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Why Choose Osbourne Pinner?

What is a Sponsor Licence?

The UK government requires companies that employ talented workers outside the UK to obtain a sponsor licence. Our solicitors at Osbourne Pinner are experts in this field and strive to ensure successful applications. For a sponsor licence, a UK business must demonstrate:

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Skilled Worker Visa

The UK Skilled Worker Visa has replaced the Tier 2 General Visa. To be eligible, skilled workers must have a job offer from a UK company with a sponsorship license. Our immigration solicitors can provide you with the appropriate legal advice based on the individual circumstances of your case. To get a skilled visa, candidates must:

  • Get a job offer from a UK company that has a sponsorship license.

  • Work for an employer approved by the Home Office.

  • Secure a Certificate of Sponsorship which describes your responsibilities in detail.

  • Choose a profession that meets the requirements.

  • Be paid a minimum salary based on your job role.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tier 2 Worker Licence

Osbourne Pinner’s immigration solicitors have experience handling sponsorship licences for companies of all sizes and know the process intimately. Tier-2 worker licenses are classified as follows.

General - to be eligible for a job, you must meet the job eligibility criteria.

Minister of Religion- for people who plan to work in the religious sector in the United Kingdom.

Charity Workers – for those who come to the UK more for volunteer work with charities rather than for paid employment.

Sportsperson- it’s for elite coaches and athletes who will be based in the UK.

Tier 4 University Sponsor Licence

With our experience and detailed understanding of UK law, we can ensure a simple and smooth application process for Tier 4 University Sponsor Licence are as follows:

At Osbourne Pinner, we can help you in every step of obtaining a Tier 4 sponsor licence for your education institution. Tier 4 licence requires an educational institution to meet the following criteria:

Tier 5 Temporary Worker Licence

With our experience and detailed understanding of UK law, we can ensure a simple and smooth application process for Tier 5 temporary worker licenses. Temporary Tier 5 workers are professionals you need to hire temporarily. The licence categories of Tier 5 are as follows:

Creative and Sporting - intended for individuals who want to work as athletes, creative artists or entertainers in the UK.

Religious Workers — for individuals who wish to work as religious workers in non-pastoral roles in the UK.

International Agreement - for those who come to the UK to provide a service governed by international law.

Charity Workers – for those who come to the UK more for volunteer work with charities rather than for paid employment.

Government-Authorized Exchange — for those who come to the UK under approved schemes to exchange knowledge, expertise, and best practices.

Seasonal Workers — Workers from abroad who come to the UK for up to 6 months to work in agriculture.

Sponsor Licence Compliance Visit & Management

Employers who are newcomers to sponsorship may find it challenging to apply for and maintain a sponsor licence. However, sponsors must follow Home Office immigration regulations, or their licence could be revoked.

The Home Office may visit your workplace to determine whether your organisation can fulfil its sponsorship responsibilities when you apply. This compliance visit ensures that your recruitment and HR systems are in place to effectively supervise a foreign worker and meet your legal obligations. 

At Osbourne Pinner, our expert immigration solicitors can assist you in obtaining a sponsorship licence, complying with Home Office regulations.

Our Sponsorship Licence Team

Our immigration solicitors at Osbourne Pinner have extensive knowledge and experience in UK immigration law. We provide valuable guidance and assistance to our clients through each stage of the immigration process. We understand the importance of your issue, so we respond promptly, offering advice and action if necessary.


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Richard Young

Senior Immigration Solicitor

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Santhosh Kumar


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Samina Akuji

Immigration Solicitor

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Yee Han

Immigration Associate

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Why Choose Us to Get Your Sponsor Licence?

We strive always to ensure our clients’ success. Our team is available for assistance at every stage of the sponsorship license application process.

Transparent Pricing

Our legal rates are highly competitive, and we provide a breakdown of costs.

A Firm with the Highest Rating

We have highly trained specialists in each of our legal departments. Regular training courses keep their expertise fresh.

