Sponsor Licence Application

Authority led guidance to organisations and their subsidiaries for Sponsor Licence Applications.

Whether you are applying for your first sponsor licence, or need advice and assistance to obtain or renew a points based system sponsor licence from the Home Office, The Advisory Bureau's Immigration Consultancy Service (ICS) will guide you through the documentary evidence required for your application.

A sponsor licence is required from the Home Office in order to directly hire skilled non-EEA nationals for employment in the UK. The Advisory Bureau's Immigration Consultancy Service provides authority led guidance to organisations and their subsidiaries for the sponsor licence application and guidance on the mandatory documentary evidence from.

One of The Advisory Bureau’s regulated Immigration Consultants will be allocated to you to provide guidance and assistance in obtaining your initial licence or renewing your existing licence with the Home Office. Receiving expert advice on visa and UK immigration regulations will allow you to increase your reach for high level resourcing.

Our subject-matter experts will ensure you have all the tools necessary to complete the sponsor licence application and our supported service provides a full application support document checklist, document assessment, and assistance in completing the online application.

We can also offer a sponsor licence mock audits which includes an initial compliance check as the Home Office may visit your premises. This thorough check reviews your existing HR, recruitment and reporting policies and procedures and current record keeping processes pertaining to the employment of Tier 2 sponsored migrant workers and all non-EEA nationals.

Best-practice recommendations can be made about whether you should have a licence for your whole organisation or for each branch/subsidiary. Guidance will also be given about potential or existing key personnel who can access the sponsorship management system (SMS).

Why choose The Advisory Bureau? 

  • We offer a sponsor licence mock audit which includes an initial compliance check of all your current policies and procedures
  • We ensure the correct and appropriate documentary evidence is submitted to validate your application
  • Our subject matter experts assess the best course of action, whether it's applying for a single sponsor licence that includes your head office and all branches, or each branch applying for a separate sponsor licence
  • We ensure your sponsor licence is renewed before expiry date to prevent revocation or suspension of the licence by the Home Office
  • The Advisory Bureau offers fully regulated immigration advice and services by the Immigration Services Commissioner (Ref No. F201300673)

How the Sponsor Licence Application Programme works

One of the Advisory Bureau's expert Level 3 Immigration Advisers will be allocated to you to provide guidance and assistance in obtaining your initial licence, or renewing your existing licence.

One of our subject-matter experts will ensure your have all the tools necessary to complete the application and will provide a full application support document checklist, document assessment and assist in completing the online application.

We also recommend that you undertake one of our Sponsor Licence Mock Audits which includes an Initial Compliance Check, since the Home Office may visit your premises. This includes a thorough review of your HR, recruitment and reporting policies and procedures, as well as current record keeping processes pertaining to the employment of a Tier 2 sponsored migrant worker and all non-EEA nationals.

Best-practice recommendations can be made about whether you should licence the whole organisation, or just each branch, or subsidiary.

Useful links

» Visas & Immigration
» Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner