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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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
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
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
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.