Manage your sponsorship licence: SMS manualguide 2

Step-by-step guide to managing your sponsorship licence using the sponsorship management system.


SMS guide 2: manage your sponsorship licence

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


This manual is for sponsors and explains how to use the sponsorship management system (SMS) to:

  • replace your authorising officer (AO) or key contact (KC)
  • change details of your current AO or KC
  • change your details
  • request other changes to your details
  • view and withdraw recent and outstanding requests
  • view your licence summary
  • request and withdraw a request for a CoS/CAS allocation increase
  • request a renewal of annual allocation
Published 1 August 2013
Last updated 1031 JulyJanuary 20242023 + show all updates
  1. Screenshots in the pdf version updated.

  2. Added HTML version of the guidance.

  3. Updated the guidance document as changes have been made to the rules and policy.

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

  5. Updated guidance with new version.

  6. Updated version of the guide published.

  7. Updated guidance.

  8. Updated guidance.

  9. Updated document

  10. First published.