Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) allocations within the UK by choosing priority processing services. The pre-licence priority sponsor licence service enables a quicker processing time, typically within 10 working days, in exchange for a fee of £500 per request.

After the sponsor license is granted

After you get your sponsor license, additional costs may arise, and these can be covered either by the company or the applicant.

Visa application fees

The visa application fees differ depending on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) and the job category, including whether it falls under the shortage occupation list. As of January 2024, the visa application fees per person are as follows:

In – country applications

CoS valid up to 3 years

Cos valid up to 3+ years

Skilled Worker (and any dependants) £827 £1,636
Skilled Worker with Shortage Occupation CoS (and any dependants) £551 £1,084
Health and Care visa (and any dependants) £284 £551
Health and Care visa Shortage Occupation CoS (and any dependants) £284 £551

Entry clearance applications

CoS valid up to 3 years

Cos valid up to 3+ years

Skilled Worker (and any dependants) £719 £1,420
Skilled Worker with Shortage Occupation CoS (and any dependants) £551 £1,084
Health and Care visa (and any dependants) £284 £551
Health and Care visa Shortage Occupation CoS (and any dependants) £284 £551

Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)

Applicants for visas with a duration exceeding 6 months are subject to the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) fee. As of today, these fees stand at:

  • Most adult migrants: £ 1,035 per year
  • Students and individuals on the Youth Mobility Scheme: £ 776 per year
  • Children under 18: £ 776 per year

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UK Sponsor Licence Cooling-off Period

Understanding and Overcoming Sponsor Licence Cooling-off Periods in UK Immigration

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UK Sponsor Licence Cooling-off Period

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In this article we have covered these important points:

Introduction

If the Home Office has refused your sponsor licence application or revoked your existing sponsor licence, your business could be subjected to a cooling-off period. In this article, we will examine the implications of this cooling – off period for your company and your sponsored overseas workers, and provide insights into how our services can assist you during this challenging situation.

What Is a Sponsor Licence Cooling-off Period?

If your application for a sponsor licence has been refused, you might not be able to submit a subsequent application successfully until a specific amount of time has lapsed since the initial refusal. This prescribed waiting duration is commonly termed as the ‘cooling-off period.’ During this period, you may be required to wait before making another attempt to secure a sponsor licence.

It basically refers to a specific timeframe during which a company is restricted from applying for a sponsor licence in the United Kingdom. This period is imposed in certain circumstances, and if a company applies for a sponsor licence during this period, the application will be automatically refused without the possibility of discretion.

The circumstances under which a cooling-off period may be imposed include

1. Previous Refusal

If a company’s earlier application for a sponsor licence was refused.

2. Revocation of a Previous Licence

If a sponsor licence that the company held previously has been revoked, or if the company surrendered the licence while compliance action was underway with the intention of avoiding revocation.

3. Civil Penalty Issued

If the company has been issued a civil penalty from a specified list of violations.

4. Criminal Conviction

If the company or its representatives have been convicted of a criminal offence from a specified list.

During the cooling-off period, the company is not allowed to submit a successful application for a sponsor licence. It serves as a measure to ensure that companies comply with immigration rules and standards before being granted the privilege of sponsoring foreign workers or individuals.

Who Does a Cooling-off Period Apply To?

It’s crucial to emphasize that a cooling-off period extends beyond just the company or legal entity directly implicated in the refusal, revocation, civil penalty, or conviction.

Instead, it can encompass a broad spectrum of individuals associated with the business, including:

  • Owners
  • Directors
  • Key Personnel or individuals proposed for key roles (such as Authorising Officer, Key Contact, Level 1 User)
  • Individuals actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the business

Therefore, it becomes imperative to verify that no person linked to the business in any of these capacities is currently under a cooling-off period. If any such individual is subject to such a restriction, it will result in the automatic refusal of the licence application.

Hence, thorough scrutiny of the cooling-off status of all relevant individuals is essential to ensure the success of the Sponsor licence application.

What can my business do to avoid a sponsor licence cooling off period?

To avoid a cooling-off period for a UK sponsor licence application, your business should take proactive measures to ensure compliance with the immigration rules and requirements.

1. Thoroughly Understand the Rules

Familiarize yourself and your team with the UK’s immigration rules and requirements for sponsor licences. Keep yourself updated on any changes to these rules.

2. Accurate Application Submission

Submit a comprehensive and accurate sponsor licence application. Ensure all required documents and information are provided in the correct format and within specified deadlines.

3. Internal Compliance Audits:

Regularly conduct internal audits to ensure that your business is consistently complying with the terms and conditions of the sponsor licence. This includes maintaining accurate records, notifying the Home Office of any changes, and adhering to reporting obligations.

