The Home Office is advising sponsors with licenses expiration dates that fall between Nov. 27 and March 31, 2021 that they may submit their license renewal application in advance of the usual 90 days prior to the expiration date of their license.

Key points:

  • The license renewal opening dates for applications run from Aug. 17 to Sept. 28.
  • Level 1 users may view the revised renewal opening date on the “License summary” screen in the Sponsor Management System.
  • License end dates are not affected and sponsors may submit renewal applications up to that end date.
  • Tier 2 sponsors are reminded to confirm that they have paid the correct renewal filing fee.

Additional information: The Home Office is also now resuming audits of future and existing U.K. sponsors after having suspended audits because of the pandemic.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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