If a UK Company intends to hire new workers from outside the EU or extend work permits for current employees you will need to apply for a sponsorship licence.

We assist small and large UK Companies to apply for a sponsor licence in order to be able to employ workers form the EU.

In order to obtain this licence the companies must prove that:

  • They are a genuine organisation operating lawfully in the UK.
  • Their Key Personnel named on the application are honest, dependable and reliable
  • They are aware of and capable of carrying out their sponsor duties ie they have appropriate human resources and recruitment systems and practices in place
  • They are offering genuine employment that meets the Tier 2 (General) skill level and appropriate rates of pay.

We will consider your suitability and your evidentiary documents for the most appropriate sponsorship type before we proceed to complete the online application. Within 5 days of this application we will assist must provide and submit the supporting documentation to meet the necessary evidentiary requirements.

Failure to submit all required documents will result in an application being delayed or rejected.

Following the receipt of these documents, the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) may choose to visit the company for compliance to assess whether or not to grant the licence. We can advise you on the UKVI ‘genuineness’ test and ensure that your company’s HR systems and procedures are in accordance to UKVI’s standards.

All non-EU employees are required to provide documentation that proves their right to work before being employed by a UK company under the illegal working requirements and copies of this information must also be retained from the outset. 

Sam Meymand

Sam Meymand

Solicitor

+44 (0)20 7632 1446