4. Monitoring Employee Status

Keep track of the immigration status of sponsored employees. Promptly address any issues, such as visa expirations or changes in employment circumstances, to avoid non-compliance.

5. Response to Home Office Queries

If the Home Office requests additional information or clarification during the application process, respond promptly and accurately to demonstrate your commitment to compliance.

By taking a proactive approach to compliance and seeking professional advice when needed, your business can enhance its chances of a successful sponsor licence application and minimize the risk of a cooling-off period.

How Long Is a Sponsor Licence Application Cooling-off Period?

The following table outlines the duration of the cooling-off period required before one can submit a Sponsor license application, depending on the specific circumstances.

Circumstances Cooling – off period
Your application was refused (or would have been refused had you not withdrawn it) due to the following reasons:

  • Your application was submitted through a representative.
  • You failed to furnish the documents or information requested within a specified deadline, and this delay was beyond your control.
  • If you sought licensing under the Scaleup route, your application was rejected solely because you did not fulfill the criteria defining a ‘qualifying Scale-up sponsor.’
No cooling-off period. This means you can apply again at any time.
Your previous application was refused (or would have been refused had you not withdrawn it) for any reason not explicitly outlined in this table 6 months from the date your application was refused (or the date when the Home Office notified you that they had accepted your withdrawal request, as the case may be).
You previously held a sponsor licence and it was revoked (or it would have been revoked had you not surrendered it) 12 months from the date of the notice informing you that your licence had been revoked (or the date when the Home Office notified you that they had accepted your request to surrender your licence, as the case may be).
If you have been issued with a civil penalty for employing an illegal worker under either:

  • Section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006;or
  • Regulation 11 of the Accession of Croatia (Worker Authorisation) Regulations 2013

and you have paid the penalty in full

12 months from the date you paid the penalty in full.
If more than one civil penalty has been issued to an owner, a director, or an Authorising Officer of your organization (individually or collectively) under section 23 or section 25 of the Immigration Act 2014 for authorizing occupation of premises under a residential tenancy agreement by an adult who is disqualified due to their immigration status, and all those penalties have been paid in full 12 months from the date the penalties were paid in full.
If you have been issued with a civil penalty or charge under:

  • Section 32 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999: carrying clandestine entrants
  • Section 40 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, carrying passengers without proper documents
  • Section 24 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 or the Authority to Carry (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2015: bringing a passenger to the UK in breach of an authority to carry scheme.

And the penalty or charge has been paid in full

5 years from the date you paid the penalty or charge in full.
If either of the following conditions applies:

  • You have been issued with two or more civil penalties for employing an illegal worker under section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, or regulation 11 of the Accession of Croatia (Worker Authorisation) Regulations 2013. or
  • Three or more civil penalties have been issued to an owner, a director, or an Authorising Officer of your organization (either individually or collectively) under section 23 or section 25 of the Immigration Act 2014 for authorizing occupation of premises under a residential tenancy agreement by an adult who is disqualified due to their immigration status.

And all those penalties have been paid in full

The Home Office may refuse your licence application for up to 5 years after the date you paid the penalty in full – see notes below this table.
If you or a person mentioned above has an outstanding civil penalty or charge for any of the offenses listed above and the penalty remains unpaid even after the exhaustion of objection and appeal rights Indefinite – the Home Office will not grant you a licence while you have an unpaid civil penalty or charge.
You have an unspent conviction for a relevant offence Until the conviction is spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, if an unspent conviction is recorded against an individual in your organization, you have the option to reapply for a license (subject to any other cooling-off period specified in this table) before the conviction is spent. This is applicable if that individual:

  • No longer works for your organization.
  • No longer falls under the definition of ‘you’ (the organization).
  • Does not have significant involvement in the running or financing of your business.

The impact of the cooling off period on sponsored workers

If an employer’s sponsor licence is revoked, it will have serious implications for the sponsored worker. The worker’s Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) will be cancelled, and their visa is usually limited to 60 days unless the remaining validity of their visa is less than 60 days. In that case, the worker can stay in the UK for the duration of the remaining visa validity. If the sponsor licence revocation is due to a serious act by the worker, the Home Office may require them to leave the UK more quickly.

However, the sponsored worker has the option to seek alternative employment with a new employer possessing the appropriate sponsor licence. To do so, they must obtain a new Certificate of Sponsorship from the new employer and apply for a new work visa to continue their stay and employment in the UK.

Why does the Home Office impose cooling – off period for sponsor licence?

The Home Office imposes cooling-off periods because they hold the perspective that allowing businesses to submit multiple sponsor licence applications following each revocation could eliminate a genuine deterrent for non-compliance with sponsor licence duties. Additionally, it might diminish the incentive for adhering to immigration rules.

