Bolton 01204 565 234 Burnley 01282 575 234

Parkview Solicitors are specialists in advising and assisting on applications for a Skilled Worker Sponsors licence for businesses. We also advise on issuing COS (Certificate of Sponsorship) for skilled workers and can help prepare a skilled worker visa application for your workers.

You’ll usually need a sponsor licence to employ someone to work for you from outside the UK. This includes citizens of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland who arrived in the UK after 31 December 2020.This includes unpaid work, like running a charity.


Types of licence:

 The licence you need depends on whether the workers you want to fill your jobs are:

  • ‘Workers’ - for skilled or long-term employment
  • ‘Temporary workers’ - for specific types of temporary employment

 You can apply for a licence covering one or both types of worker.

Worker licence

A ‘Worker’ licence will let you sponsor people in different types of skilled employment. The skilled work can be for a short time, long-term or permanent depending on the worker’s visa.


To get a licence as an employer, you cannot have:

  • unspent criminal convictions for immigration offences or certain other crimes, such as fraud or money laundering
  • had a sponsor licence revoked in the last 12 months


You’ll need appropriate systems in place to monitor sponsored employees and people to manage sponsorship in your business.


Applications refused because of a mistake

Parkview Solicitors can also advise and assist you if your licence has been refused. You can apply to request a review of your application if you think it was refused because:

  • the caseworker processing your application made a mistake
  • your supporting documents were not considered

Our work will include:

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your application;
  • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided and discussing the same with you;
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence 
  • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your application;
  • Preparing a detailed cover letter and completion of relevant online application form(s)
  • Thereafter we shall also arrange to submit your completed application to the relevant UKVI department on your behalf and uploading all the evidence to the UKVI portal.
  • We shall act as your legal representatives in relation to this application during the decision making process.

 Sponsor license for Nursing and Residential Care Homes

For legal advice call our team:

Bolton | 01204 565 234

Burnley | 01282 575 234

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