The Home Office is very strict about granting a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence. A great deal of effort is required in applying and acquiring it and receiving one is indeed an achievement.

For the initial period, the validity of the licence is four years and your organisation must then renew its Sponsorship Licence if you wish to continue employing non-EU workers. Employing non-EEA workers without complying with UK immigration law may invite severe penalty charges.

Our expert advice and guidance will not only help you to acquire this necessary licence, but also to retain it.

The Process

You are required:

  • To submit a valid renewal application via SMS (sponsor management system).
  • To pay appropriate fees.

The UKVI has the right to carry out unannounced / announced compliance visits as part of the Sponsor Licence renewal process. For instance, the Home Office can ask a sponsor to demonstrate that their company is in full compliance with sponsorship duties at any time.

Poor Preparation May Cause Refusal

Many of the reasons for Sponsor Licence refusal are:

  • Not performing Sponsor Licence compliance duties.
  • Poor record keeping.
  • Not informing UKVI on substantial changes to company structure and workforces.
  • Not responding to UKVI inquiries within their time frame.
  • Submitting inadequate documents to establish ‘genuine’ vacancy requirements.

Specialist Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Services

The Home Office is notoriously particular about all requirements being properly met and about continued compliance. YDVISAS’ highly qualified lawyers have an in-depth understanding of these requirements, with extensive experience in dealing with sponsorship licence renewal applications. We will manage your renewal application without any disruption to your daily business activities.

Our Assurance:

  • Personally undertake all the documentation and business checks required before your renewal application can be made.
  • Conduct thorough checks to keep your HR department up-to-date with the latest immigration practices.
  • Provide full legal guidance and ensure your organisation complies with duties and responsibilities.

What’s Next? Speak To An Expert

For expert advice and professional help, please contact our immigration team on 020 7404 7933 or email us at You can also use the form to make an enquiry.

Applying for a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence renewal is an important matter so make sure you get it right the first time.

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