Skilled worker sponsor licence renewal 2024

You must apply for skilled worker sponsor licence renewal before it expires. A Worker Sponsor Licence Renewal is required every 4 years to continue to hold the licence.

This is a step-by-step guide to understand the sponsor licence renewal process, cost and requirements. You will receive an email from the Home Office 3 months prior to the expiry of the licence reminding you to renew your skilled worker sponsor licence.

At the stage of skilled worker sponsor licence renewal, the UKVI may visit your organisation to ensure you have a compliance management system. We are specialist lawyers for sponsor licence renewals.

Deluxe Law Chambers specialise in skilled worker sponsor licence renewal application and therefore we provide high quality sponsor licence services to our clients. The quality service provided by our immigration lawyers is self-evident from our 5-star Google Reviews.

Renew your skilled worker sponsor licence

You should make an application to renew your skilled worker sponsor licence up to three months before your current licence expiry date.

Generally, skilled worker sponsor licence is valid for a period of up to 4 years. If your skilled worker sponsor licence renewal is successful, your sponsor licence will be extend for a further period of 4 years.

If you require services with your skilled worker renewal application or help with a sponsor licence compliance visit, please contact +441614644140 or email us at for skilled worker sponsor licence renewal advice from our highly experienced UK immigration lawyers. You can book an appointment online for detailed immigration consultation.

Skilled worker sponsor licence renewal (Formerly known as Tier 2 sponsor licence)

You will need to apply online through sponsorship management system to renew your sponsor licence. If you fail to renew your skilled worker sponsor licence, you will lose the licence and you will not be able to sponsor the migrant workers. Your current migrant workers will lose the right to work as well.

At Deluxe Law Chambers, we have extensive knowledge and experience to deal with skilled worker sponsor licence applications.

Skilled worker sponsor licence renewal

What are the key points to renew a sponsor licence?

  • Sponsorship licence must be renewed every 4 years after approval 
  • Sponsors can renew their licences starting 3 months before their expiry date
  • Sponsors can check the license expiration date and earliest renewal date in the sponsorship management system “SMS”. account. 
  • Sponsors must apply for licence renewal by submitting an application through their SMS account and paying the appropriate fee online. 

You can call us on 01614644140 to discuss your sponsor licence renewal application.

What is the cost to renew a skilled worker sponsor licence?

The fee to renew your skilled worker sponsor licence will depend on whether your organisation is classed as a small or charitable sponsor or a medium or large sponsor.

Type of sponsor licenceSmall or charitable sponsors licence renewal feeMedium or large sponsors licence renewal fee
Temporary Worker£536£536
Worker and Temporary Worker£536£ 1,476

Under the Home Office guidance, an organisation is classed as a small company if the following apply:

  • Annual turnover of no more than £10.2 million
  • A balance sheet total of no more than £5.1 million
  • No more than 50 employees on average

You can pay additional £500 to fast track your skilled worker sponsor licence renewal.

Process for skilled worker sponsor licence renewal

An authorised level 1 user can apply online to renew skilled worker sponsor licence through sponsorship management system (SMS). You need to ensure that you organisation continues to meet the requirements and sponsorship duties to hold a sponsor licence.

Once you submitted the application and paid the fee, you will receive a submission sheet after the sponsor licence renewal declaration screen. This should be completed, signed and emailed to the UKVI.

What is a compliance visit?

A Home Office compliance officer may visit you as part of the sponsor licence renewal process. The reason of the compliance visit is to ensure that you continue to meet your sponsorship duties and have a compliance management system in your organisation.

What happens if I don’t renew my Sponsor Licence?

If you don’t renew your sponsor licence, it will automatically expire on the expiry date listed and you will no longer be able to act as a sponsor from that date. This also means that the leave of any existing sponsored migrant workers will be curtailed.

In some cases, you may be able to make a renewal application, while in other circumstances you may have to apply for a new licence.

How can we help with your skilled worker sponsor licence application?

We understand that efficiency, both in terms of money and workforce is important to any successful business. At Deluxe Law Chambers, our commercial awareness and experience in dealing with sponsor licence applications sets us apart from other immigration law firms.

We understand what needs to be done to secure a Sponsor Licence allowing you to do what you do best, run your business to ensure it is profitable. We take the stress away from applying for a Sponsor Licence which can be complex in nature giving you confidence of a successful outcome.

  • We conduct a review of your organisation and HR structure.
  • We advise you on the required documents to apply for a sponsor licence application.
  • Our legal team advise you on skilled worker sponsor licence requirements.
  • We can find out the priority slot for your sponsor licence application.
  • We work with you to build a robust system for your organisation to comply with the Home Office requirements.
  • We prepare your application form.
  • We advise you about your duties and responsibilities as a sponsor licence holder.
  • We maintain a high reputation for being understanding, tenacious, and flexible in dealing with our clients to ensure the best result possible.

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No matter where you live, we can deal with your immigration case remotely from our Manchester office. Call us on +441614644140 for immediate help with your immigration application or request a call back. Our highly skilled & experienced immigration lawyers in Manchester specialise in UK Immigration, including work visas, family visas, dependent visas, visitor visas, ILR applications, British citizenship, sponsor licence applications, and much more.

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