Tier 4 Sponsor Licenses
Enriching educational establishments and students
Westkin Associates, as part of the comprehensive range of immigration services we provide, understands the importance of assisting educational establishments in acquiring the necessary license to enroll foreign students.
For both the educational establishment and the student, the benefits are numerous. The establishment is able to foster a multicultural environment and attract the brightest students from across the globe. For the students, they are able to receive a world class education that is respected in their country of origin. The United Kingdom is home many of the World’s top educational establishments and ofren a British education is valued across the world. We work closely with many leading eductional establishments and advice on Tier 4 sponsorship licenses regularly.
Our team of student visa experts can project manage your sponsorship licence application from initial consultation through to the receiving your licence. Contact one of our immigration lawyers today via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 1184 546 to book your appointment.
Below we have outlined a mini-guide to the Tier 4 Sponsorship licence. This mini guide is intended as a guide only and does not enter into the complexities related to applying for and obtaining a Tier 4 Sponsorship License. We suggest that if you have any queries or if there is a specific area that you do not understand to contact us where we can assess your case and potentially organise a consultation with one of our immigration lawyers.
What is a Sponsorship Licence?
A sponsorship licence under Tier 4 – allows educational institutions to enroll foreign and migrant students. Immigration lawyers and solicitors can assist educational institutions to get their licences.
The licence allows educational institutions to be on the UKBA’s register of sponsors. This is a public list of all the educational institutions and enrolling organisations that UKBA has licensed to enrol foreign students. Therefore if you are an educational institution who wants to enrol students and undertake a sponsorship role, you will need a sponsor licence.
The requirements for applying for a sponsor licence are relatively hard to get over – they fall into 3 major categories:
1. The educational institution will be asked to prove that they are a genuine organisation functioning under all relevant UK laws;
2. The sponsoring educational institution must show that provide no threat to immigration procedures and controls; and
3. The educational institution requesting a sponsor licence must also show that it can manage its students and meet all of its prescribed sponsorship duties.
The licences are subject to a sponsor rating – this will be an ‘A rating’ for higher quality applications or a ‘B rating’.
Once a licence is obtained, the number of certificates to be issued (which is the number of students to be enrolled) can be increased through application.
Our experienced immigration lawyers work closely with the UKBA best practices to provide efficient and smooth results for our business clients. We are confident in our ability to provide outstanding customer service and to tailor each application to the needs of the institution we are working with.
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