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Immigration Sponsor Licences

Sponsor licence application

At times, finding the right employees for your business can be difficult. With a shortage of available workers, it is natural that businesses are looking to the overseas labour market.

How we can help

The UK’s immigration system allows businesses to hire overseas workers. Only businesses with a sponsor licence can sponsor overseas workers. There are a various of licences available, depending on your circumstances. We can help you to understand which licence you require and how to secure this. The available licences are as follows: 

Worker licence

  • Skilled worker
  • Senior or specialist worker (global business mobility)
  • Minister of Religion
  • International Sportsperson

Temporary worker licence

  • Scale up Worker
  • Creative Worker
  • Charity Worker
  • Religious Worker
  • Government Authorised Exchange
  • International Agreement
  • Graduate Trainee (Global Business Mobility)
  • UK Expansion Worker (Global Business Mobility)
  • Secondment Worker (Global Business Mobility)
  • Seasonal Worker 

More about our expertise

Our immigration solicitors can guide you through the complex UK immigration system, allowing you to get on with running your business. We can advise you on which immigration licence is suitable for your needs, assist you in securing your licence, and assist with the day-to-day management of your licence. We can advise you on the requirements of sponsor compliance, including record keeping and reporting requirements.  We can train your staff on key requirements to ensure that your licence is safe and secured. 

Our specialist immigration solicitors provide a highly responsive, speedy and personal approach, making attracting global talent into your business straightforward. We are a top 50, national full-service firm with international reach, meaning we can call on our own lawyers in other practice areas, such as from our expert employment, pensions and tax teams to resolve problems that other immigration firms can’t deal with. It is often said our differentiator is we are business people first, and lawyers second. 

If you require legal assistance or would just like to discuss your situation with one of our experts, please contact our immigration team. 

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