November 19th, 2020
Are you an employer and considering applying for a sponsor licence to enable you to sponsor migrant workers? Good news: Home Office announced a new Priority service for expedited processing of sponsor licence applications.
On 12 November 2020, the Home Office introduced a new paid service for expedited processing of sponsor licence applications,
Once the service is launched, businesses applying for a sponsor licence will have the option to pay an additional fee of £500 to have their application processed within 10 working days.
Under standard processing times, businesses can expect to wait up to eight weeks to receive a decision on their sponsor licence application.
This is the first time a priority service has been offered for sponsor licence applications. Demand for the service is likely to be high as employers start to prepare their business for hiring global talent under the new Points Based immigration system launching on 1 January 2021.
If your business has not yet applied for a sponsor licence and you think you will want to hire skilled EU or non-EU workers in 2021 and beyond, the Home Office therefore recommend that you apply for a sponsor licence as soon as possible.
Svetlova LLP is experienced in helping businesses in a wide range of sectors. If you wish to apply for an initial sponsor licence or have any questions about your existing licence, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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