Do I Need a Sponsor Licence?

A sponsor licence is a legal necessity as a UK business if you want to recruit skilled labour from outside the UK under skilled worker route. Hiring even a single employee from one of these countries without a right to work can result in a huge fine and even a prison sentence.

Having a sponsor licence opens up the doors to your business, allowing you to attract top talent, launch innovative projects, and grow your business.

Am I Eligible for a Sponsor Licence?

To apply for a sponsor licence your organisation must provide proof of the following:

  • It is a legally operating business in the UK.
  • Key personnel have been appointed, and they are of good character and dependable.
  • Your HR systems can manage all sponsorship duties.
  • Your business is offering employment suitable for skill requirements, which are genuine and meet minimum salary guidelines.

When you book a free consultation with us, we can clarify each of these points with you to ensure you’re eligible.

Should I Apply for the Licence Myself?

Sponsor licence applications aren’t as simple as filling out a form.

There’s no room for error when proving that you’re eligible. You’ll need to assign critical roles within your organisation for an authorising officer, key contact (your main point of contact with UKVI) and a level 1 user (responsible for the day-to-day management of your licence using the SMS). And you’ll have to be fully prepared for the Home Office inspection visit at any time.

If you get it wrong, your application may be disapproved, and you may not be able to apply again for 6 months. This can be disastrous for your business expansion plans.

The Home Office is becoming increasingly strict about compliance, and we regularly hear from companies who have tried applying for themselves and failed.

Why Use A Y & J Solicitors to Get a Sponsor Licence?

Sponsor licences are what we do. We’ve helped countless companies obtain a licence, and have 1,000s of 5-star reviews from clients.

We’ll take care of as much of the process for you as possible, from start to finish, including:

  • If instructed, assign one of the members of our team to the key contact and level 1 user roles, saving you from stressful, time-consuming work.
  • Showing you exactly what proof to gather, based on what you have available.
  • Processing all documents and putting together your application.
  • Completing human resources checks and audits in preparation for compliance.
  • Explaining all of the Home Office’s rules and regulations in simple terms.
  • Supporting and guiding you in preparation for a Home Office inspection visit.
  • Keeping you up to date with any changes to relevant regulations.

If you’re planning on applying for a sponsor licence, schedule a free consultation via the booking calendar above, or request a call back via the chat box at the bottom right corner of this page.

We’ll provide you with all the information you need to know to decide whether to work with us, without obligation.

