Skilled Worker Sponsor Licence Guide 2023

Have you heard of a skilled worker sponsor licence? This is a detailed skilled worker sponsor licence guide in 2023.

It’s a licence that employers in the UK can apply for in order to sponsor skilled workers from outside of the country. This licence allows them to hire non-UK workers who have the skills and qualifications that they require for certain roles that are otherwise difficult to fill.

Skilled Worker Sponsor Licence Guide for Employers and Employees

This skilled worker sponsor licence guide focuses on the major requirements for skilled worker sponsor licence for a successful application.

Read full guidance regarding certificate of sponsorship here.

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The sponsor licence is given out by the Home Office and allows organisations, companies and businesses to hire foreign employees in a multitude of fields. The process can take anywhere from one to three months, but once obtained, it allows the employer a great deal of flexibility in terms of hiring staff from all over the world.

How to obtain a skilled worker sponsor licence?

To obtain a skilled worker sponsor licence, the employer needs to meet certain requirements and provide evidence that they are a genuine organisation with a legitimate need for skilled workers from overseas. They also need to show that they have the necessary systems in place to comply with UK immigration laws and regulations. We offer help with setting up a HR Robust system to meet the requirement.

Once you have the license, you can then sponsor workers to come and work for them in the UK. This can be a great option for employers who need to fill skilled roles that they are unable to find suitable candidates locally.

At our firm, we have an expert team of immigration lawyers who specialise in securing skilled worker sponsor licences for our clients. We understand the importance of this licence and the impact it can have on your business. That’s why we are committed to providing you with personalised service and a comprehensive understanding of the process.

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Understanding the importance of a skilled workers sponsor licence

The sponsorship licence process is not a simple one, but it can make all the difference for those seeking valuable employment opportunities. It is an important tool for bringing highly skilled workers to the UK and helps international businesses and organisations connect with a global talent pool. Therefore, we recommend seeking legal advice and help with the skilled worker sponsor licence application to avoid any mistakes in making your application.

Do I need a skilled worker sponsor licence?

If you are looking to hire international employees as full-time or bring employees from outside the UK, then you do need to apply for a skilled worker sponsor licence. This skilled worker sponsor licence guide will help you to better understand the importance of skilled worker sponsor licence.

Requirements for skilled worker sponsor licence

To obtain skilled worker sponsor licence smoothly and without any issues or delay, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must read the skilled worker sponsor licence guide (Appendix D)
  • You are genuine business operating in the UK
  • You have a genuine vacancy and you wish to hire a foreign employee to fill the role and it is a skilled role at or above Regulated Qualifications Framework level 3 or above
  • You have a Robust system in place to track, monitor and keep the records of your migrant workers
  • You pay the minimum salary as stated in Appendix Skilled Occupation

Can a small business apply for a Skilled Worker Sponsor Licence?

Yes, any UK employer can apply for a licence regardless of size.

What is the minimum skill level required for Skilled Worker visas?

Skilled Worker visa applicants must have a skill level of RQF3 or above.

How long does it take to get a Skilled Worker Sponsor Licence?

The processing time for a Skilled Worker Sponsor Licence is typically 8 weeks.

Is there a limit to the number of Skilled Worker visas a business can sponsor?

No, there is no limit to the number of Skilled Worker visas a business can sponsor.

Do Skilled Worker visa holders have a path to permanent residence in the UK?

Yes, Skilled Worker visa holders can be eligible to apply for settlement (indefinite leave to remain) in the UK after 5 years.

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