Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence

Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence



In order to sponsor a skilled non – EEA national, your business must possess a sponsorship licence which is issued by the Home Office.


Once your company has been vetted through an application process and approved as a licensed sponsor you can then issue a Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) to the migrant worker, subject to meeting all the relevant criteria.


The rules and procedures in relation obtaining a sponsorship licence can be complex and are constantly changing.


The Home Office’s criterion for issuing a licence is very subjective and they will assess whether your business has a genuine need for a skilled migrant worker.


The Home Office will also need to be satisfied on the following:

  • that you are a genuinely trading entity with operations based in the UK;
  • that you have effective human resource procedures and recruitment practises in place to meet your sponsorship duties;
  • you or your business has no previous history of immigration non-compliance or any relevant criminal convictions.


We can assist your business through each stage of the application process, offering our guidance and extensive expertise on the requirements to ensure that the application process runs smoothly.


If your UK Tier 2 Licence has been suspended or revoked with no right to appeal, we can assist by way of Judicial Review. At Duncan Lewis Solicitors, we are experts at challenging the Home Office through Judicial Review. Our team of UK immigration solicitors are highly experienced with making Judicial Review claims against the UK Home Office.


Please contact our Business Immigration Team on +44(0)203 114 1131 or e-mail us at businessimmigration@duncanlewis.com.

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