A - UK Visa Sponsorship for Employers

Sponsor Licence Applications for Employers

A - UK Visa Sponsorship for Employers

You will usually need a sponsor licence to employ someone to work for you from outside the UK. This includes citizens of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland who arrived in the UK after 31 December 2020. This includes unpaid work, like running a charity.

You will not need a licence to sponsor certain groups, for example:
* Irish citizens
* those with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme
* those with indefinite leave to remain in the UK

Sponsoring someone does not guarantee that they will get a visa to work for you in the UK.

How to get a sponsor licence
1 - Check your business is eligible.
2 - Check if your job is suitable for sponsorship.
3 - Choose the type of licence you want to apply for - this will depend on what type of worker you want to sponsor.
4 - Decide who will manage sponsorship within your business.

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) may visit your business to check it’s suitable.

After you apply - you will be given a licence rating if your application is successful.

You will be able to issue certificates of sponsorship if you have jobs that are suitable for sponsorship. Your licence will be valid for 4 years. You may lose your licence if you do not meet your responsibilities as a sponsor.

Contact us to discuss your immigration matter by calling us on +44(0)7548856403 or email us on office@arukvisa.co.uk or by completing our Contact Form. One of our advisers will be happy to assist you personally.