With effect from July 30 2012, the UK Border Agency will no longer notify a sponsor when certain requests to change sponsor details through the Sponsor Management System have been granted. Sponsors will be able to use the 'view recent and outstanding requests' or 'view user list' function in the Sponsor Management System to track the progress and outcome of some requests.

If the request is rejected, the Border Agency will continue to provide reasons for the refusal or rejection by email to the sponsor's authorising officer (this will be sent from a no-reply email address).

If the change of circumstance request is filed using a change of circumstance form, the Border Agency will continue to notify the sponsor of the outcome by letter.

For further information on this topic please contact Ilda De Sousa at Kingsley Napley by telephone (+44 20 7814 1200), fax (+44 20 7490 2288) or email (idesousa@kingsleynapley.co.uk). The Kingsley Napley website can be accessed at www.kingsleynapley.co.uk.

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