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Aelzayaty
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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Aelzayaty » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:41 am

Software developer ,45 k? So 45 points. Waiting for a reply from the company. What are my chances? Very anticipated :roll:

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by sptula » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:42 am

krimurthy wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:18 am
45 should be fine in april as there will be many RCOS. I will be surprised and disappointed if 45 doesn't get through.
45 also hasn't been approved since December, consecutively for 4 months

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by thisB » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:55 am

Refused due to points, 30, non-shortage, we have been applying since December

This feels like it's been going on forever... :?

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by anils » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:58 am

Still waiting I am at 55k salary.

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Aelzayaty » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:04 pm

Guys software developer is a shortage or non shortage???? I am confused?

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by anils » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:14 pm

Aelzayaty wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:04 pm
Guys software developer is a shortage or non shortage???? I am confused?
Someone please let us know this, I am a software developer too?

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by sunkarakamal » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:18 pm

anils wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:14 pm
Aelzayaty wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:04 pm
Guys software developer is a shortage or non shortage???? I am confused?
Someone please let us know this, I am a software developer too?
2136 Programmers and software development professionals Only the following jobs in this occupation code:

Senior developer employed by a qualifying company, where the job requires a person with a minimum of five years’ relevant experience and demonstrable experience of having led a team.

The following jobs in visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for the film, television or video games sectors:

software developer
shader writer
games designer
The following jobs in the electronics system industry:
driver developer
embedded communications engineer

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by mrlondoninuk » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:19 pm

2136 Programmers and software development professionals

Only the following jobs in this occupation code:

Senior developer employed by a qualifying company, where the job requires a person with a minimum of five years’ relevant experience and demonstrable experience of having led a team.

The following jobs in visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for the film, television or video games sectors:

software developer
shader writer
games designer
The following jobs in the electronics system industry:
driver developer
embedded communications engineer

Thats the only Software dev related occupation listed, I think.

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by ssunny » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:27 pm

mrlondoninuk wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:19 pm
2136 Programmers and software development professionals

Only the following jobs in this occupation code:

Senior developer employed by a qualifying company, where the job requires a person with a minimum of five years’ relevant experience and demonstrable experience of having led a team.

The following jobs in visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for the film, television or video games sectors:

software developer
shader writer
games designer
The following jobs in the electronics system industry:
driver developer
embedded communications engineer

Thats the only Software dev related occupation listed, I think.
to add on...In this Appendix “qualifying company” means a company which:
(a) has obtained permission from the Home Office to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship in respect of the relevant job on the basis that the job is included on the Shortage Occupation List and the company:
(i) is licensed as a sponsor for the purposes of Tier 2 of the Points Based System,
(ii) at the time of obtaining such permission, employs between 20 and 250 employees (inclusive), or employs fewer than 20 employees and has provided a letter from the Department for International Trade, confirming that the Department has been working with the company and supports the application in relation to its trade or investment activity,
(iii) is not more than 25% owned by a company which has one or more other establishments in the UK and one of those establishments employs more than 250 employees; and
(iv) has not been established in the UK for the purpose of supplying services exclusively to a single company or company group in the UK; and
(b) will have no more than ten Tier 2 (General) Migrants working for it at any one time in jobs to which the requirement to be employed by a qualified company applies, if all Certificates of Sponsorship in respect of such jobs lead to a grant of leave as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant.

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Aelzayaty » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:30 pm

mrlondoninuk wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:19 pm
2136 Programmers and software development professionals

Only the following jobs in this occupation code:

Senior developer employed by a qualifying company, where the job requires a person with a minimum of five years’ relevant experience and demonstrable experience of having led a team.

The following jobs in visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for the film, television or video games sectors:

software developer
shader writer
games designer
The following jobs in the electronics system industry:
driver developer
embedded communications engineer

Thats the only Software dev related occupation listed, I think.
So this makes me on the shortage list? How much points do I score?

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by CR001 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:39 pm

Aelzayaty wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:30 pm
mrlondoninuk wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:19 pm
2136 Programmers and software development professionals

Only the following jobs in this occupation code:

Senior developer employed by a qualifying company, where the job requires a person with a minimum of five years’ relevant experience and demonstrable experience of having led a team.

