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Sponsor Licence

Sponsor Licence Solicitors In Manchester and London

If your business needs to seek overseas talent, our team of expert immigration solicitors can advise you on the options available to you, including a 4-year Sponsor Licence.


  • You and your business have no criminal convictions
  • Your sponsor licence cannot be revoked in the last 12 months
  • You have an appropriate system in place to monitor sponsored employees and people to manage sponsorship in your business
  • The job is suitable for sponsorship
  • You pass any inspection the Home Office may undertake of your business

Worker Licence

  • Skilled Worker – the role must meet the job suitability requirements
  • Senior or Specialist Worker visa (Global Business Mobility) – for multinational companies which need to transfer established employees to the UK
  • Minister of Religion – for people coming to work for a religious organisation
  • International Sportsperson – for elite sportspeople and coaches who will be based in the UK

Temporary Worker Licence

    • Creative Worker – to work in the creative industry (up to 2 years)
    • Charity Worker – for unpaid workers at a charity (up to 1 year)
    • Religious Worker – for those working in a religious order or organisation (2 years)
    • Government Authorised Exchange – work experience (1 year), research projects or training (2 years) to enable a short-term exchange of knowledge
    • International Agreement – where worker is coming to do a job which is covered by international law
    • Graduate Trainee (Global Business Mobility) – for workers transferring to their employer’s UK branch as part of a graduate training programme
  • Service Supplier (Global Business Mobility) – for workers with a contract to provide services for a UK company (6 or 12 months)
  • UK Expansion Worker (Global Business Mobility) – for workers sent to the UK to set up a new branch or subsidiary of an overseas business
  • Secondment Worker (Global Business Mobility) – for worker transferring from overseas to work for a different UK business as part of a high-value contract
  • Seasonal Worker – for those coming to the UK to work in ‘edible horticulture’ for up to 6 months

Sponsor Duties

  • Reporting duties
  • Record-keeping duties
  • Complying with the immigration laws and all parts of the Worker and Temporary Worker sponsorship guidance
  • Not engaging in behaviour or actions that are not conducive to the public good

The exact requirements will vary depending on your circumstances.

How Our Sponsor Licence Lawyers Can Help

At Monarch Solicitors we can help you prepare and submit your Sponsor Licence application and support your business for the duties and responsibility of taking on overseas workers. This can include preparing your business for a visit from the Home Office and advice on your monitoring and reporting obligations.

The requirements for the UK Sponsor Licence requirements are complex so it is best to take early legal advice to ensure the application is not refused and no mistake is made during the Sponsor Application process and whilst the worker is in your employment.

Monarch Solicitors can help you in the preparation of your application and carry out all the necessary due diligence to ensure that you meet all the legal requirements and provide all the correct supporting evidence.

We can also assist with your future business and personal requirements, for example:

Our international team can provide seamless legal services in the following languages:

In addition, our network of trusted business partners, can help you source and set up premises, obtain a business bank account and help you and your family settle in the UK.

Price & Service Transparency

At Monarch Solicitors, we provide highly competitive legal fees for clients wishing to apply for the Sponsor Licence. We will provide you with a breakdown of the routine legal costs for a simple Sponsor Licence from the outset so that you can budget the costs and fees for the Sponsor Licence.

Contact Our Sponsor Licence Lawyers

Our expert immigration lawyers are available to discuss your UK Sponsor Licence option and the eligibility requirements.

Please contact our UK immigration lawyers for immediate assistance by sending an email to us at [email protected] and one of our UK immigration solicitors shall call you back. 

Alternatively, please call our immigration team on 0330 127 8888 for a free no-obligation discussion.

Monarch’s award-winning legal team are based in Manchester and London, serving clients nationally.

We are also able to leverage an international network spanning across Hong Kong, Turkey and Dubai to provide seamless assistance with cross-border matters relating to Sponsor Licences.

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Most frequent questions and answers

If you have made genuine errors in your application, such as missing a document, the Home Office will usually refund the application fee and you’ll need to resubmit an application once you’ve corrected any errors.

On the other hand, if any of the following is applicable you will need to wait at least 6 months before you can re-apply and you won’t receive a refund for your application fee:

  • You submitted false documentation;
  • Your HR and internal processes are not sufficient to comply with your sponsorship duties;
  • You do not meet the requirements to be a sponsor in the category you applied;
  • You do not trade in the UK;
  • You are legally prohibited from becoming a director of a company in the UK.

There are many reasons a sponsor licence can be revoked; therefore, it is recommended that you seek expert legal advice as soon as you receive a revocation letter from the Home Office. Depending on the severity of the case, Monarch Solicitors may be able to start building a case to appeal the decision.

A Sponsor Licence number is a unique reference number or code which is assigned to a Sponsor Licence holding employer. If you are a Worker or Temporary worker, you can check your company’s Sponsor Licence number on your Certificate of Sponsorship.

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