Sponsor Licence Revocation and Appeals

If UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) considers that you are failing to meet your Sponsorship Licence Duties in a serious way or stop operating in the UK, your Sponsor Licence could be revoked.

What is the Sponsor Licence Revocation? 

If your sponsor licence is revoked, any migrants 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 can you do to prevent Sponsor Licence Revocation?

In order to prevent your Sponsor Licence from being revoked, it is important that you fully comply with the Sponsorship Licence Duties, which particularly includet: 

  • You must check that your foreign workers have the necessary skills, qualifications or professional accreditations to do their jobs, and keep copies of documents showing this – Record Keeping Duties
  • You must only assign certificates of sponsorship to workers when the job is suitable for sponsorship; and
  • You must tell UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) if your sponsored workers are not complying with the conditions of their visa – Reporting Duties.

Your Sponsor Licence may be downgraded, suspended or withdrawn if you do not meet them.
If you have any doubts about complying with the Sponsorship Licence Duties, please contact our immigration lawyers for expert advice.

What else do you need to know about the Sponsor Licence Revocation? 

There is no right of appeal against a decision to revoke a sponsor licence. However, our immigration solicitors and 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.

Making a Sponsor Licence Revocation Challenge with OneLaw Chambers

At OneLaw Chambers, our immigration solicitors and barristers regularly assist with Sponsor Licence Revocation Challenge in order for applicants to retain their Sponsor Licence in the UK. We have assisted many businesses and corporations to prepare and submit successful Sponsor Licence Revocation Challenges and we have represented clients from all over the world.

Whether you require expert immigration advice on the requirements of the Immigration Rules, an independent immigration assessment of your prospects of qualifying for a Sponsor Licence Revocation Challenge or professional immigration representation with preparing for your Sponsor Licence Revocation Challenge, our immigration solicitors and barristers can help you.

We are committed to ensuring that our immigration solicitors and barristers prepare every immigration visa application with utmost quality and skill so that successful outcome is achieved every time. Our immigration solicitors and barristers operate in a friendly and cooperative manner to provide our clients with the best client care and service during the entire immigration application process. 

To discuss your Sponsor Licence Revocation Challenge with one our immigration solicitors and barristers, please contact our Immigration lawyers on 0207 489 2044 / 0208 616 1819 or complete our enquiry form with your details.


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