What is the pre-licence priority service?
Pre-licence priority service
A pre-licence priority service is for businesses who need a sponsorship licence and, this particular
service gives them priority over a regular service at an extended rate, allowing the
process to be completed quickly.
A standard licence service takes around 2 months to be processed, however if you’re
a priority then, providing you have given all the documents required, the process
should take around 10 days to be completed. This service will cost an additional
£500 compared to a normal service.
Potential disadvantages of the pre-licence priority service
One issue with priority service is the extended rate. Furthermore, you will not always be accepted
for this process as there are only a certain number of cases that can be taken a
day. There are a few reasons for why this may be the case. Firstly, you would have
to apply within the operating hours of the Home Office – meaning if you apply outside
these certain hours you will most likely be denied this service. Additionally, your request
could be ineligible for the service.
If time is of the essence and you need a prioritised service you should speak to an
immigration solicitor who would be able to resolve the issue for you by giving your
request the best chance for approval.
At NA Law Solicitors we have a team of experienced UK immigration solicitors that can advise you further on the pre-licence priority service. Please do get in touch.