• Tier 2 and 5 sponsors who wish to expedite a request for the following can request a priority service at the cost of £200:
  • in year certificate of sponsorship (CoS) allocation
  • follow on CoS allocation
  • add new level 1 user
  • replace an authorising officer (AO)
  • add a representative.

The telephone number for the priority service has recently changed to 0114 207 1315. The line is open from 8:30am  to 4:30pm, Monday to Thursday, but only 50 requests are accepted each day, so the earlier you call the better. Decisions normally take up to five working days, which is much quicker than standard processing.