Sponsor License Revocation

Sponsor License Revocation

There are 15 sponsor license revocations each week due to non-compliance with the sponsorship regime.

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If UK Visas and Immigration considers that you are failing to meet your sponsor duties your sponsor licence will be revoked.

Sponsor Licence Revocation

If your sponsor licence is revoked, any foreign workers you sponsor will have their leave curtailed. They will be given 60 calendar days to find alternative sponsorship or leave the UK. If they have less than 60 days to run on their visa it will not be curtailed, but they must find alternative sponsorship or leave the UK before it expires.

Reasons for revoking a sponsor licence include having given false information when you made your Sponsor Licence Application, employing a migrant in a job that does not meet the skill level requirements and using a CoS to fill a vacancy other than the one specified on the CoS you assign for that role. Human resource policy failures are a common reason for revocation.

There is no right of appeal against a decision to revoke a sponsor licence and you will not be allowed to apply for a sponsor licence again until the end of the appropriate cooling off period from the date your licence is revoked.

What else do I need to know about Sponsor Licence Revocations?

There is no right of appeal against a decision to revoke a sponsor licence. However, our immigration barristers can advise on the merits of applying for Judicial Review of a revocation decision and, where appropriate, provide representation in Judicial Review proceedings.

If your sponsor licence is revoked, it is possible to submit a fresh Sponsor Licence Application after the cooling off period. However, the application will need to address the reasons why your previous licence was revoked.

How our immigration lawyers can help

We understand that receiving a sponsor licence revocation decision can be disruptive, costly and distressing for both employers and sponsored workers.

If a decision has been taken to revoke a sponsor licence, our immigration barristers can advise on the merits of applying for Judicial Review of the revocation decision and, where appropriate, provide representation in Judicial Review proceedings. We can also prepare fresh sponsor licence applications following revocation.

Call us on 0208 099 7560, complete the online contact form or email us at [email protected] to learn more about how we can help your business remain in compliance with UK immigration law.

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