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How do I apply for a sponsor licence?

To become a registered sponsor, you must complete a lengthy online application form, provide supporting documents and a covering letter, all of which must satisfy UKVI’s exacting criteria.

UKVI will assess your suitability to be a sponsor, and will consider:

  • whether you are a genuine, lawful business in the UK
  • the business’ background as well as key personnel
  • whether you are capable of complying with UKVI’s sponsor duties, including examining HR and recruitment practices, and
  • whether you are capable of providing suitable work and remuneration to migrant workers.

Our team has a 100% success rate with sponsor licence applications and can provide a range of services to assist you with the process. Please contact us to discuss this further.

Read more about this and other questions in our

Sponsor licences section.


Given the fast pace of change, we would stress that this information is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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