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Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by jan01283 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:02 pm

Hi,

My Tier 2 extension application has been refused because my salary did not meet the minimum requirement for the shortage list occupation. My employer has agreed to increase my salary but only have we come to realised that we have used up the 1 allocation for the refused application. It cannot be amended so my employer has requested for an increase in allocation and it has been 1 week since. Does anyone know how long does this process normally take? Is it 3 weeks as they said or it could be done faster by ringing or emailing them?

Many thanks for your help.

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by jan01283 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:17 am

We rang home office today and they have advised the application will take 18 weeks! We have wrote an urgent email to them hopefully can accelerate the allocation...

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by ronu2326 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:07 am

Hi jan01283,

Have you got your COS allocation as yet ?

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by naval1234 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:41 pm

Hi jan01283,

This is strange, normally it takes 2 - 3 weeks. I'm sure there must have been some mistake in communication. Are you sure they specifically said that it will take 18 weeks for giving your employer additional COS for this year?

Can you please confirm if there has been any progress with your application?

You can identify to them that its really urgent and that your visa will expire soon etc. According to what I have read in the forums this is what people have done. But its the first time I've heard it takes 18 weeks!!

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by jan01283 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:00 pm

Hi,

I am still waiting for the cos approval. My employer did email home office and they have asked us to email again 15 working days before my current leave expires. They won't treat my case as emergency until my visa falls into this time frame. So all we can do now is wait until before Easter. If we haven't received the approval then we will send urgent email again. :|

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by jan01283 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:37 am

Just to let you all know that I have received the COS increase today and will put the application in soon. good luck to us :D :D

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by ronu2326 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:29 am

Thats great .... so it took you around 12-15 working days ?
Good luck with your application :)

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by jan01283 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:36 pm

No it took us just over 2 weeks. They didn't send email to inform mg employer had to log in to the system to check. Hope this helps :)

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by naval1234 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:45 pm

Hi jan01283,

Congratulations. Apply for your visa and keep us posted about it.

I'm in similar situation and my HR had asked for extra COS's to be allocated last week Thursday. They had used all of their 20 COS for this year.

I'm expecting mine by middle of this month hopefully.

Congrats again.

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by zulu007 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:56 pm

Hi, does any one have UKBA email address as I need to mark URGENT unrestricted cos ? Visa due to expire soon. I am really worried :(

Thanks & regards

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by naval1234 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:00 pm

[quote="zulu007"]Hi, does any one have UKBA email address as I need to mark URGENT unrestricted cos ? Visa due to expire soon. I am really worried :(

Thanks & regards[/quote

here they are

email: SponsorshipPBSenquiries@ukba.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: 0300 123 4699

Make sure that you contact through your HR and not by yourself

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by 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 naval1234 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:58 pm

Hi jan01283,

When was your visa supposed to expire? Did they do your COS allocation based on that it was supposed to expire soon? Or did you still have time for it?

Would appreciate your reply as my visa doesn't expire in 15 days.

BTW I got an email reminder from Home Office that my visa is about to expire soon and I should apply for another visa or leave UK. :cry:

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by jan01283 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:23 pm

Hi my visa is expiring in mid April and I have put my application in today for next week interview. They approved the allocation after 2 weeks but I don't think that's because of the email that my employer has sent.

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by naval1234 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:05 pm

Thanks for your reply jan01283

I will check next week about the status of the additional COS from my HR.

Keep us posted on how your visa application went as it may help me and others as well. :)

thanks again

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by naval1234 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:10 pm

On another note jan01283,

Do you know what reason and documents your HR put for an additional COS.

It would be nice to know as if they reject for some reason then I would know what reason to put for the next additional COS. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't happen. But just to be on the safe side its better to be prepared.

Will really appreciate your help here.

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by jan01283 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:49 am

Hi,

No, we didn't submit extra document. There was a column for your sponsor to fill in the reason why they want an increase allocation.

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by naval1234 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:59 pm

Hi All,

Good news I got my COS allocation and have an appointment booked for 14th. No other nearest date was available.

I got my cos in 5 days so not bad at all.

Good luck to everyone else!

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by jan01283 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:29 pm

Hi guys, I have got my visa approval! Good luck to everyone who is going to apply soon. :) :)

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Re: Time required for increase unrestricted CoS allocation

Post by naval1234 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:42 pm

Congratulations..!! :lol:

My appointment is next week Monday will keep you guys posted.

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