Corporate Immigration:

  • Tier 2 visa applications
  • Tier 2 dependant applications
  • Certificate of sponsorship
  • Sponsor licenses
  • Sponsor license renewal
  • Sponsor license revocation

Immigration Specialisms:

  • Indefinite Leave to Remain
  • British Citizenship
  • Naturalisation
  • Permanent residence
  • Registration of Children

Sponsor Licences

Have you tried recruiting in the UK, however despite repeated advertisements, you are left unable to fill your nursing vacancies?

At Excelsis Healthcare, we understand that businesses are required to adapt by outsourcing candidates internationally.

Our inhouse team of lawyers can provide you specialist immigration advice and support to enable you to apply for a sponsor licence with relative ease and timely delivery.

The process

We will book an initial consultation from the outset to ascertain the size and infrastructure of your business including the vacancies you are trying to fill. Following this assessment, we will outline the requirements that must be met in order to submit your application.

When considering your licence application, we need to establish the following:

are you a genuine organisation operating lawfully in the UK? - to prove this, you must provide certain documents - these are listed in Appendix A of the guidance for sponsors.

are you credible and suitable? - to judge this, we look at your history and background, the key personnel named on your application and any people involved in your day to day running of the business

are you capable of carrying out your sponsor duties and evidencing your compliance in a timeframe and manner set out in the ‘Sponsor duties’ section? - we judge this by looking at your current human resources and recruitment practices to make sure that you will be able to fulfil your sponsor duties, we may do this by visiting you before your licence is granted

if you are applying under Tier 2 (General), can you offer genuine employment that meets the Tier 2 (General) skill level and appropriate rates of pay?

Once your license has been approved you are required to ensure that you have met the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT).

What is the resident labour market test?

It is necessary for employers to first prove that the role has first been advertised to the UK domestic market which involves advertising the role in the UK for a set period of time and assessing all candidates equally. If no suitable candidate has been found the role may be offered to an international candidate.

A compliant RLMT should contain these basic elements:

an advertisement period of at least 28 days

2 advertisements for the role published at an approved recruitment platform (each advert needs to run for a total of 28 days and can either be posted at the same time or one after the other)

detailed information on the skills and qualifications required for the role, along with information concerning the location, salary and job description

Advertisements must be published on:


Universal JobMatch (or on Jobcentre Online for jobs based in Northern Ireland) and


one other platform such as a national newspaper or professional journal, or a professional recruitment website such as LinkedIn, Monster, Reed, TotalJobs, and

We are continuously working with our partner agencies globally to resource the best talent pool for your business. We recruit high quality candidates predominantly from the Philippines, India and the United Arab Emirates giving you flexibility of choice.

For the private sectors our candidates originate from the Caribbean, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and Uganda.