New priority
service for Tier 2
sponsors

A new priority service has been launched by the Home Office for Tier 2 sponsors which enables the quicker processing of Certificate of Sponsorship allocation requests and change of circumstance applications.

For a fee of £200, the new priority service will process requests and applications in only five working days, and can be used by Tier 2 and Tier 5 sponsors to:

  • apply to change their authorisation officer
  • add a new Level 1 User
  • add to, or renew an allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) request

Only A-rated Tier 2 or Tier 5 sponsors will be able to use this service. Premium sponsors will not be eligible as they already receive a high level of service.

Once a sponsor has decided that they would like to make use of the new service, they will be invited to telephone the Glasgow premium service centre to begin the process.

This is yet another chargeable service being rolled out by the Home Office. For advice on whether it would be the right choice for your organisation, contact Smith Stone Walters.

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