A Y & J Solicitors’ Review

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HUNAR MAHMOODHUNAR MAHMOOD
08:21 21 Sep 22
The greatest of the best. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. They are sincere, kind, and incredibly knowledgeable.And best part is they will get to know you and check up on you, with emails, phone calls even WhatsApp during their rest hours. We were at ease due to their support during the whole process which led to the positive outcome.I would definitely recommend her for any immigration services specially for Self-Sponsorship route. They are fantastic!!!!!
Kastona K.MANOKARATHASKastona K.MANOKARATHAS
17:34 26 Aug 22
Iam glad to share my experience.They fulfill my requirements in friendly manner and guide me a lot to choose a good one. Their assist is very clear and satisfy. Many thanks for giving me this work opportunity.
Lena EldiastyLena Eldiasty
11:11 18 Aug 22
I had a lovely and professional experience with Sunny! He helped me get my student visa from start to finish (while I was outside the UK) and made the process so simple. 10/10 would recommend to anyone
Tania JainTania Jain
07:05 16 Aug 22
Just heard that our application has been granted license. A special thanks to Amy who has been an instrumental motivator in the entire process. She is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and has been supportive in the entire process. Much recommended!
fatjon resulajfatjon resulaj
15:24 04 Aug 22
Amaizing work!!Thank you very much for the excellent work and the speed at any time to answer any question. Wonderful colleague for achieving the result we were looking for, everything was completed
ravella srilekharavella srilekha
17:23 03 Aug 22
I had an excellent experience and I'm writing to convey how grateful I am for your excellent services, which were delivered in a welcoming and approachable manner while being really professional and competent. I will always be grateful to you for your thoroughness, fairness, and transparency in pursuing my case.Thank you soo much.
Hayden NjauHayden Njau
10:00 22 Jul 22
I have had an excellent experience working with you.Your team is thorough, listens and takes note of everything to ensure that you client is satisfied. They are prompt with replies and are always available whenever you need them. I would like to thank Miss Amy Felix George and Elaha Basir for their help with my application.
Talal YousefTalal Yousef
16:48 19 Jul 22
Great experience working with the AY&J team. Silvia is a brilliant professional who listened carefully and guided the process through her excellent legal advice. We were able to get our visa extension without any issue or delay. Thank you Silvia
Vijay KumarVijay Kumar
06:57 15 Jul 22
I consulted A Y & J Solicitors Chancery, Lane for help in regards to my ILR, this is my second case with them and the experience has been better than the previous one.Silvia was extremely attentive, diligent and excellent with communicating the matter details. I am extremely grateful for her help with this matter and very pleased with the excellent service I received.I would not hesitate to use this company again and would highly recommend there service.
Damodar KDamodar K
12:52 14 Jul 22
I would like to thanks AY & J from the bottom of my heart. Especially, Latrece and Diana. I would like to personally appreciate, the way they responded to my case considering my situation and all other paper work done in time with right from word GO to make an appointment to successful case. I would recommend them for any immigration works without a second thought. They are the best in many ways. Let's keep in touch for more business and growth together. Cheese and happy holidays to the entire team at AT&J. Thanks again, God bless.
Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
09:51 14 Jul 22
Amazing team. It has been a wonderful experience working with you. Highly professional and helpful at the same time. Thank you.
Mickey WongMickey Wong
08:15 20 Jun 22
Diana and Nina were very helpful throughout the process. They have answered all of my questions very quickly and have done a very professional job on the application. Recommended!
Muhammad JamalMuhammad Jamal
16:45 19 May 22
Loved how A Y & J solicitors have helped in getting my visa. Highly recommend amazing experienced people. The best thing is all of them are really supportive
Sargam VohraSargam Vohra
06:33 14 May 22
very helpful and clear; honest. Very experienced and friendly. Would highly recommend!
Fikret YorulmazFikret Yorulmaz
16:05 13 May 22
Recently I have received my sponsor license with the guidance of AY&J solicitors.From start to finish I have received very professional service with their previous knowledge it was very smooth process. I’m very happy to decide to do job with them.I m highly recommend this firm who wants to apply for sponsor license.
aarushi manochaaarushi manocha
21:39 24 Apr 22
Amy had been the one to help us through the process, we sailed through very smoothly. My company and I are more than pleased to have worked alongside A Y & J solicitors.
SatyaMahesh BondapalliSatyaMahesh Bondapalli
12:04 22 Apr 22
We had a wonderful experience working with AY&J Solicitors.Silvia Burtea has been a master professional all through the process. She has not only been very responsive, Informative but very patient as well with our unexpected changes internally. The complete process was ideally what you look out of the best service possible. I never had to worry about anything else as long as we just followed their guidelines. As perfect as you can expect from an experienced team. Thank you Silvia & Team for making this a hassle free process. Would definitely recommend them for any Immigration service.
Syeda ZahraSyeda Zahra
09:12 07 Apr 22
Thank you for dealing with such a professional way. It was a great experience with AY&J solicitor. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family.
