We have a 100% success rate of sponsor licence applications for our clients. Whether you require advice on the merits of applying for a sponsor licence, need full support with the application process or simply want to run a query past us, we can help.
By way of an example, our comprehensive sponsor licence advice service is set out below and is designed to take you from the initial application process through to the successful grant of your employee’s visa:
Stage 1 – sponsor licence application:
we provide a template sponsor licence application form to be completed which we can check before you submit the application online
we collect the required information from you and prepare a draft covering letter to accompany the application which includes all of the information required by UKVI
we discuss with you the supporting documents required to accompany the application to identify which are applicable to the company and easiest for you to provide
we consider the appropriate SOC Code for the role to be sponsored
we check the application form, covering letter and supporting documents before submission to ensure all information is included and is correct
we answer any questions you have about the process or correspondence from UKVI, and
we advise you on the documentation to retain to evidence the submission of the application.
Stage 2 – applying for, creating and assigning the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS):
we assist you in applying for a Restricted CoS (if required)
we assist you with creating and assigning the Restricted or Unrestricted CoS is to the future employee, and
we support you with general queries and any queries from UKVI in relation to the CoS.
Stage 3 – visa application:
we assist your future employee with their visa application by reviewing and suggesting amendments to the completed draft application
review and advise upon the necessary supporting documents, and
provide support to the company and the individual with general queries and queries from UKVI.
Fee estimate*: £3,000 – £4,500
*: Our fees are calculated based on the number of hours it will take us to carry out this work. The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case, such as:
- the volume of supporting documents and evidence that we need to consider
- the quality of the draft supporting documents provided by you, the amount of time required to amend these and the number of amended drafts required
- whether face to face meetings or video calls with you are required and the volume of calls and queries from you
- the urgency of your application
- whether the company or future employee has an adverse immigration or criminal history
- the need to obtain documentation from or liaise with third parties such as accountants or translation companies
- whether advice is required on current immigration status.
Fees are excluding VAT at the rate of 20%. Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as application fees payable to the Home Office and document translation fees. These are not included in the above estimate.
Full details can be found in our comprehensive pricing document, which can be found here, or please contact one of our immigration specialists.