Sponsorship Licence renewal

If you are a UK business or education provider that holds a current Sponsorship Licence and you want to extend the visa of your employee(s), you will need to apply for a renewal. To avoid any complications and potential delays, the application has to be submitted in a timely fashion.

The team at Expert Law can work with you to ensure you never miss a deadline – and in some circumstances you may be able to apply before the standard submittal date.

When do you have to renew a Sponsorship Licence?

Employers can use their sponsor management system (SMS) account to check when the current Sponsorship Licence expires.

You will be able to apply for a renewal up to 3 months before the end of the current licence, and there are some instances where a sponsor can be invited by the Home Office to apply before this date.

The renewal process can take anywhere between 1-3 months, as there are various checks that need to be conducted by the Home Office, which could include a compliance visit to some sponsorship employers.

This is something we can help you prepare for, keeping in contact with the Home Office and providing them with any relevant information, while also ensuring you are always up-to-date with the details of your application.

How can we help you renew your Sponsorship Licence?

Expert Law can provide the guidance you need to apply for a renewal. We carry out all the work on your behalf until the Home Office reach a decision, including:

  • Offering advice about relevant criteria for a licence renewal
  • Advising which procedures must be followed as part of the process
  • Helping you complete the online application form
  • Assisting with the processing of the licence renewal fee
  • Supporting you during a Home Office compliance visit if this is a requirement for your application
  • Completing all follow-up work until a final decision is made by the Home Office

Whether this is your first-time renewing your Sponsorship Licence, or if you have gone through this process before, the Expert Law team will work to successfully secure an extension.

Call us today for a confidential chat on 0800 170 7070 or contact us here to see how our solicitors can help.


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