The following jobs in visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for the film, television or video games sectors:

software developer
shader writer
games designer
The following jobs in the electronics system industry:
driver developer
embedded communications engineer

Thats the only Software dev related occupation listed, I think.
So this makes me on the shortage list? How much points do I score?
If your company has not yet applied for a CoS (you would know if they had), then please continue your questions on potential sponsorship in the topic you already have.

uk-tier-2-employer-sponsored-visas/tier ... l#p1611692
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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by Aelzayaty » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:52 pm

CR001 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:39 pm
Aelzayaty wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:30 pm
mrlondoninuk wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:19 pm
2136 Programmers and software development professionals

Only the following jobs in this occupation code:

Senior developer employed by a qualifying company, where the job requires a person with a minimum of five years’ relevant experience and demonstrable experience of having led a team.

The following jobs in visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for the film, television or video games sectors:

software developer
shader writer
games designer
The following jobs in the electronics system industry:
driver developer
embedded communications engineer

Thats the only Software dev related occupation listed, I think.
So this makes me on the shortage list? How much points do I score?
If your company has not yet applied for a CoS (you would know if they had), then please continue your questions on potential sponsorship in the topic you already have.

uk-tier-2-employer-sponsored-visas/tier ... l#p1611692
They have applied and I am waiting for their reply.thats why I am worried :cry:

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by ellemaw » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:55 pm

I’m on 45 points and just got refused this morning.

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by krimurthy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:00 pm

They are literally playing with our careers. Only some change in policy will see us through this difficult time.

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by sameeraa91 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:04 pm

Cap has been reached for the 4th time.

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by royarjun2005 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:09 pm

sameeraa91 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:04 pm
Cap has been reached for the 4th time.
Hi, how did you come to know about this?

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by sameeraa91 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:14 pm

Tier 2 visa cap is hit for the fourth month in a row
Date 20/03/2018 Category Business

The threshold for Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (RCoS), widely referred to as the Tier 2 visa cap, has been reached for the fourth month in a row.

The Home Office has started to send out rejection emails today and this means that, yet again, the number of applications received for certificates has exceeded the number available to grant. Many businesses that have received a negative decision are on their fourth attempt.

As usual when the threshold is met, PhD level roles, those on the Shortage Occupation List and graduate roles recruited via a milkround have all been prioritised. The issues arise with roles that require a Resident Labour Market Test to be performed and that score the middle to lower end of the points for salaries.

We will not know what the exact salary threshold was for this month until the Home Office publishes its information in the next week or so. Last month, jobs needed to have a salary of at least £55,000 to receive a certificate unless one of the exemptions applied.

Businesses can reapply and applications submitted before 5 April will be considered in the April cycle. The good news is that there will be at least 2,200 certificates available to be assigned from the yearly quota of 20,700. The formal quota for March was only 1,000 so it is of little surprise that the threshold has been reached. Sponsors relying on a Resident Labour Market Test should ensure that it will remain valid.

We are expecting changes to be made to ease the pressure. For example, the way the points are dealt with in the sponsor guidance could be changed fairly easily to narrow the salary bands. At the moment, when the limit is reached all applications that fall within the relevant salary band are rejected (unless the numbers over are very small). The government could also look at removing certain types of roles from the limit.

If you need advice on this matter, including an assessment of whether or not an exceptional application may succeed, or in relation to any other aspects of sponsorship, please contact us.

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by thisB » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:15 pm

Hopefully it's at 46 again again.

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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by CR001 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:32 pm

sameeraa91 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:14 pm
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Re: March 2018 Restricted COS

Post by mschase » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:34 pm

@sameeraa91 - Mate, thanks for sharing. Looks like its 46 again for this month.

I know nothing has been officially announced in the parliament but its obvious that this situation has come under limelight and has become very frustrating for employers and potential employees. Having said this, I'm certain that some rule changes will be announced for the coming allocation year and hopefully some flexibility for the month of April and May - to address the overwhelming number of pending applications below 46 points.

This part is critical to the rule changes otherwise April/May, despite the increased quota limit, would be flooded by the backlog - only prolonging this frustration.

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