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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Ravish ThakkarRavish Thakkar
09:53 19 Apr 24
The services I got from A Y & J was fantastic. Both Akshay & Aileen were very professional & attentive with the process of my application. I can never be grateful enough for the hard work to ensure a successful outcome of my application with the help of A Y & J Solicitors. I would highly recommend their services.
Yingwei PengYingwei Peng
12:11 18 Apr 24
Suhail FamilySuhail Family
17:23 16 Apr 24
A really big thank you to Nagina who helped me for my wife's extension visa. Nagina made is really easy in everyway and was absolutely stress-free from beginning to end. This is the second time for me using AY & J Solicitors and i would recommend to anyone who would like a professional service.Thank you once again.
Foysol Ahmed RumonFoysol Ahmed Rumon
15:10 14 Apr 24
My experience with A Y & J Solicitors was excellent ,they are very professional, great clients communication and confident service. I think they are very knowledgeable and experienced about UK immigration rule. Special thanks for Elaha Basir who handle our case, you are brilliant. I really couldn't believe that you would send us the good news very quickly. Many thanks to you and your team for the excellent service. I will definitely come back for your services again and again.
Daniel SibomanaDaniel Sibomana
07:42 13 Apr 24
A Y & solicitors, massive thank you for making my UK skilled visa stress free, you’re very professional, great communication, special thanks to Amy and Jay , you guys are amazing
Igor LuchenkovIgor Luchenkov
21:23 09 Apr 24
Very good service, had a great experience working with these guys
Armin ZareArmin Zare
13:33 09 Apr 24
Delighted with the service from A Y & J Solicitors! Sunny Sandhu and Purvaja Goswami handled my UK Skilled Worker Visa case with expertise and professionalism. Their transparent communication and efficient approach led to a successful outcome. Highly recommend their services!
Ala' B M NaifaAla' B M Naifa
12:12 09 Apr 24
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a massive thank you for all team in A Y & J help with my ILR process specially Ashu. You guys made what could've been a really stressful experience so much easier!From the first chat to getting everything submitted, you were all amazing. I really appreciated how you explained everything clearly and made sure all my paperwork was spot on.Thanks to you, I've got my Indefinite Leave to Remain sorted, and I couldn't be happier! I'll definitely be recommending you to anyone who needs help with immigration stuff in the future.
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09:04 09 Apr 24
Very good and quick services have provided by the vigilant staff. I will definitely recommend A Y & J Solicitors any one who wants to get help in visa applications or etc. 👍
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21:42 08 Apr 24
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18:00 08 Apr 24
The service is really good and they’re just a text/call away. The associate appointed me was so humble and knowledgeable related to the field.
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09:38 06 Apr 24
great service very prompt, well thought through. highly recommend
Anoop B menonAnoop B menon
18:20 05 Apr 24
A Y & J Solicitors is the best in the industry ,very fast response, vast knowledge,approachable also as there was changes in the immigration rules,they handled our immigration process very carefully and in a timely manner.Kudos to the team and especially Jay who handled our application,Thank you very much for all the help and support.
I am very impressed with the service I received.Jay and Amy handled my case and were very informative,explained everything to my understanding and communication with them was top notch.My application was successful in less than a week
Zeenat JamalZeenat Jamal
13:24 03 Apr 24
My experience with AY$K Solicitors has been amazing I have been dealing with them for a long time and would greatly recommend them as they are very good and helpful and always attentive and their response to any questions are good

A Y & J Solicitors’ Review

A Y & J Solicitors have very imminent lawyers who know their work. So if somebody is good at their work, they know what is required. So they made sure all the points that the Home Office flagged off, answered and provided documentation for every point, as many documents as we could, even if they had not asked for it.

I made three big mistakes that could destroy my application directly. But luckily, A Y & J Solicitors helped me to sort it out, and I got my Visa back now, which is totally out of my expectations.

I reached out to A Y & J Solicitors. They allocated excellent young Lawyers to my case. They took me through two parts of the process. The first part was how to achieve a Sponsor License.
We were able to do that successfully within record time. They helped me bring the Gentleman to come and work for Calibrant, which included transferring his Work Visa. I found that the service was personal & very helpful.

I realised as we went along that A Y & J solicitors are cut above the rest. They knew what they were talking about. They knew the law inside out.

Our Client Process

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.

1-Hour case consultation

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

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.

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