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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by ronu2326 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:22 am

Congratulations Jan01283, :)
I got my COS approval so next step is application.. Could you please post the list of documents you submitted.

My situation is I am currently on Tier 2 and changing employer and new employer has provided COS.

Correct me if anything extra needed.
1)COS
2)Passport and BRP
3)2 Passport photos
4)Bank Statment for funds
5)Degree certificate and transcript (not sure if needed as I am already on tier 2 and submitted first time)
6)Marraige certifiacte as applying for dependent.
7)Completed application form and health surcharges paid.

Do they ask for payslips, offer letter ? or any other document?

Many thanks in advance !!!

Good Luck Naval1234 for your application ... :)

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processing time for allocation of unrestricted COS?

Post by harrris586 » Tue May 10, 2016 3:35 pm

Hi everyone,

please I need your help regarding tier 2 visa.recently I completed my degree and applied for tier 2 but my employer don't have unrestricted cos at the moment , he applied last month for cos,

he rung home office last week to confirm about processing time for allocation of unrestricted cos they said 18 weeks, but my visa running out in 2 months time period,
again my employer rung today for urgent cos allocation and they said for urgent cos allocation its gona cost you £8000 and you will get cos allocation 2 to 5 working days.

please help me how we can get early cos allocation before my visa expire, visa expiry date is 27 july.
thanks

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by ravisb_2014 » Tue May 10, 2016 3:59 pm

Did you go through previous messages ?

Did your employer provide all details and send email to UKBA ?

I don't think HO ask money ( and £8000 a big amount too) for fastest allocation of COS.

Refer to this message :
Postby jan01283 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:28 pm

It is not ukba anymore. I think they merge with the other government department and the email we sent to last time was to the business help desk BusinessHelpdesk@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

It is better for your sponsor to send the email and they will respond within 2-5 days. Remember to attach your brp scan copy and mark the email as urgent. they will expedite your application if your visa is due to expire in the next 15 working days.

Hope this helps :)

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by harrris586 » Tue May 10, 2016 6:33 pm

ravisb_2014 wrote:Did you go through previous messages ?

Did your employer provide all details and send email to UKBA ?

I don't think HO ask money ( and £8000 a big amount too) for fastest allocation of COS.

Refer to this message :
Postby jan01283 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:28 pm

It is not ukba anymore. I think they merge with the other government department and the email we sent to last time was to the business help desk BusinessHelpdesk@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

It is better for your sponsor to send the email and they will respond within 2-5 days. Remember to attach your brp scan copy and mark the email as urgent. they will expedite your application if your visa is due to expire in the next 15 working days.

Hope this helps :)
thanks for your reply

yes I red all previous messages the guy jan01283 same quoted that when he rung home office they said processing time is 18 weeks but his employer sent urgent email with his BRP scan copy and he got early cos allocation.
my employer just applied for cos allocation I don't know what documents and detail he sent to home office, they said processing time 18 weeks and I check home office website indicative charges for ( optional premium customer services for small sponcers fees £8000.
what do you prefer shall I wait may be they will allocate next coming few weeks because my visa valid till 27 july,they will expedite your application if your visa is due to expire in the next 15 working days.They won't treat my case as emergency until my visa falls into this time frame ??
thanks

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by lazyoffice » Thu May 12, 2016 4:24 pm

My employer applied on 3rd May 2016 and received it on 10th May 2016.

You need to give them all details. They don't ask for money as far as i know

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by harrris586 » Thu May 12, 2016 4:45 pm

lazyoffice wrote:My employer applied on 3rd May 2016 and received it on 10th May 2016.

You need to give them all details. They don't ask for money as far as i know

thanks "lazyoffice"

yeh that was misunderstanding between my employer and home office, basically my employer first time requested COS in 2013 after that he didn't put request for COS allocation to home office,
still his company A rating and he requested 04/05/2016 for COS allocations and they said 18 weeks processing time, my visa expiry date is 27 July.
don't know how long they take.

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by gwen3 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:23 am

Hello,

I had previously applied for a Tier 2 general Visa, which late got rejected as my employer assigned a salary that was below the required level.

They have now agreed to increase my pay, however when we came around to applying for a UCOS again, there were none allocated. My employer had requested one more, justifying that they had previously made an error and that they want to apply for the same candidate again with a altered wage.

My question is, would this justification be sufficient? Also what is the typical turnaround period for a UCOS for Tier 4 stitching to Tier 2?

