Further to our October update, Tier 2/5 sponsors who registered under the points based system when it was first introduced should have been contacted by the UKBA to renew their licence by now. If you only hold a Tier 4 sponsor licence, then the earliest date that your sponsor licence will be due for renewal will be 31 March 2013. Therefore, Tier 4 sponsors will be able to renew their licence from 31 December 2012 (three months before the licence expires), and they should have received their first reminder from the UKBA on 30 November 2012.

Sponsors should ensure that their key personnel details are up to date, including the email address details for their authorising officer and key contact to ensure that all updates from the UKBA are received.