Imposing a cooling-off period can discourage immediate reapplication after a sponsor licence has been revoked or an application has been refused. This helps prevent abuse of the system and allows time for the issues leading to the refusal or revocation to be addressed. It may also provide the Home Office with an opportunity to review the circumstances surrounding the refusal or revocation and allow the sponsor to rectify any compliance issues or deficiencies identified during the initial application or sponsorship period.

Submitting a New Sponsor Licence Application

Prior to submitting a new application, it is crucial to verify that the grounds on which the Home Office rejected (or would have rejected) your previous application or revoked (or would have revoked) your prior license are no longer relevant. The expiration of the cooling-off period does not guarantee approval by the Home Office; it is essential to completely fulfill the requirements outlined in the UKVI guidance to secure a positive outcome for your application.

During the application process, a compliance officer from UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) may conduct a check on your compliance. In such instances, the officer will perform relevant assessments to confirm that you have implemented the necessary systems and procedures to fulfill your sponsorship obligations. If the Home Office remains unconvinced of your ability to meet these obligations or deems you unsuitable to hold a sponsor license, your application will be rejected again, leading to another cooling-off period.

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How an Immigration audit can safeguard your Sponsor Licence

Protecting Your Sponsor Licence: The Role of Immigration Audits

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Immigration Audit Shields Your Sponsor Licence

In this article we have covered these important points:

Introduction

In an era marked by growing globalization, businesses frequently aim to draw in and retain talent from various parts of the world. For companies based in the UK, acquiring and upholding a Sponsor Licence stands as a crucial step in facilitating this endeavor.

In the process of acquiring and sustaining a UK Sponsor License, businesses face increasing scrutiny from the Home Office. An Immigration Audit emerges as a crucial tool in ensuring compliance and success in this challenging landscape.

In this article, we explore the concept of an immigration audit and discuss how our immigration lawyers can assist in carrying out an audit for your business. Additionally, we will delve into the Home Office inspection process and the repercussions associated with not meeting inspection requirements.

What actions can be taken by the UK Home Office?

The Home Office employ various measures to ensure the enforcement of sponsors’ obligations and early identification of sponsors displaying dishonesty, incompetence, or any other inappropriate behaviour.

Potential actions that the Home Office might take include:

  1. Decreasing your certificate of sponsorship (CoS) allocation.
  2. Lowering your license status to a B-rating.
  3. Temporarily suspending your license.
  4. Revoking your license.
  5. Canceling the permission for your sponsored workers to remain in the UK.
  6. Reporting to the police or other relevant authorities if we suspect a criminal or civil offense has occurred.

What is included in the Immigration audit?

To ensure ongoing compliance with the duties and responsibilities of being a licensed sponsor, the Home Office may undertake a compliance check.

This process may encompass various actions such as:

  • Requesting additional documents or information from you
  • Validating the documents and information you have provided
  • Conducting on-site visits
  • Performing a digital compliance inspection, which involves remote video conferencing interviews
  • Coordinating checks with other government departments, agencies, or local authorities
  • Taking into account any emerging information or evidence, such as during the assessment of applications from your sponsored workers or in response to public allegations
  • Regularly checking with HMRC to verify that you are appropriately compensating your workers in accordance with the Immigration Rules and sponsor guidance.

What is the purpose of Immigration audit?

The purpose of these checks is to make sure:

  • Verify the accuracy and completeness of the information provided by the sponsor.
  • Ensure the sponsor can genuinely offer employment.
  • Confirm the sponsor’s authenticity, ensuring lawful operation in the UK.
  • Assess whether there are grounds to believe the sponsor poses a threat to immigration control or has engaged in behavior contrary to the public good.
  • Confirm the sponsor’s commitment to and actual compliance with all sponsorship duties.

What happens during a compliance check?

During a compliance check, compliance officers will perform various checks and may conduct interviews with both you and your sponsored workers. This can occur through either an on-site compliance visit to physical locations where sponsored work is carried out, including third-party offices, or a digital compliance inspection.

The compliance officer may undertake the following actions:

  • Verify information provided in your sponsor licence application, potentially including taking photographs of the business premises.
  • Verify information submitted in support of any worker’s entry clearance or permission application.
  • Ensure compliance with all sponsor duties, either during the check or beforehand if interviewed before the licence application decision.
  • Interview sponsored workers, including those previously sponsored.
  • Speak with employees or colleagues involved in the recruitment of sponsored workers.
  • Inspect records and/or systems to confirm adherence to sponsor obligations and rules, such as record-keeping requirements outlined in Appendix D of the sponsor guidance.
  • Conduct checks on other workers to ensure compliance with the obligation to prevent illegal working.
  • Perform checks, including criminal record and civil penalty checks, on individuals falling under the general definition of ‘you’ (see Glossary in Part 1 of the sponsor guidance) or anyone associated with you, such as responsible employees who are not directors or Key Personnel, and financiers involved in the operation of your institution.

