A sponsor licence application can be made online through the Home Office sponsorship management system. Your organisation will need to meet certain eligibility criteria. This includes demonstrating that your organisation is genuine, operating legally, has the correct HR systems in place to manage sponsorship and does not have a history of non-compliance with immigration rules.
Sponsor licence application fees depends on several factors, including whether the application is made inside or outside of the UK, the size of the company and whether the organisation is a charitable organisation. As an example, a small or charitable applicant will be expected to pay £536 per licence, whereas a medium or large applicant will pay £1,476. The sponsor licence fees will also depend on whether an applicant opts for a premium or expedited service.
The size of an organisation can be assessed by referring to the Companies Act definition of a small or charitable business. Any organisation that does not fall into these definitions will be considered a medium or large organisation.