Awad HamzaAwad Hamza
08:58 15 Mar 22
Very professional, extremely helpful and responsive. Highly recommended for availing any service from them as they will deliver as they commit. I highly recommend Diana for her support during the entire process. Special thanks to Nina as well.
lim lianlim lian
09:52 23 Feb 22
Extremely fast and efficient process, from start to finish it literally only took 6 working days including the time it took for introductions and walking through the application timeline! Amy was also extremely friendly and responds extremely quickly and concisely to any queries you may have! I would highly recommend them!
Ajmal HussainAjmal Hussain
19:51 14 Feb 22
It's been great experience with Diana from start to the end of my skilled worker visa extension. She has enormous experience in handling unexpected queries. Thanks again to Diana. I'll recommend her for all type of visa processing to my friends and families.
jatin barotjatin barot
09:51 08 Jan 22
Its was really a pleasant experience with AY&J Associates. They really prove their expertise in immigration.Specially thankful to Dianna, She try and attend all silly quarries.Overall highly recommended People.You people are fulfilling dreams come true for all the people around the world who wants to start their career in UK.
Nikitas N.Nikitas N.
14:10 09 Dec 21
Excellent professionalism. Case - specific approach. Very clear, detailed, accurate description of the process and the expected outcomes since the first meeting and during the process. Kept up to date through the whole process. Always approachable and responding to questions promptly. Specifically I would like to thank Silvia B. an excellent Immigration Associate who helped with my case.
Alwyn LaubscherAlwyn Laubscher
13:47 18 Feb 21
Thank you for the great service. Everything was done in a professional manner and in good time. I can truly recommend your services to anyone else who might need it.
Jignesh PatelJignesh Patel
05:59 06 Nov 20
We have received our family ILR approval in a week time. Thank you so much Diana for your professional guidance and excellent , timely Services. I highly recommend your services to all who is looking g for professional and highly efficient immigration services in the UK
HUNAR MAHMOODHUNAR MAHMOOD
08:21 21 Sep 22
The greatest of the best. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. They are sincere, kind, and incredibly knowledgeable.And best part is they will get to know you and check up on you, with emails, phone calls even WhatsApp during their rest hours. We were at ease due to their support during the whole process which led to the positive outcome.I would definitely recommend her for any immigration services specially for Self-Sponsorship route. They are fantastic!!!!!
Kastona K.MANOKARATHASKastona K.MANOKARATHAS
17:34 26 Aug 22
Iam glad to share my experience.They fulfill my requirements in friendly manner and guide me a lot to choose a good one. Their assist is very clear and satisfy. Many thanks for giving me this work opportunity.
Lena EldiastyLena Eldiasty
11:11 18 Aug 22
I had a lovely and professional experience with Sunny! He helped me get my student visa from start to finish (while I was outside the UK) and made the process so simple. 10/10 would recommend to anyone
Tania JainTania Jain
07:05 16 Aug 22
Just heard that our application has been granted license. A special thanks to Amy who has been an instrumental motivator in the entire process. She is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and has been supportive in the entire process. Much recommended!
fatjon resulajfatjon resulaj
15:24 04 Aug 22
Amaizing work!!Thank you very much for the excellent work and the speed at any time to answer any question. Wonderful colleague for achieving the result we were looking for, everything was completed
ravella srilekharavella srilekha
17:23 03 Aug 22
I had an excellent experience and I'm writing to convey how grateful I am for your excellent services, which were delivered in a welcoming and approachable manner while being really professional and competent. I will always be grateful to you for your thoroughness, fairness, and transparency in pursuing my case.Thank you soo much.
Hayden NjauHayden Njau
10:00 22 Jul 22
I have had an excellent experience working with you.Your team is thorough, listens and takes note of everything to ensure that you client is satisfied. They are prompt with replies and are always available whenever you need them. I would like to thank Miss Amy Felix George and Elaha Basir for their help with my application.
Talal YousefTalal Yousef
16:48 19 Jul 22
Great experience working with the AY&J team. Silvia is a brilliant professional who listened carefully and guided the process through her excellent legal advice. We were able to get our visa extension without any issue or delay. Thank you Silvia
Vijay KumarVijay Kumar
06:57 15 Jul 22
I consulted A Y & J Solicitors Chancery, Lane for help in regards to my ILR, this is my second case with them and the experience has been better than the previous one.Silvia was extremely attentive, diligent and excellent with communicating the matter details. I am extremely grateful for her help with this matter and very pleased with the excellent service I received.I would not hesitate to use this company again and would highly recommend there service.
Damodar KDamodar K
12:52 14 Jul 22
I would like to thanks AY & J from the bottom of my heart. Especially, Latrece and Diana. I would like to personally appreciate, the way they responded to my case considering my situation and all other paper work done in time with right from word GO to make an appointment to successful case. I would recommend them for any immigration works without a second thought. They are the best in many ways. Let's keep in touch for more business and growth together. Cheese and happy holidays to the entire team at AT&J. Thanks again, God bless.
Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
09:51 14 Jul 22
Amazing team. It has been a wonderful experience working with you. Highly professional and helpful at the same time. Thank you.
Mickey WongMickey Wong
08:15 20 Jun 22
Diana and Nina were very helpful throughout the process. They have answered all of my questions very quickly and have done a very professional job on the application. Recommended!
Muhammad JamalMuhammad Jamal
16:45 19 May 22
Loved how A Y & J solicitors have helped in getting my visa. Highly recommend amazing experienced people. The best thing is all of them are really supportive
Sargam VohraSargam Vohra
06:33 14 May 22
very helpful and clear; honest. Very experienced and friendly. Would highly recommend!
Fikret YorulmazFikret Yorulmaz
16:05 13 May 22
Recently I have received my sponsor license with the guidance of AY&J solicitors.From start to finish I have received very professional service with their previous knowledge it was very smooth process. I’m very happy to decide to do job with them.I m highly recommend this firm who wants to apply for sponsor license.
aarushi manochaaarushi manocha
21:39 24 Apr 22
Amy had been the one to help us through the process, we sailed through very smoothly. My company and I are more than pleased to have worked alongside A Y & J solicitors.
SatyaMahesh BondapalliSatyaMahesh Bondapalli
12:04 22 Apr 22
We had a wonderful experience working with AY&J Solicitors.Silvia Burtea has been a master professional all through the process. She has not only been very responsive, Informative but very patient as well with our unexpected changes internally. The complete process was ideally what you look out of the best service possible. I never had to worry about anything else as long as we just followed their guidelines. As perfect as you can expect from an experienced team. Thank you Silvia & Team for making this a hassle free process. Would definitely recommend them for any Immigration service.
Syeda ZahraSyeda Zahra
09:12 07 Apr 22
Thank you for dealing with such a professional way. It was a great experience with AY&J solicitor. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family.
Awad HamzaAwad Hamza
08:58 15 Mar 22
Very professional, extremely helpful and responsive. Highly recommended for availing any service from them as they will deliver as they commit. I highly recommend Diana for her support during the entire process. Special thanks to Nina as well.
lim lianlim lian
09:52 23 Feb 22
Extremely fast and efficient process, from start to finish it literally only took 6 working days including the time it took for introductions and walking through the application timeline! Amy was also extremely friendly and responds extremely quickly and concisely to any queries you may have! I would highly recommend them!
Ajmal HussainAjmal Hussain
19:51 14 Feb 22
It's been great experience with Diana from start to the end of my skilled worker visa extension. She has enormous experience in handling unexpected queries. Thanks again to Diana. I'll recommend her for all type of visa processing to my friends and families.
jatin barotjatin barot
09:51 08 Jan 22
Its was really a pleasant experience with AY&J Associates. They really prove their expertise in immigration.Specially thankful to Dianna, She try and attend all silly quarries.Overall highly recommended People.You people are fulfilling dreams come true for all the people around the world who wants to start their career in UK.
Nikitas N.Nikitas N.
14:10 09 Dec 21
Excellent professionalism. Case - specific approach. Very clear, detailed, accurate description of the process and the expected outcomes since the first meeting and during the process. Kept up to date through the whole process. Always approachable and responding to questions promptly. Specifically I would like to thank Silvia B. an excellent Immigration Associate who helped with my case.
Alwyn LaubscherAlwyn Laubscher
13:47 18 Feb 21
Thank you for the great service. Everything was done in a professional manner and in good time. I can truly recommend your services to anyone else who might need it.
Jignesh PatelJignesh Patel
05:59 06 Nov 20
We have received our family ILR approval in a week time. Thank you so much Diana for your professional guidance and excellent , timely Services. I highly recommend your services to all who is looking g for professional and highly efficient immigration services in the UK
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Our Client Process

1
Free case evaluation

All new clients receive a free case evaluation with our team to help them understand their legal issues and to determine whether we are right for each other.

2
1-Hour case consultation

During the consultation the client and lawyer develop a roadmap for the success resolution of the case.

3
Case management

The client case is handLed with an extreme focus on the client’s needs and how to most effectively and efficiently meet those needs and goals for the case.

Your Sponsor Licence Team

Yash DubalDirector

Yash Dubal is a Director of the firm and Senior Immigration Associate. Yash cares for both our high-net-worth and business clients. His motto is to find out what success means to you and create a strategy to achieve your ambitions.

Diana Elena TodiricaHead of Operations / Senior Immigration Associate

Diana has one simple motto for client care – “Find out what they want to achieve and make it happen”.  Diana never gives up and will tenaciously fight for her clients until they get the result they desire.

Amin AkhtarBusiness Relationship Manager

Amin’s ultimate goal is being able to master the craft of understanding clients’ needs and exceeding client expectations.

He maintains excellent client relationships through transparency, hard work and bespoke service.