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Applied for sponsorship license

Post by crippled » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:54 am

Hey,

My company has applied for sponsorship license to hire me and my colleague. How will it take from here on to getting a visa?

We are from Singapore.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Regards,

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Post by crippled » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:26 pm

anyone? even indicative timelines for getting a sponsorship license offlate would do. I've read that it takes 4-10 weeks, but most people say it takes 6 months, is that true? any idea of what the average is like?

Many thanks!

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Post by talktonight » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:30 pm

crippled wrote:anyone? even indicative timelines for getting a sponsorship license offlate would do. I've read that it takes 4-10 weeks, but most people say it takes 6 months, is that true? any idea of what the average is like?

Many thanks!
I'm pretty sure UKBA's web site suggests it may take up to 3 months.

Anyway, it seems that it could take from 2 to 10 weeks in general..

In my case it was 8 weeks, considering the fact that we had to send some additional documents after UKBA's request.

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Post by kw10aab » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:29 pm

we applies for licence on 28th of august and got licence on 11th of september.i dont think it will take long..

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Post by kw10aab » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:30 pm

we applies for licence on 28th of august and got licence on 11th of september.i dont think it will take long..

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Post by crippled » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:19 am

wow really? I thought it took a minimum of 4 weeks! maybe you're referring to a COS

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Post by ShrutiBlue » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:22 am

CoS is instant, you get it online right after filling up the form and making the payment.

My company applied for the license on the 14th of July and got it on 20th August.

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Post by crippled » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:51 am

great, thanks shrutiblue. would love to hear more timelines!

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Post by Andy12 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:02 am

crippled wrote:great, thanks shrutiblue. would love to hear more timelines!
This is the timeline my wife's company went through to get a response :)

Applied for license online: July 8th 2013
Response received: 9th July 2013
Fees taken : I don't surely know but think it's 9th July itself
Received letter about a pre-licensing visit: 2nd September 2013
Visit was done on : 09th September 2013
Response : 17th September 2013, awarded Tier 2 General 'A' Rating

All the best :)

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Post by crippled » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:14 pm

thank you andy12! :)

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Post by crippled » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:13 pm

anyone else applied for a license recently?

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Post by bwoodlt » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:51 pm

crippled wrote:anyone else applied for a license recently?
My company recently applied, about 3 weeks ago still to hear from them

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Post by crippled » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:03 am

4 weeks is bare minimum I was told, so lets hope you get it soon :)

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Post by crippled » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:39 pm

anybody else applied recently?

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Post by ayesha.aykhan » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:22 pm

applied : 13 September
Still waiting

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Post by hopeforall9 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:29 pm

Ours was ridiculously quick, so quick that we are all in shock! We did the online application on Friday 18 October and sent in the documents the same day as a guaranteed delivery. Today (Wednesday 23 October) we showed up on the sponsor list and got an email confirming our application was successful and that we are now a Tier 2 sponsor with our log-in details.

We could of just been extremely lucky in our case, but that was our timeline. We submitted 7 documents that they asked for and then our company solicitor told us to submit proof that our company undergoes several audits a year (letters, certificates, registration numbers with website print outs), even though those aren't asked for or required but it seemed to work.

Most people I have spoken to hear back within 4 weeks, so it shouldn't be an issue. But if it is dragging out, the company can contact them and ask them to expedite the application.

All the best.

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Post by Lynz1988 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:07 pm

ShrutiBlue wrote:CoS is instant, you get it online right after filling up the form and making the payment.

My company applied for the license on the 14th of July and got it on 20th August.
an unrestricted CoS would be instant - not a restricted one which seems to be what most people need. A restricted CoS is issued on the 11th of each month with the deadline being the 5th of each month. Additionally, if a new level 1 user login is needed, it could take 3-4 weeks for it to arrive. This was the sole reason why I could not come back to the UK this month (a huge let-down for me!) in that the login details were delayed in arriving and so my company could not apply for a CoS in time for me.

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