The Home Office Sponsor Management System
Understanding the Home Office Sponsor Management System
Here’s everything you need to know about using the SMS to meet your sponsor compliance requirements.
If you’re interested in recruiting international employees, one of the most critical tools you need to become familiar with is the Home Office Sponsor Management System, also known as the SMS.
As a licenced sponsor, you have an obligation to ensure that you comply with Home Office regulations and the online SMS allows you to meet these requirements and manage your sponsorship activities.
Understanding the functionality of the SMS is, therefore, a crucial aspect of becoming a licenced sponsor.
Who can use the Home Office Sponsor Management System?
The SMS can be only accessed by four key personnel in your organisation: the authorising officer, level 1 user, key contact, and level 2 user.
They are responsible for the entire recruitment process and ensuring that you meet your sponsorship requirements.
This person acts as the primary point of contact between you and the Home Office and is responsible for all communications.
Level 1 user
They have complete access to the SMS and handle the day-to-day administration of
Level 2 user
This person has limited access to the SMS and has certain responsibilities-must be added by the level 1 user after obtaining the licence.