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April 2018 Restricted COS

Only for the UK Skilled Worker visas, formerly known as Tier 2 visa route

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Hopeful42
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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Hopeful42 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:09 pm

Melsieau wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:02 pm
Hey guys can someone please explain if anything has changed this month?
Not that we’re aware of.

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by worldlukie » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:22 pm

Ttdmitrie wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Hi, I’ve had the Home Office request for my employer to provide my employment contract as well as the description of my role in the January allocation round (ps. my RCOS application has still not been approved, so fingers crossed going into the April allocation now).
They have done the same to me since December now.

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by vijay75455 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:58 am

Hi All,

My wife's employer has applied for RCoS allocation in this months quota. She was offered 35K as a Business analyst. i.e. She will get 35 points. Please advice us if there is any chance for allocation in this months quota? Thank you.

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Plabber_123 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:00 pm

vijay75455 wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:58 am
Hi All,

My wife's employer has applied for RCoS allocation in this months quota. She was offered 35K as a Business analyst. i.e. She will get 35 points. Please advice us if there is any chance for allocation in this months quota? Thank you.
We cannot predict right now but we should get a rough idea in 4 days (ie the 11th of April). Good luck to you and yoir wife :)

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Derain » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:04 am

Hi Everyone,

I noted that my job has been added to the Shortage Occupation Category as of 6th of April, does anyone know if the April decision will include this change given that the application was obviously made before the 6th? This will change my points from 33 to 143 so obviously make a massive difference.

Thank you all,

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration ... illed-work

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Joel1986 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:18 am

Now youve officially got my hopes up. Just saw my job on the RQF6 list. What does this mean?

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Hopeful42 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:37 am

Joel1986 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:18 am
Now youve officially got my hopes up. Just saw my job on the RQF6 list. What does this mean?
Unfortunately all this means is that you’re in a job/skill that’s eligible for tier 2 sponsorship. Really everyone here should be able to find their job on the RQF6 list.

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Plabber_123 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:44 am

SOC stands for standard occupational classification and not shortage occupation category.

Please check the shortage occupation list below and see if your job is on the list.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration ... ation-list

Also from what I have read your CoS application needs to clearly state that it is being applied as a shortage occupation for you to benefit from gaining additional points. If your job is on the shortage occupation list you can ask the person who applied for your CoS whether he/she applied for it as a shortage occupation.

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by watsy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:40 am

Hi All
I've also had a look regarding policy changes but cannot see anything regarding the removal of NHS/PhD roles from the cap.
The only related news I found is an article regarding the plans to increase the health surcharge when applying which has been spoken about for a while: http://workpermit.com/news/uk-tier-2-vi ... e-20180406

Hopefully we see some changes come into place soon. I'm in a similar position to most of you with 45 points, non-shortage occupation and applying since January.

Good luck to everyone this month!

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by krimurthy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:05 am

I really feel it's extremely strange to not to have made changes, however as we know these discussions were happened 4th week of march
, I feel it's difficult to make any changes to the policy and update it immediately. I do belive that they should have atleast made more cos available in April to ease the pressure and narrowed the points band. Let's see what happens in April allocation we ll get to know in 2-3 days.

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Hopeful42 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:20 am

krimurthy wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:05 am
I really feel it's extremely strange to not to have made changes, however as we know these discussions were happened 4th week of march
, I feel it's difficult to make any changes to the policy and update it immediately. I do belive that they should have atleast made more cos available in April to ease the pressure and narrowed the points band. Let's see what happens in April allocation we ll get to know in 2-3 days.
If they made more available for April all it would do was push more of a problem along later in the year. There are more available in April then any other month as it is.

Given we know they’re not going to raise the quota really the only thing that would work would be excluding certain roles from the cap.

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by worldlukie » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:52 am

krimurthy wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:05 am
I really feel it's extremely strange to not to have made changes, however as we know these discussions were happened 4th week of march
, I feel it's difficult to make any changes to the policy and update it immediately. I do belive that they should have atleast made more cos available in April to ease the pressure and narrowed the points band. Let's see what happens in April allocation we ll get to know in 2-3 days.
you have to remember BREXIT is being processed. I believe they will be weary of that and that is the reasons it has not changed.
I am on 50 points although i am hopeful its not looking good.

but the ride will be fun.!!!!

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by krimurthy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:05 am

Sorry dint understand your point.

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by c_f » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:12 am

Does anyone know if HO will manage to deliver the results this week?

I'm with 45 and since February it was always refused.

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by hopeful4000 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:35 am

the meeting is on 11 which is a Wednesday so we have to wait for a week at least am hopeful that we will see the cut off dropping to 40 a pure guess as there will be 2200 available and a lot of higher score applicants got through last week best of luck to all

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Plabber_123 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:48 pm

We should have a rough idea of the points cut off by the end of the week. I hope since this is a heavy month they have extra staff to deal with things quicker. Last month's wait time was horrible!

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by maticskhadka » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:51 pm

Plabber_123 wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:48 pm
We should have a rough idea of the points cut off by the end of the week. I hope since this is a heavy month they have extra staff to deal with things quicker. Last month's wait time was horrible!
Guys what will happen after job ad is not valid to apply Rcos ?

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by balu04vn » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:31 pm

maticskhadka wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Plabber_123 wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:48 pm
We should have a rough idea of the points cut off by the end of the week. I hope since this is a heavy month they have extra staff to deal with things quicker. Last month's wait time was horrible!
Guys what will happen after job ad is not valid to apply Rcos ?
JOb post(RLMT) date start or end date which one will be considered for 6 months?

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Plabber_123 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:36 pm

balu04vn wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:31 pm
maticskhadka wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Plabber_123 wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:48 pm
We should have a rough idea of the points cut off by the end of the week. I hope since this is a heavy month they have extra staff to deal with things quicker. Last month's wait time was horrible!
Guys what will happen after job ad is not valid to apply Rcos ?
JOb post(RLMT) date start or end date which one will be considered for 6 months?
First day it was advertised is the start of the six month period.

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by balu04vn » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:41 am

Plabber_123 wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:36 pm
balu04vn wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:31 pm
maticskhadka wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Plabber_123 wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:48 pm
We should have a rough idea of the points cut off by the end of the week. I hope since this is a heavy month they have extra staff to deal with things quicker. Last month's wait time was horrible!
Guys what will happen after job ad is not valid to apply Rcos ?
JOb post(RLMT) date start or end date which one will be considered for 6 months?
First day it was advertised is the start of the six month period.
Thanks Plabber

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by lizg » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:45 am

Fingers crossed with 35 points.

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Bashaga » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:27 pm

How long does it usually take to get your sponsorship certificate once your RCOS has been processed?

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Velodrum » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:38 pm

Hi guys. I am trying to calculate my point. I want to find out if fixed bonuses and allowances would count towards the calculation of annual salary for the year.

Thanks

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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by CR001 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:41 pm

Velodrum wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:38 pm
Hi guys. I am trying to calculate my point. I want to find out if fixed bonuses and allowances would count towards the calculation of annual salary for the year.

Thanks
See page 27 in the link below what HO will consider and what is not considered.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... 18__2_.pdf
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Re: April 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Plabber_123 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:44 pm

Velodrum wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:38 pm
Hi guys. I am trying to calculate my point. I want to find out if fixed bonuses and allowances would count towards the calculation of annual salary for the year.

Thanks
An easy way would be to ask the person who applied for your CoS what he/she has put/plans to put as your salary in your CoS application.

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