Outcome of compliance checks

Following the completion of compliance checks, the Home Office will assess the outcomes and determine any necessary actions, which will be communicated to you in writing.

In cases where there is a breach or suspected breach of sponsorship duties, or if the Home Office perceives a threat to immigration control or a non-conducive impact on the public good, they will evaluate the situation and decide on an appropriate course of action.

For minor breach cases that can be corrected, and if you demonstrate willingness and capability to address them, the Home Office will typically provide support by downgrading your licence to a B-rating. They may issue a time-limited action plan outlining the necessary steps to retain your licence.

In more serious breach scenarios, indicating significant or systematic failings, ineligibility or unsuitability for holding a licence, or posing a serious threat to immigration control, the Home Office may choose to:

  • Suspend your licence, with the intention of revocation, while further investigation takes place.
  • Revoke your licence without prior suspension.

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Advantages of immigration audit

An immigration audit plays a crucial role in safeguarding your sponsor license in several ways:

1. Ensures Compliance

Regular immigration audits help ensure that you are consistently complying with the rules and regulations associated with your sponsor license.

2. Identifies and Resolves Issues

The audit process helps identify any potential issues or breaches in your sponsorship duties. By addressing these issues promptly, you can prevent them from escalating into more serious problems.

3. Demonstrates Good Faith

By willingly participating in immigration audits, you demonstrate to immigration authorities that you are committed to operating within the boundaries of the law. This can enhance your credibility as a responsible sponsor.

4. Avoids Penalties

Through thorough checks and corrections, an immigration audit can help you avoid penalties that may be imposed for non-compliance with sponsorship obligations.

5. Prevents License Downgrading or Revocation

Regular audits give you the opportunity to proactively address any shortcomings in your compliance. This may prevent the need for the Home Office to downgrade your license or, in severe cases, revoke it.

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Significant Modifications to the Sponsor Licence Procedure to Facilitate Hiring

Changes Affecting UK Visas in 2024: Significant Modifications to the Sponsor Licence Procedure to Facilitate Hiring

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Significant Modifications to the Sponsor Licence Procedure to Facilitate Hiring

In this article we have covered these important points:

Introduction

UK work visa: The Home Office recently announced that they would shortly do away with the requirement to renew sponsor licences every four years, which is a huge relief to both employers and foreign nationals living in the UK. For firms in the nation, which previously had to deal with an enormous amount of paperwork and expensive fees to retain employees, this will make things a lot easier.

As to the information provided by UK Visas and Immigration on gov.uk, in order to hire an individual from outside the UK, a UK sponsor licence is mandatory. This includes individuals who are residents of EU member states, as well as citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland who arrived in the UK after December 31, 2020. Education providers also required a sponsor licence in order to bring faculty and students from abroad to the UK.

What are the updated rules?

  • As of April 6, there will be no more regulations requiring sponsor licences to be renewed every four years.
  • Sponsor licences that are about to expire will be automatically extended by ten years once they begin, meaning there won’t be any need for renewals at all.
  • Sponsors with active licences throughout this period need not do anything; the extension will take care of their licences automatically.

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What were the former rules

  • Companies that sponsored licences were required to submit applications 90 days prior to the licences’ expiration.
  • In addition, a substantial fee ranging from £536 to £1,476 was demanded of them, depending on their size and charitable status.
  • Renewal processing periods may also take up to eight weeks.

In the renewal procedure, the UK Home Office will reimburse application fees to sponsors; however, sponsors are urged to use the online Sponsorship Management System (SMS) to confirm the expiration date of their licence. It stated that contacts have been made with sponsors who have already started the renewal process.

In the UK, immigration has always been a sensitive topic. The government of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak intends to raise the expense of recruiting foreign workers, with a significant increase in pay requirements announced in December.

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Understanding the Evaluation Criteria for UK Sponsor Licence Applications

Understanding the Evaluation Criteria for UK Sponsor Licence Applications

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Sponsor Licence Application Process

In this article we have covered these important points:

Introduction

A Sponsor Licence, also known as a sponsorship licence, allows UK companies to hire foreign workers. Licensed UK businesses can issue Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) to eligible non-UK nationals, whether they are within the UK or outside the UK. These certificates enable individuals to apply for a work visa, such as the Skilled Worker Visa. Additionally, educational institutions like universities, planning to recruit international students, must obtain a sponsor licence from the Home Office.

Sponsor licences are initially issued for a period of four years, after which employers must apply for renewal. The application process for a sponsor licence is stringent, and maintaining your licence requires a commitment to a strict compliance regimen. This involves ensuring that your HR processes and procedures operate smoothly and effectively in line with the Home Office’s requirements.