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by naval1234 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:36 am

Justification should be sufficient I think.

The time line varies. Usually it takes 2-3 weeks, but mine came in 5 days.

When is your visa expiring? If you still have time left then dont worry about it. you could ask your employer to phone UKVI up and give a really good reason why it is urgent then they "might" give a cos early.

But I would suggest you hold on for 2 weeks.

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by gwen3 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:30 am

Thank you for your reply Naval1234,

My visa expires on the 31st of October 2016, therefore I'm kinda panicking. We requested one more allocation on the 14th of September so it has been just over a week now. I think I will wait till the first week of October, and if no progress is made by then my employer can put in an appeal.

Was your UCOS for a Tier 4 switching to Tier 2 as well?
Are you aware of any contact details for making an appeal should the situation arise?
Since my previous application was rejected, will my employer need to withdraw the first COS or will the home office be aware of it, allowing a certificate to be assigned to me again?

Regards

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by vika09 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:12 pm

I am in a similar situation.

My prospective new employer, I believe, applied to have their unrestricted CoS allocation increase in or around 8 September 2016. They asked the following details from me:

·         date of birth
·         nationality
·         current immigration status
·         current job title and duties
·         3 x monthly payslips

I provided those details on the same day. I have since not had much progress (although they are very patient and have been reassuring me kindly throughout the process). It has therefore been, now, 2 weeks since I sent my documents.

Does anyone have any idea on the longest time it has taken for the CoS allocation to be increased? I have seen many references to 2-3 weeks, so I am starting to get concerned, but willing to wait until 3 weeks have passed before really starting to be worried. But some idea as to what would be an unreasonable amount of time to wait would also help calm me down!

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by gwen3 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:15 pm

Hello Vika09.

Have you received you UCOS yet?
I am currently still waiting for mine, it's been 10 days. I am hoping that my employers pushes the application as urgent once we cross the 2 week boundary. My visa expires at the end on October.

I hope things work out for us!! Please keep me updated :)

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by vika09 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:30 pm

Nope, no UCOS yet.

Hopefully it progresses well. Good luck to you!

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by JG12345 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:18 pm

Hi I have a question

I am on a tier 2 general visa expiring soon
My employer ran out of CoS , so has asked for more and I believe this takes time.
I want to extend my visa and from your posts it seems that I require an unrestricted CoS.

I dont think my employer asked for an unrestricted one, can they ask for one now in October ?( some posts suggest April 2016 was the cut off for 2016/17)

Can I use a restricted CoS (if and when I get one)?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by dragon098 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:53 pm

Hi Gwen and Vika09, any luck. Can you please update us on your progress to get UCOS

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by hopeforall9 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:09 am

Hello,

was just wondering if anyone else has had luck in getting their CoS allocation? we requested ours on 27th September and still nothing. Was just wondering what the general timeline is for a request without having to email the helpline for urgent treatment.

Thank you

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by JG12345 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:10 am

hopeforall9 wrote:Hello,

was just wondering if anyone else has had luck in getting their CoS allocation? we requested ours on 27th September and still nothing. Was just wondering what the general timeline is for a request without having to email the helpline for urgent treatment.

Thank you
hi hpfral9 and dragon,

No update for me either. On emailing them they do respond with an 18 week timeline. They only expedite the CoS allocation if the visa is expiring in 15 days so I am not sure how much emailing them helps ( I could be worng here ).

Thanks

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by dragon098 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:57 am

Hi JG12345,

so far no update from me either however, I will try email and calling them and update you in few days.

my only issue is that I will be traveling in 2nd of December. I was wondering if my allocation came early then I could apply early then enjoy my holiday but unfortunately, doesn't seem like I can do that.

Anyways, will update you guys.

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by PRCcap » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:17 pm

Hey all,
Just to let you know My Sponsor got a UCOS on 15th of Oct, and my Sponsor applied for it on 13th of Sept. So in one month we got it. Thank you and good luck!

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by dragon098 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:33 pm

Hi Prcap,

Can you please tell us when your visa is going to expire and did you HR frequently make calls and email them to get UCOS allocation or they just arrived in a month.

Thanks

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by JG12345 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:01 pm

PRCcap wrote:Hey all,
Just to let you know My Sponsor got a UCOS on 15th of Oct, and my Sponsor applied for it on 13th of Sept. So in one month we got it. Thank you and good luck!

Thank you for the update PRCap

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