Advisory Opinion

Our competent immigration solicitor can assist you in making the best decisions.

Clients Priority

Our service is customised to meet your specific needs. Your success is our priority.


Our years of experience have helped us accomplish many clients' goals and exceed their expectations.

Direct Access to Qualified Solicitors

We will assign you a certified immigration solicitor specialising in UK immigration law.

Successful Outcomes

We provide our clients with professional legal support from beginning to end with the highest level of success.

Faster Process

Our success rate for obtaining a sponsorship licence is high. Some of our clients have received sponsor licenses within days of submitting their applications.

Our Sponsor Licence Success Stories

Our team of experienced corporate immigration solicitors work across a wide range of businesses both in the EU and internationally, as well as specialist businesses with very specific requirements to sponsor foreign nationals. These are some of our most acclaimed clients:

Frequently asked questions on sponsor licenses

A Sponsor Licence is a licence that allows an employer to sponsor skilled
workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland to come and work in the UK. The licence is granted by the Home Office.

To be eligible for a Sponsor Licence, an employer must:
- have a genuine need for the skills of the migrant worker
- be able to meet the migrant worker's salary requirements
- have appropriate policies and procedures in place regarding the employment of migrant workers

If an employer is successful in their application for a Sponsor Licence, they will be issued with a certificate which will list the types of workers they are able to sponsor. The employer will then need to assign a 'Certificate of Sponsorship' to each migrant worker they wish to sponsor.

A Sponsor Licence is a valuable tool for companies in the United Kingdom who wish to employ foreign national workers. The process of applying for and being granted a Sponsor Licence is not straightforward, but the benefits of having one are numerous.

Firstly, a Sponsor Licence holder can sponsor an unlimited number of foreign national employees. This is particularly useful for companies who wish to hire large numbers of skilled workers from outside the European Union. Secondly, a Sponsor Licence holder can apply to renew their licence every four years, meaning that they can continue to sponsor employees without having to reapply each time.

Finally, holding a Sponsor Licence demonstrates to potential employees that a company is serious about complying with UK immigration law. This can help a company attract the best and brightest talent from around the world.

If you're looking to sponsor employees from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), you'll need to apply for a sponsorship licence. The process can seem daunting, but we've put together a step-by-step guide to help make things as easy as possible.

To apply for a sponsorship licence, you'll need to:
1. Register with the Home Office Sponsor Management System
2. Pay the application fee
3. Complete an online form
4. Send supporting documentation
5. Attend an interview (if required)

The cost of obtaining a Sponsor Licence can vary depending on the size and type of organisation. For small businesses, the cost is typically £536. For larger & medium businesses, the cost is £1476. The cost also varies depending on the length of time for which the licence is valid.

It can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to successfully obtain a sponsorship licence, depending on the size and complexity of your organization. The process involves completing an application form and paying the associated fee, as well as providing supporting documentation.

Once your application has been received, it will be reviewed by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). They may contact you for additional information or to schedule an interview. Once your application is approved, you will receive a sponsorship licence which is valid for four years.

If you are planning on applying for a sponsorship licence, it is essential to start the process early so that you can ensure that everything is in order before your employees arrive in the UK.

In order to apply for a sponsor licence, businesses must first ensure that they are eligible. There are a number of requirements that businesses must meet in order to be eligible for a sponsor licence, including:
- being a legitimate organisation registered with Companies House
- having a UK bank account
- being able to evidence that they can comply with the Home Office's record-keeping and Right to Work checks requirements
- having an immigration compliance officer who is responsible for ensuring that the business complies with its sponsorship duties.

If you're a business sponsor, you need to renew your sponsorship licence every 4 or 5 years. Here's how to do it:
1. Go to the UK Visas and Immigration website and log in to your account.
2. Select 'Renew my sponsorship licence' from the 'Your tasks' section.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your renewal application.
4. Pay the renewal fee of £536 (or £1476 if you're a large sponsor).
5. Once your application has been processed, you'll receive a new sponsorship licence valid for 4 or 5 years.