UK sponsor licence requirements

To qualify for a sponsor licence application, you need to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Your organization must be genuine, operating, and conducting lawful business in the UK.
  • Your organization should not pose a threat to immigration control.
  • The key personnel in your organization, such as the Authorising Officer, should be honest and dependable.
  • You must have a robust HR system in place that allows you to fulfill your obligations as a licensed sponsor efficiently and consistently over time.

UK sponsor licence business eligibility requirements

Businesses seeking a sponsor licence must be legitimate and legally established in the UK, operating as a PLC, Ltd, LLP, or Sole Trader. This implies that they are genuine enterprises with a presence in the UK, conducting operations within the boundaries of the law. To establish a UK presence, businesses like limited companies or LLPs need to be officially registered with Companies House. Additionally, they must possess the necessary planning permission or consent from the Local Planning Authority for the type of business conducted at the trading address.

New start-up businesses are welcome to apply for a sponsor licence. However, if a business has been operating or trading in the UK for less than 18 months, it must provide evidence of a current corporate bank account with a UK bank registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).

Depending on the specific type of sponsor licence being sought, there may be additional eligibility requirements for the business. For instance, businesses applying for a UK Expansion Worker sponsorship licence must not be actively trading in the UK, but they must demonstrate a UK ‘footprint.’

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UK sponsor licence suitability requirements

As part of the UK sponsor licence application process, businesses must demonstrate qualities of honesty, dependability, and reliability. They need to show that they can fulfill their responsibilities as a sponsorship licence holder. Specifically, the business should:

  • Have appropriate HR systems in place to meet the duties associated with being a sponsor.
  • Be prepared for a compliance visit from UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), whether it is announced or unannounced, at any given time.
  • Have no unspent criminal convictions related to previous immigration offences or tax evasion.
  • Provide no evidence of non-compliance with previous sponsorship licences.
  • Not had a sponsor license revoked in the last 12 months.

UK sponsor licence genuine business requirements

Businesses applying for a sponsor licence must demonstrate a genuine need to hire overseas workers. Meeting the genuineness test for sponsorship is a crucial part of this requirement. To satisfy the genuineness test, the business should have the intention to sponsor workers for eligible roles and possess the capability to meet the skill and salary requirements for each job type. The Home Office will also scrutinize whether the intended roles align logically with the nature of the business and the existing jobs within it.

It’s essential to emphasize that the genuineness test needs to be met not only during the application stage but also consistently throughout the entire duration of the sponsor licence.

Businesses are required to furnish information about the specific roles they intend to fill through sponsorship, and if applicable, details about any candidates under consideration. While there isn’t a strict mandate to provide exhaustive details of the recruitment process, opting to do so can potentially enhance the strength of the application.

UK sponsor licence key personnel requirements

When seeking a sponsor licence, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will request the names of all key personnel. Key personnel must be British citizens, have no unspent criminal convictions, be officially on the payroll, and not have any familial relations with the sponsored candidates.

There are four primary types of key personnel:

  • Authorising Officer: This is a senior individual with ultimate responsibility for the licence, handling any immigration issues, and ensuring all duties associated with the sponsorship licence are fulfilled.
  • Key Contact: The main point of contact between the business and the Home Office.
  • Level 1 & 2 Users: These are individuals responsible for managing the Sponsorship Management System (SMS) on a day-to-day basis.

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What are UK sponsor licence duties?

The Home Office needs to be convinced that the business applying for the sponsor license is aware of and is capable of fulfilling its sponsor responsibilities.

As per the Home Office Guidance dated 31 March 2023, on page 10; your duties as a licensed sponsor include:

Reporting duties

When there are particular changes in a worker’s circumstances, it’s crucial to report them within either 10 or 20 working days, depending on the nature of the changes. For example, if a worker is absent from work for more than 10 consecutive working days without permission, this absence must be reported no later than 10 working days after the tenth day of absence.

Record-keeping duties

You are required to retain specific documents for each worker you sponsor, and these are outlined in Appendix D of the sponsor guidance, which also specifies the duration for which you must keep them. Whether in paper or electronic form, these documents must be maintained as per the guidelines provided.

Complying with our immigration laws, including all parts of the Worker and Temporary Worker sponsor guidance

This entails hiring individuals who have the required qualifications or experience for the positions they are filling.

Complying with wider UK law

This goes beyond just immigration laws and includes compliance of other regulations, particularly those aimed at preventing illegal employment.

Not engaging in behaviour or actions that are not conducive to the public good

Organizations must conduct themselves in a way that doesn’t negatively impact the public good, ensuring that their behaviour and actions align with the well-being of society.

What is UK sponsor licence compliance visit?

To ensure that sponsors fulfill their duties and obligations, a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) compliance officer may conduct either a planned or unplanned compliance visit at any time. These visits can occur both before and after the sponsor licence has been granted.

