Introduction to the sponsorship management system: SMS manualguide 1

Introduction to using SMS for licensed sponsors.


SMS guide 1: introduction

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To help sponsors log into SMS for the first time, change your password, manage SMS users and view important messages posted by the Home Office.

In addition, this guide explains who should use SMS and for what purpose. The guide features a full introduction to SMS as well as a comprehensive troubleshooting section.

Published 1 August 2013
Last updated 1022 JulyJune 20242023 + show all updates
  1. Screenshots in pdf version updated.

  2. Updated the guidance as a National Insurance number (NINO) is now mandatory for Level 1 users.

  3. This guidance has been updated throughout.

  4. Updated guide to reflect changes to policy.

  5. Updated in line with changes to the Immigration Rules on 11 October 2021.

  6. Updated version of guidance published.

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