As a sponsor licence holder, how do I submit a priority change of circumstances application?

Sponsored licence holders will need to submit the change of circumstances via the sponsor management system (SMS) and send an email to with the completed request form, as an attachment. This can be found on the UKVI’s website. 

The priority service is open from 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. 

It must be noted, any request made outside these hours will not be considered and a maximum of 60 request will be accepted each day.  

Due to COVID-19, this process may change at the last minute. 

Once the request has been successful, a key personnel will receive  

  • An email from the priority service team to advise that it has been accepted, and the next steps; and  
  • A second email containing a WorldPay link. 

Key personnel will then have 72 hours to make the payment of £200. 

Each request costs £200 and will reduce the processing time to 5 working days from the date the UKVI receive the submission sheet and/or payment, depending on the type of change.