Ultimate Guide to Applying for a UKVI Licence
Hurlingham Law offers expert tips and tricks to help you navigate the UKVI licence application process. Learn about eligibility requirements, the application process, and more in this comprehensive guide.
The Ultimate Guide to Applying for a UKVI Licence: Tips and Tricks
If you’re a UK employer looking to hire foreign workers under the skilled worker visa route, you may need to apply for a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) licence. This licence allows you to sponsor foreign workers and bring them to the UK to work for you. In this guide, Hurlingham Law provides expert tips and tricks to help you navigate the UKVI licence application process.
Eligibility Requirements: Before you apply for a UKVI licence, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Your business must be based in the UK
- Your business must be genuine and operating legally
- You must have appropriate HR systems in place
- You must be able to prove that you can offer genuine employment to foreign workers
- You must not have any unspent criminal convictions
If you meet these requirements, you can begin the UKVI licence application process.
The UKVI licence application process involves the following steps:
Step 1: Register for a UKVI Account To apply for a UKVI licence, you need to register for a UKVI account. This account will allow you to manage your application online. Hurlingham Law will do this on your behalf.
Step 2: Complete the Licence Application Form Once you have registered for a UKVI account, you can complete the licence application form. The application form is available online and must be completed in full. Hurlingham Law can draft the application
Step 3: Submit Supporting Documents To support your application, you will need to provide supporting documents, such as:
- Proof of business registration and tax documentation
- Proof of appropriate HR systems
- Proof of genuine employment offers to foreign workers
- Any other documents that may be relevant to your application
Step 4: Pay the Application Fee The application fee for a UKVI licence varies depending on the type of licence you are applying for. You can find the current fees on the UKVI website. You can pay the fee online when you submit your application.
Step 5: Wait for Your Application to be Processed Once you have submitted your application, you will need to wait for it to be processed by the UKVI. The processing time varies depending on the type of licence you are applying for.
Applying for a UKVI licence can be a complex process, but with the right guidance, it can be a smooth and successful journey. At Hurlingham Law, our experienced immigration advisors can guide you through each step of the UKVI licence application process and ensure that your application meets all the eligibility requirements. Contact us today to learn more about our UKVI licence services.