UK employers have to be granted a sponsorship licence by the Home Office before they can employ non-UK resident workers under the new points-based visa system and routes such as the Skilled Worker visa.

Employers who do not hold a valid sponsorship licence will be unable to hire migrant workers coming to the UK after 1 January 2021 or extend visas for current sponsored employees.

All sponsors have to be fully aware of their immigration duties and have processes and systems in place to both meet these requirements and to maintain records as evidence of their compliance.


To get a sponsorship licence you must:


1. Prove to the Home Office that you are a genuine company       operating and trading lawfully in the UK;

2. Meet their suitability criteria;

3. Give them no reason to believe that you represent a threat to   immigration control;

4. Agree to comply with the duties of sponsorship.


M.K.Suri & Co can assist you in obtaining a Sponsorship license and provide you with ongoing support in an ever-changing climate.

Our approach will depend on the size and nature of your organisation, and the categories you are looking to register under.

We will make recommendations based on best practice and our own experience of working with similar types of organisations – and of course, all our work will be carried out in the strictest confidence.


Whether you’re making an initial sponsor licence application, extension/renewal or require our consultancy services please contact us.