I am currently on a Tier 5 Creative and Sporting 3-month concession visa, which got extended to July 31st due to COVID-19.
I am applying for a new, 12-month Tier 5 Creative and Sporting visa with a CoS that expires on August 3rd.
Due to flight restrictions, I can't go back to my country to do the BRP application (Argentina), so I was planning to apply from an EU country, Switzerland in particular. However, borders are still closed for non-EU citizens almost everywhere.
I wanted to know on one hand how long does an application stay open before setting up a BRP appointment.
On the other, if I chose to cancel my current visa application and submit another one, would the current CoS be spoiled? I should be able to get a refund if I haven't set up a BRP appointment at the application centers, right?
Thank you very much for your time and help.