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Sponsor Licence Renewal

If you are an employer who wants to sponsor foreign workers to come and work in the UK, you need to have a valid sponsor licence. A sponsor licence is usually valid for four years, and you need to renew it before it expires if you want to continue sponsoring your existing workers or hire new ones.

Why renew your sponsor licence:

Renewing your UK Sponsor Licence is essential if your business wishes to continue hiring skilled workers from outside the UK, including the sponsored workers already in your employment. This licence is a vital component of your immigration strategy, allowing you to access a global pool of talent and grow your company.

What businesses need to consider:

  1. Eligibility Check: Before starting the renewal process, ensure your business still meets the eligibility criteria for a sponsor licence. Consider if there have been any significant changes in your business, like a change in ownership or company structure
  2. Compliance with Sponsorship Duties: You must continue to meet all the duties and responsibilities associated with being a sponsor, such as maintaining proper HR systems, record-keeping, and monitoring sponsored employees
  3. Changes in Workforce: Consider if there have been changes in your workforce composition, such as the addition or departure of sponsored workers. Ensure your current workforce aligns with the details provided in your licence
  4. Immigration Rules Updates: Be aware of any recent changes in immigration rules, as they can impact your renewal application. Keep updated with current laws and regulations
  5. Maintenance of a Genuine Business: Ensure your business continues to operate as a genuine entity, offering products or services in the UK market
  6. Criminal Convictions: If you or any key personnel have criminal convictions, you should disclose this information. It may affect your ability to renew the licence.

How our immigration solicitors can assist:

At Freeths, we understand the complexities and nuances of the sponsorship system. Our team of immigration solicitors are well-equipped to guide you through the sponsor licence renewal process.  We can provide you with legal expert guidance, ensuring your application is accurate and complete. We can advise on your compliance and sponsorship duties helping avoid any issues during the renewal process. We can take the burden of the renewal process off your hands, letting you get on with your day-to-day business.

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At Freeths, we are committed to helping your business through the licence renewal. By choosing us as your immigration partner, you can focus on your core operations, while we take care of your immigration needs. Contact our immigration solicitors today to discuss how we can assist you and supporting your global talent recruitment efforts. We're here to help you succeed in the global marketplace.

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