During a pre-compliance visit, a UKVI representative will assess whether the sponsor has established the necessary systems and processes to maintain accurate records, report changes, and monitor staff appropriately. They will also verify the authenticity and legitimacy of the business. Compliance officers have the authority to reject a sponsor licence application if they find that the organization doesn’t meet all eligibility and suitability requirements or if the required systems and processes are lacking.

Once the licence is granted, compliance officers will verify that the business is effectively monitoring, reporting, and maintaining records in line with their sponsorship licence duties. If the compliance officer is dissatisfied, they have the authority to downgrade, suspend, or revoke a sponsor licence.

UK Sponsor licence required documents: Appendix A

Appendix A serves as the comprehensive guide where the Home Office details all the potential documents that applicants for a UK sponsor licence might need to submit. Typically, a minimum of four documents is required. However, if you are a public body recognized by the UK Government, like a local authority or a company listed on the London Stock Exchange Main Market, you may not need to provide four documents, as specified in the Appendix A guidance.

The specific documents you need to submit can vary based on your business and the type of licence you are seeking. Appendix A provides four tables that outline the documents applicable to various types of organizations. Begin with Tables 1 to 3 to identify the specific documents required for your organization. For instance, check what documents are necessary if your organization is subject to regulation or inspection. Following that, refer to Table 4 to explore additional documents that can be submitted to meet the minimum requirement of four documents.

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Why does a sponsor lose their licence and what to do next?

Why does a sponsor lose their licence and what to do next?

by UK Immigration Law Firm in India

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In this article we have covered these important points:

What is a Sponsor Licence and who is it for?

  • A Sponsor Licence for UK employers is necessary for businesses looking to bring-in or hire foreign employees in a UK-based company
  • As a sponsor licence holder, you are obligated to meet all the duties and responsibilities associated with sponsoring a migrant worker – compliance of duties, immigration rules and prevention of abuse of the system, to be precise
  • A sponsor loses their licence in case of breach of the rules associated with a Sponsor Licence holder

When a sponsor loses their licence, it can be problematic, not only for the sponsor but also for the migrant employees working in the organisation.

What are some common reasons for a Sponsor Licence Suspension?

A sponsor loses their licence for reasons like breach of rules and/or responsibilities like:

  • Submitting false information on the sponsor licence application
  • Breaching sponsor duties
  • Posing threat to immigration control
  • Non-compliance with the UK immigration rules
  • Poor record keeping (of migrant employee’s contact details)
  • Insufficient recruitment practices, poor HR policies
  • A Certificate of Sponsorship being used incorrectly or completed incorrectly

What happens after Sponsor Licence Suspension?

  • The Home Office issues a suspension notice, it comes with the reason/s for suspension. The content of the notice will help you with the steps further.
  • During the suspension period, the organisation will not be allowed to assign any certificates of sponsorship and will be prohibited from sponsoring new migraine employees.
  • Any CoS issued before the suspension, still under processing – will be put on hold until the investigation is over and a decision is made by the Home Office.
  • However, you must continue to comply with the sponsor duties, throughout your suspension as well.

The next few steps are critical. As a Sponsor Licence holder, a Sponsorship Licence revocation might raise questions in your mind like – how does this impact sponsored worker’s visas, how do you respond to this hurdle, or how long would it take to resolve this issue?! It is an understandable cause of concern. But definitely not the end of the road.

Related links

Guide on UK Business Immigration Process & Procedure

A guide to essentials – how to apply for a Sponsor Licence for UK employers!

What to do when a sponsor loses their licence?

After you’ve received a notice of suspension, you have 2 choices:

  • Respond to the allegations by challenging the evidence and seeking to reinstate the licence
  • Respond by accepting the allegations and acknowledging how you will address these breaches.

Important facts to know about Sponsor Licence Suspension

  • In case of a Sponsorship Licence Revocation or suspension, you are to respond to the Home Office in the required timeframe – which is typically 20 days. If you fail to do so, your licence may be revoked.
  • Based on the status os your response the Home Office will carry-on further investigations before making a decision.
  • If the Home Office accepts your argument, then your licence is likely to be reinstated, either as an A-rating or B-rating.
    • If reinstated with B-rating, the organization will have a lot of work to do – they will be given the action plan that must be followed to re-attain the A-rated sponsor status.
    • The detail of the action plan will depend on the breaches
    • You will have to prove sufficient progress within a specific timeframe – 20 days.
    • Sponsors will also have to pay a fee for the action plan.

The Sponsorship Licence suspension notice will advise the deadline for your response. However, you have 20 days to send a written response to the Home Office. These 20 days are your chance to seek a review of the decision and set out any mitigating arguments you believe exist. The response must be in writing and attached with relevant supporting documents, which serve as grounds to help your case.

