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vasanth.dream
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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by vasanth.dream » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:51 pm

Hi Mahir,

Mine one they requested on oct 13. still no update.
I am Really worried and afraid about this. I hope will get soon.

Thanks
Vasanth

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by JG12345 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:39 am

vasanth.dream wrote:Hi ,

we calling them this number 0300 123 2241 and mail id is
BusinessHelpdesk@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.
please correct me if I am wrong.

Thanks
Vasanth

Hi Vasanth

I believe the email address is the right one but unfortunately I can't confirm the number

I have asked a friend but have not had a response yet
I will keep trying

Thanks

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by aziznurani » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:30 am

Hi

We have applied on 14th Nov'16 with their "new priority service" paying £200 but still no response.. Have emailed them and called their general enquiry but no joy yet

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by aziznurani » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:03 pm

Hi All

Just to share that we have received COS and finally we managed to assign it and applied for visa. It took around 20 days (14 Nov'16 to 5 Dec'16) and they didn't even send any email or letter, it was just showing there as unused COS in SMS.

Thanks

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by geet_k » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:52 am

aziznurani wrote:Hi All

Just to share that we have received COS and finally we managed to assign it and applied for visa. It took around 20 days (14 Nov'16 to 5 Dec'16) and they didn't even send any email or letter, it was just showing there as unused COS in SMS.

Thanks

Was this using the priority service?

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by aziznurani » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:19 am

yes it was priority service, but still took almost 3 weeks

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by manish112 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:28 am

Hi Guys,

We cannot reach the priority service number. It is engaged all the time.

Have you been having the same issue?

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by sabi27 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:53 pm

Hi Guys,

I and 2 of my colleagues are in the same boat as most of you guys are.

We have exactly one week left on our visa. Our employer have submitted CoS allocation application via premium service paying £200 on 5th of this month. It has been a week but CoS allocation does not show in SMS system.

They have send them many emails chasing the case but no luck. They have also done a whole lot of rounds calling/trying calling them but no luck so far.

As per our HR, HO is not answering, saying or confirming to any query, information, request they have made so far.

Any other suggestions?

Best Regards,

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by gmng » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:59 am

Hi Everyone,

Need some urgent help/advise please.

My visa is expiring in end of Feb 2017 and my new employer already requested a UCOS increase on 20/12/2016 but its been over 2 weeks and no allocation. Tried calling them but not much of a help, its mostly coming busy. My employer is thinking of using the new priority service. I wanted to check on a few things before taking that route -
  • - If we can put the already raised UCOS in priority service or would it be a new UCOS increase request in priority service?

    - Would the request date of requested UCOS will still remain 20/12/2016 or would it change to new date on which put in priority service?

    - Is the turnaround for COS allocation really 5 working days? Has anyone used this service recently?

    - Whats the turnaround for COS allocation we are seeing around this time of the year using priority and normal service?
Also I am a little confused about this COS. Is this type of COS (unrestricted) also need to be submitted before 5th of the month to be allocated in the month cycle? Or can be applied any time? Also would these COS be considered in Jan 11th allocation meeting? My case is a switch of employer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards.

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by flower2013 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:29 am

Hi Sabi and Vasanth,

Did you received your CoS now?? Please provide an update on your situation.
Thanks

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by sabi27 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:49 pm

flower2013 wrote:Hi Sabi and Vasanth,

Did you received your CoS now?? Please provide an update on your situation.
Thanks
Hi Flower,

I am still waiting for our COS allocation in SMS. IT has been 12 days (10 working days) since we had requested via priority service. We have sent number of emails and called them but no luck. Apparently, the number used for purchasing premium service is now saying they only take money for the service and they cannot do anything regarding the allocation of COS.

Our visas are expiring on Friday 20th Jan. We are now thinking to submit our visa application on Thursday without COS.

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by flower2013 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:04 am

Hi sabi,

Do ask your employer to send an urgent email to business help desk. We did that on thrusday last week and they have provided us with the CoS now. Ask your employer to say it is very urgent. They will definitely act on it

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by gmng » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:21 am

flower2013 wrote:Hi sabi,

Do ask your employer to send an urgent email to business help desk. We did that on thrusday last week and they have provided us with the CoS now. Ask your employer to say it is very urgent. They will definitely act on it
When did your employer requested for COS allocation? Also is your a switch of employer extension or extension with the same employer?

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by flower2013 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:03 pm

We requested for renewal on 02 December. This is an extension

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by gmng » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:20 pm

flower2013 wrote:We requested for renewal on 02 December. This is an extension
Could you please confirm the email address, is it this one Email: BusinessHelpdesk@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by flower2013 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:51 pm

Yes it's correct

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by gmng » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:13 pm

flower2013 wrote:Yes it's correct
And when is/was your visa getting expired?

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by sabi27 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:00 am

flower2013 wrote:Hi sabi,

Do ask your employer to send an urgent email to business help desk. We did that on thrusday last week and they have provided us with the CoS now. Ask your employer to say it is very urgent. They will definitely act on it
Hi Flower,

Thank you for your response.

Believe me have sent a number of emails to Business Helpdesk. Calling them everyday to chase for this. But no luck so far. Would you advise any special keywords to use in subject line or in message?

We have learnt that once you have sent an email to Business Helpdesk, you should wait for 48 hours before sending another email regarding the same otherwise system bounces back the subsequent email stating wait for 48 hours before sending another email.

Any other suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Could you please also say how long it actually took for you to get the allocation and if it was via premium service?

Regards

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by flower2013 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:20 am

Hi Sabi,
Hope you get your CoS soon. We applied for ours on 02 December. Visa expiring on first week of February.
I believe no specific keyword was used.
My sponsor stated it is very urgent and my visa is expiring soon.
Wish you all the best.

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by sabi27 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:01 pm

flower2013 wrote:Hi Sabi,
Hope you get your CoS soon. We applied for ours on 02 December. Visa expiring on first week of February.
I believe no specific keyword was used.
My sponsor stated it is very urgent and my visa is expiring soon.
Wish you all the best.
Thank you, Flower.
We have applied for our visa today without CoS. Now just hoping allocation will come soon so we can send it over ASAP.

Good luck with your application. (Y).

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