30-Minutes Free Initial Consultation

We offer a 30 minutes free of charge initial consultation which can take place in our offices or through a video conference. If you would like us to book you for this free consultation, then give us a call on 0203 983 5080 or fill the online enquiry form.

Please note that our packages of No Win Half Fee or No Win No Fee policy does not apply in the event that your company is requested for an audit by the Home Office. If the company has been listed for audit then this is a separate process and will require additional fees which will be discussed by our Solicitor if you decide to instruct us.


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I recently applied for a student sponsor license for my educational institution with the amazing support and guidance of Osbourne Pinner. Their team of lawyers was highly knowledgeable, professional, and efficient throughout the entire process. Osbourne Pinner provided invaluable advice and assistance, ensuring that every aspect of the application was completed accurately and on time. They helped me understand the complex visa requirements and made sure that my institution met all the necessary criteria to obtain the sponsorship. Their attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond for their clients was exceptional. They were always available to provide prompt and insightful answers to any questions. Thanks to Osbourne Pinner’s expertise and dedication, I secured my Sponsorship Licence quickly and without issues. I highly recommend their services to apply for a Student Sponsorship Licence or any other kind of Sponsor Licence in London. Their expertise and attention to detail are unparalleled, and their dedication to providing outstanding service is remarkable.
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I recently renewed my UK Sponsor Licence through Osbourne Pinner, and I am satisfied with the services. The team was professional, knowledgeable, and supportive, guiding me through the entire process and ensuring submitting of the necessary documents correctly and on time. They provided attention to detail and their willingness to go above and beyond to ensure my application was successful. They understood my specific needs and provided tailored advice invaluable in securing my Sponsorship Licence renewal. Throughout the entire process, I felt supported, informed, and confident. The team at Osbourne Pinner was always available to answer the questions, which made the entire experience stress-free and enjoyable. Thanks to Osbourne Pinner’s expertise and dedication for helping me renew my Sponsorship Licence quickly and without issues. Their professionalism and their commitment to providing exceptional service are truly remarkable. I recommend Osbourne Pinner to anyone looking to renew their UK Sponsor Licence or apply for any other kind of Sponsor Licence in London. Their expertise and guidance were excellent in ensuring my success.
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I recently had a Home Office sponsor compliance visit, and Osbourne Pinner helped me better prepare. Their team of experts ensured that my organization fully complies with our legal obligations as an employer. The guidance provided by Osbourne Pinner was invaluable in preparing for the compliance visit. They helped me understand what documents to have ready, what to expect during the visit, and how to handle potential issues. Their attention to detail is excellent, and they ensured that all of our HR and recruitment systems and processes were up to standard before the visit. The team even provided me with a checklist to ensure we were fully compliant with our legal obligations. During the compliance visit, we were fully prepared thanks to the expertise of Osbourne Pinner. I am delighted with the services provided by Osbourne Pinner. Their team of professionals is knowledgeable, friendly, and dedicated to ensuring a successful outcome for their clients. If you want help with your sponsor compliance visit, I highly recommend Osbourne Pinner.
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I recently applied for a sponsor license for my IT company, and Osbourne Pinner helped me. Their team of experts made the entire process smooth and stress-free. Osbourne Pinner provided guidance and answered all my questions promptly. They helped me understand the requirements and advised me on what documents to submit, which made the application process much easier. Their attention to detail is excellent, and they ensured that my application was complete and error-free before submitting it. The team even provided me with regular updates on the progress of my application. Thanks to Osbourne Pinner’s expertise, I received my sponsor license in less than eight weeks, which is impressive considering the current processing times. I can now sponsor foreign workers and students to come and work or study in the UK without any hassle. I highly recommend Osbourne Pinner to apply for a sponsor license. Their team of professionals is knowledgeable, friendly, and dedicated to ensuring a successful outcome for their clients.