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Has your sponsor license application been refused? ​

In the unfortunate event that your sponsor license application is refused or rejected, it can be highly disheartening and frustrating for employers. After investing time and resources into the application process, being unable to secure a license can hinder recruitment plans and potentially result in missing out on a valuable candidate.


The actions you can take following a failed application will depend on the reasons for the failure, which will be outlined in the Home Office decision letter. If the application is rejected, it indicates that there are issues with the application itself. This could be due to incomplete or inaccurate supporting documentation, making it impossible for the caseworker to make a decision based on the information provided. In such cases, you don't have to wait to submit a new application. However, it is crucial to ensure that the new application addresses the shortcomings of the original one.


On the other hand, if the application is refused, you may be subject to a cooling-off period of at least six months before reapplying. A refusal typically occurs when the organisation fails to meet one or more of the sponsorship license requirements. For instance, if the organisation is not operating within the UK or the role does not meet the minimum salary requirement, the application will be refused.


It is essential to carefully review the Home Office decision letter and seek professional guidance to understand the specific reasons for the refusal or rejection. By addressing any deficiencies or issues highlighted in the letter, you can increase your chances of success in future applications.


We are happy to review the letter that you have received from the Home Office and provide you with initial guidance completely free of charge.

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