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30 January 2024

Sponsor Licences soon to be extended by 10 years

The Home Office will soon be extending the duration of Sponsor Licences. Read on to find out more.
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Letter with the Home Office logo to represent their extension of the Sponsor Licence

Sponsor Licences that are going to expire either on or after the 6 April 2024 will receive a 10-year long extension. 

Holders of Sponsor Licences will not have to apply, or pay a renewal fee if the expiry date of their licence fits the date range.

If you have already applied to renew your licence that expires on or after 6 April, then you will receive a refund. 

Read our webpage on Sponsor Licences if you want more information about what they are and how they work.

What if my Sponsor Licence expires before 6 April 2024?

If your Sponsor Licence expires between now and 6 April 2024, then the currently existing rules will still apply. You will still have to apply and pay a renewal fee. 

Your renewed Sponsor Licence will not receive a 10-year long extension when the 6 April comes, and your licence has already been renewed. 

What impact will this change have?

The introduction of the Sponsor Licence extension will save the money and time of businesses, as they will no longer have to go through the process of renewing their licence and paying renewal fees. 

Normally, the licence has to be renewed every four years, so the extension eliminates the time and costs of two renewals. 

How we can help

If the 10-year extension does not apply to you and you need help to apply for a Sponsor Licence or renew one, our expert legal team can assist you with the application process. 

You can arrange a free 10-minute long consultation, where you will speak to a member of our team about what you need done. After this, you can arrange for a longer, paid 30 minute or 1 hour long consultation where we will give you advice and help you with your issue. 

Throughout the whole process, you will have a dedicated caseworker who will act as your main point of contact, and whom you can contact if you have any questions.

Get in touch with us today if you need our help.

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If you have any questions, or want to book an appointment with one of our legal experts, contact Woodcock Law today. Call us on +44 (0)20 7712 1705 or email

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