Sponsor Licence Applications and compliance review

A sponsor licence enables employers to hire migrant workers – both for permanent and temporary positions. Such a licence is required to employ most workers from outside of the UK including Skilled Workers and Intra-Company Transfer workers as well as temporary workers.

In order to obtain a sponsor licence, there are strict requirements and the Home Office will carry out significant checks to ensure a potential sponsor is genuinely obtaining a licence in accordance with
UK immigration policy.

Sponsors are expected to understand and fully comply with the rules relating to sponsorship, with rules on record keeping and reporting of migrant worker activity.

Important Note

The Home Office have high expectations for sponsor licence holders, with the threat of licence revocation for those who do not understand or take their duties and compliance seriously. Our team at DV Solicitors offer a sponsor licence compliance review for educational institutions, businesses and places of worship. If you would like to carry out a sponsor licence “MOT”, please call us on 01234 350244 or email us at to speak to a member of the Business Immigration team.

Student Sponsor Licence

UK education providers hoping to attract international students are required to have a sponsor licence in place first. It may be possible for some students to study as a visitor if they meet the necessary visitor visa requirements.

However, for those who do not meet these rules, the institution will need to meet Home Office accreditation and sponsorship requirements. Our team are available to assist by reviewing your eligibility for a licence, helping to make your application and can assist with ongoing compliance duties.

Additionally, our team includes a solicitor who worked in-house with a UK university, developing immigration policies and preparing HR for a Home Office compliance visit.

We can therefore use this experience, which has provided our team with the technical knowledge and practical experience to ensure you remain compliant and can attract the best and brightest minds.

Our Specialist Team

Our specialist team works closely with our clients & executives and consultants, giving them support in negotiating and documenting often complicated commercial transactions, and offering general commercial legal advice.

How to Get in Contact

Please call us on 01234 350 244 or email us at for further information and advice about our services. We will happily provide you with a free initial discussion about your individual circumstances.

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