How can The SmartMove2UK help you overturn Sponsor Licence Suspension?

  • Our UK immigration lawyers at The SmartMove2UK are experienced with the entire process of a Sponsor Licence for UK employers
  • We have not only been guiding clients through the process of application, but also resulted in many success stories
  • If you have any other Sponsor Licence queries or want to overturn Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Suspension, our lawyers will guide you comprehensively for the same
  • Is your Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Suspended? You can reach out to our UK Sponsor Licence Expert on:

FAQ’s

A Sponsor Licence for UK-based companies lasts for 4 years.
  • Before you start applying for a sponsor licence, you must ensure you have read the guidelines set by the UK Home Office. Click here to visit these guidelines.
  • In case you accidentally decline the renewal of your licence, you will not be able to reverse the action and your licence will expire on the expiry date.
  • You can apply for a renewal from the UKVI’s site.
  • For more information about renewal, visit the link below.

Click here

A Sponsor Licence is necessary for UK-based businesses looking to bring in or hire foreign employees (already in the UK on a Graduate or an eligible visa route) in a UK-based company. For instance, you will need a Sponsor Licence if you are looking to bring in an overseas employee on the UK Skilled Worker or Intra-country transfer routes. And you also need a Sponsor Licence if you want to hire an immigrant, within the UK.
  • You will be informed by the Home Office about the curtailment of your leave if your sponsor has lost their licence
  • You would be required to leave the country or switch to another visa category

You could also be affected if:

  • their licence is suspended
  • they’re taken over
  • they don’t renew their licence

What happens to you depends on whether you’re already in the UK when your employer’s sponsor licence changes.

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A guide to essentials – how to apply for a Sponsor Licence for UK employers!

Essentials of applying for Sponsor Licence for UK employers

by UK Sponsor Licence expert in India

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In this article we have covered these important points:

Introduction

This blog is a quick guide for Sponsor Licence application guidance. We have extensively discussed Sponsor Licence for UK employers, how to apply for Sponsor Licence, Sponsor Licence application fee with other essential details that you must be aware of before applying for Sponsor Licence UK.

Who needs a Sponsorship Licence UK?

  • A Sponsorship Licence UK is for UK-based employers
  • It is necessary for UK businesses looking to bring in or hire foreign employees for their UK company
  • You also need a Sponsorship Licence UK if you want to hire an immigrant within the UK
  • A Sponsorship Licence UK allows employers to assign a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to overseas nationals to come to the UK on either a UK Skilled Worker or other sponsored work visa routes

Click here to read more about a UK Certificate of Sponsorship for employees

You can sponsor an overseas worker as long as the job you are offering them is suitable for them applicant and meets the minimum salary threshold, along with other criteria of the visa

Want to read about companies that offer a UK Certificate of Sponsorship? Click here

How to apply for Sponsorship Licence UK?

In this Sponsor Licence application guidance 2024, our UK Visa Expert will help you with key points to remember to apply for a Sponsorship Licence UK.

  • Make sure that you have read all the conditions, format to submit your application, etc. to avoid delays and refusals
  • For a Sponsor Licence application, the applicant will have to first fill out an online form and send it along with, but not limited to –
  1. The submission sheet at the end of the application, and
  2. Supporting documents

Please note: Any affidavits or statutory declarations you attach, must be witnessed by a qualified, independent person – like a Solicitor, Justice of the Peace, Notary Public or Commissioners for Oaths.

  • While making a Sponsor Licence application, you can scan or take pictures of your submission sheet along with the supporting documents
  • You have to send them to the email address mentioned on your submission sheet
  • Ensure your files –
  1. Are in JPEG, PDF or PNG format
  2. Have descriptive titles, with 25 characters or less
  3. Are easy to read and high quality

What is the Sponsor Licence application fee?

  • As per the UK Home Office, the Sponsor Licence application fees differs based on the type of Licence
  • In this Sponsor Licence application guidance 2024, you can find the complete list of the different types of fees for small or charitable Sponsors and for medium or large Sponsors –
Type of licence Fee for small or charitable sponsors Fee for medium or large sponsors
Worker £536 £1,476
Temporary Worker £536 £536
Worker and Temporary Worker £536 £ 1,476
Add a Worker licence to an existing Temporary Worker licence No Fee £940
Add a Temporary Worker licence to an existing Worker licence No Fee No Fee

How can you tell if you’re a small or charitable Sponsor?

