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Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

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natalisain
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Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by natalisain » Fri May 16, 2014 1:08 pm

Hi

Can anyone let me know the time to get unrestricted Cos allocation?

Thanks
Natalie

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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by iworker » Sun May 18, 2014 9:17 am

2 days to 2 weeks.

amit_sharma90
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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by amit_sharma90 » Sun May 18, 2014 5:56 pm

Natalie,

Are you waiting for Restricted COS allocation to you?
If yes When did your application for RCoS got submitted to UKBA?

onlooker
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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by onlooker » Sun May 18, 2014 7:13 pm

It seems that unrestricted CoS are never "allocated". They are always available to the sponsor to create a sponsorship. If you download SMS (Sponsorship Management System) PDF guide from UKBA website you will see that.

natalisain
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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by natalisain » Sun May 18, 2014 9:42 pm

Hi All

Thanks for the reply.
I am waiting for unrestricted Cos.

Thanks
Natalie

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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by amit_sharma90 » Mon May 19, 2014 7:37 am

I agree with onlooker, Unrestricted Cos allocation are always available with sponsor, they are never allocated.

iworker
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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by iworker » Mon May 19, 2014 9:13 am

tbey are not always available.
U get a certain quota for each year, requests of which are made in Jan-feb time generaly, following an email from ukba.

Once u have assigned all the available U-COS, and still need more, u can request more using SMS. This then takes between 2 days to 2 weeks to be allocated.

natalisain
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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by natalisain » Mon May 19, 2014 11:23 am

Thanks iworker.

Another question : Is there any restriction to travel out of country a month before applying for the Switching immigration category application?

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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by iworker » Mon May 19, 2014 2:22 pm

NO

natalisain
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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by natalisain » Mon May 19, 2014 3:03 pm

Thanks iworker.

There was a small typo in my previous post.

Another question : Is there any restriction on traveling out of country a month before applying for the Switching immigration category application?
What I meant is I have a travel plan this month end and I am planning for Visa switch next month. So there should not be an issue?

Thanks
Natalie

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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by iworker » Mon May 19, 2014 8:28 pm

No.
On your return, if u have a valid leave, u will be admitted in to the UK

pu8aa
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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by pu8aa » Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:51 am

Hi Natalisain,

Can you please advise how long it took you to get the unrestricted CoS? My HR has applied recently and I am not sure how long it takes.

Thanks.

pu8aa
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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by pu8aa » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:35 pm

Any one please.. really stressing out here.. How long does it take to get the U CoS between when you apply and when the UKBA release it.

pswtotier2
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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by pswtotier2 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:32 am

I am on the same situation, Have you guys got your COS allocated? if so how long it took, my employer is waiting for more than 3 weeks now!!!

You input much appreciated

umslei
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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by umslei » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:08 am

I am waiting tier 2 unrestricted COS allocation. It has been 4 weeks and 2 days. Any Idea how much time it took for someone applied very recently.

umslei
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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by umslei » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:17 am

Sponsorship is allocated,,, Waiting for formal offer..

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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by usmanzaka25 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:29 pm

umslei wrote:Sponsorship is allocated,,, Waiting for formal offer..
When did your employer apply for un restricted cos? How long it took to allocate?

sha23
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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by sha23 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:41 pm

Hi Manci,

As per you suggestion, please could you reply to the below question of mine?

I have a quick question on cos issue. I am in the UK since Jan 2013 and my Tier-2 ICT visa extension application will be done in October'15. (Visa runs out on 9th Jan'16) If my employer doesn't have a cos allocation how long will it take from the time they apply on the SMS system for it?

I am the only person in my company on this SMS system and no one has been sponsored post me from end of 2012.

Look forward to your reply.

Many thanks.

sha23
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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by sha23 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:24 am

sha23 wrote:Hi Manci,

As per you suggestion, please could you reply to the below question of mine?

I have a quick question on cos issue. I am in the UK since Jan 2013 and my Tier-2 ICT visa extension application will be done in October'15. (Visa runs out on 9th Jan'16) If my employer doesn't have a cos allocation how long will it take from the time they apply on the SMS system for it?

I am the only person in my company on this SMS system and no one has been sponsored post me from end of 2012.

Look forward to your reply.

Many thanks.
Hi Mods, please help me with this question.

Many thanks.

Shah1698
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Re: Time to get an unrestricted Cos allocation

Post by Shah1698 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:38 am

It will normally take 2-3 weeks, perhaps even sooner but some cases it takes as long as 2-3 months.. So please be advised that you apply ASAP to avoid last minute chaos.
Shah

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