A sponsor licence allows businesses and organisations to hire employees in the UK from abroad. A sponsor licence is presently valid for 4 years, and the business or organisation would have to make an application to extend thereafter.
The Home Office has confirmed that the requirement to extend a sponsor licence will be removed. To prepare for this, all sponsor licence holders with a licence expiring on or after 6th April 2024, will be automatically extended by 10 years. No action will be needed to be taken by the business/organisation.
If you have received a notification from the Home Office to renew your licence, you can ignore it. If you have already made an application to extend your sponsor licence, which is expiring on or after 6th April 2024, then the Home Office will contact you to arrange a refund of your renewal fee.
Please note that if your sponsor licence expires between 25th January 2024, and 6th April 2024, then to remain as an approved licence holder, you will need to renew your licence and pay the renewal fee.
This is a much-welcomed change, allowing businesses and organisations to remove the uncertainty of applying for a renewal every 4 years.
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