When applying for a Sponsorship Licence UK, make sure you know the following. You are a small Sponsor if at least 2 of the following apply:

  • Your turnover is £10.2 million or less, per year
  • Your total assets are worth £5.1 million or less
  • You have fewer than 50 employees

You are a charitable Sponsor if:

  • You are registered charity in England & Wales
  • You are a registered charity in Scotland
  • You are a registered charity in Northern Ireland – if you’re not on the register, you must provide proof of your charitable status for tax purposes from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • You are an excepted charity
  • You are an exempt charity

Points to be aware about when making a Sponsor Licence application for UK employers:

Besides meeting the eligibility requirements for a Sponsor Licence or documents required for a Sponsorship Licence UK, you must be aware of the following points, when making a Sponsor Licence application UK:

Inability to prove ‘genuineness’:

  • The UKVI assesses the genuineness of the company/Sponsor based on the history, HR policies, capability of performing duties, staff and key personnels
  • They will also assess whether the jobs you are offering are at an appropriate skill and salary level
  • The UKVI also assesses the company, Sponsor and key personnel’s immigration history, criminal background, etc.
  • Make sure to submit all documents to prove the genuineness of the organisation – these could be staff attendance, logistics, everyday activities on paper, etc.

If you need assistance in accessing your documentation and Sponsor Licence application and to make sure they are all in the proper format and order before submission – you can contact our UK immigration consultants or book a consultation for an expert’s advice.

Sponsorship Licence UK management roles:

  • When applying for Sponsorship Licence UK, you must choose someone within your company to oversee the Sponsorship process
  • The Sponsorship management system will be their primary tool (SMS)
  • The following are the roles –
  1. Authorising officer — a senior and knowledgeable someone who is accountable for the acts of employees and representatives who use SMS
  2. Key Contact – Your primary point of contact with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
  3. Level 1 user – in charge of managing your Licence on a day-to-day basis via SMS
  4. These positions can be filled by the same person or by two or more people
  5. Relevant HR processes to stay updated of the migrant employees

Are you familiar with your duties and responsibilities as a Sponsor?

  • Evidence you have checked that each of your Sponsored workers is entitled to work in the UK and do the work in question for you
  • Complying with immigration laws
  • Co-operating with the Home Office
  • Employee’s background check
  • Employee’s contact information – updated address, contact information
  • Making sure the Sponsor assessment procedures are followed
  • Notifying UKVI if there are any relevant changes to the Sponsoring entity (for example, change of ownership/shareholding/acquisition, change of address, different key personnel, changes in the size of the Sponsor (from small to large company, etc.)
  • Observing and reporting patterns of the migrant’s behaviour that raise concerns
  • Monitor migrant worker’s compliance with immigration rules
  • Monitoring the Sponsored worker’s attendance/absence
  • Retaining documents as set out in Appendix D of the Sponsor Guidance
  • The employer must also understand internal HR systems to fulfil their responsibilities as a Sponsor

Sponsor Licence application – Key points:

As a Sponsor, you must:

  • Stay updated of your migrant worker’s visa status (when their visa expires)
  • And when that happens, what you will do about it
  • Do you have a reliable mode of contact with the migrant worker, in case they don’t turn up for work?
  • Stay up-to-date with the migrant worker’s contact information

Conclusion:

A Sponsorship Licence UK is mandatory for UK-based employers if they are looking to hire:

  • Overseas employees from outside the UK
  • Visa nationals switching from other eligible categories
  • Intra-company transfers for their UK-based company

This was an end to our quick Sponsor Licence application guidance 2024. You have to fulfill a certain set of duties and responsibilities towards your company and migrant employees.

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If you have any other Sponsorship Licence UK queries, our UK Immigration Lawyer will guide you precisely for the same!

FAQ’s

  • For an employer sponsorship licence application, the applicant will have to first fill out an online form and send it along with
  • The submission sheet at the end of the application, and
  • Supporting documents
  • While applying for Sponsor Licence for UK employers, make sure that you have read all the conditions, format to submit your application, etc; to avoid delays and refusals.
  • Refer to the blog above for detailed instructions.
To quote the UK Home Office’s guidance, to successfully qualify for a Sponsor Licence for UK employers, the applicant must meet the eligibility requirements for a sponsor licence, including, but not limited to:

  • “ unspent criminal convictions for immigration offences or certain other crimes, such as fraud or money laundering
  • had a sponsor licence revoked in the last 12 months”
  • You can apply for a Sponsor Licence for UK employers, by filling out an application online, scanning all the supporting documents and submitting it online, as mentioned on the submission sheet
  • For more information, please read the blog above.
A UK-based company requires a Sponsorship Licence to issue Certificate of Sponsorship for overseas nationals to work in their organisation
  • As per the UK Home Office, the Sponsor Licence application cost differs based on the type of licence.
  • For example, the fee for a Worker licence is £576 or £1,476.

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Hiring overseas workers for your UK business? Get to know the essentials of having a Sponsor Licence

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  • The Home Office has simplified the Sponsor Licence process and companies within the UK and overseas require a sponsor licence to bring in employees to the UK.
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