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What Is a Sponsorship License?

If you are a UK based company and wish to employ people who are not British/Settled in the UK, you will need to apply for a sponsorship License.

Once you get a licence, your name will be added to the register of sponsors. The register of sponsors has the name, location and rating of the organisation. All sponsors are given an A rating or B rating when they join the register. B rating is a transitional rating and means that the sponsor is working to improve their systems.

If you have a head office in the United Kingdom; It is not a requirement that your head office has to make an application on behalf of the whole organisation. If your organisation is made up of several branches, it is possible for each branch to apply for a separate licence or for a group of branches to apply for a licence together.

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What Is A Certificate Of Sponsorship (Cos)

Companies (also called Sponsor for this category) will need to apply  a Cos (Certificate of Sponsorship)  from the Home Office. It will enable the applicant to apply for the relevant visa.

A certificate of sponsorship is not an actual certificate or paper document, but is a unique reference number, which holds information about the job and some personal details. Having a certificate of sponsorship alone does not mean you will be successful in applying to come or stay in the UK. You must meet the requirements of the particular visa category you are applying under.

Applying For A Licence

If you wish to apply for a Sponsorship licence, please feel free to contact us to discuss your eligibility and the main requirement to apply for this licence.

We can help your company to apply for the licence, Certificate of sponsorship (Cos) and even help the applicant to apply for the skilled worker visa.

Once the application is submitted, it can take few weeks to get the decision. you can pay extra fees to home office in order to get the decision within 10 days.

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When Does The Duration Of The Licence Begin?


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